carriage house love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A building in which a horse and carriage is stored, separate from the house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small building usually near a large residence or part of an estate, used for keeping coaches, carriages, or other vehicles; -- also called coach house. It is now (1998) obsolescent and its function has been taken over by the garage, which is usually attached to a residence or main building. Carriage houses are still found on older estates, though not usually used for their original purpose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small building for housing coaches and carriages and other vehicles

Etymologies

Originating from the time when most transportation was a horse-drawn carriage. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was a carriage house apartment, and he had spent many contented hours there — contented, that is, until the unfortunate advent of Bootsie.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

  • She was feeling claustrophobic at Eli's carriage house apartment — watching the evidence techs start to dismantle the room — when she remembered Louis's name from the Fair Election Fund.

    Land of the Blind

  • However-I gave my skirt a last whack, the final bit of dried mud dropped away, and I pronounced it clean enough - however, I did not believe any of those things had anything to do with why the carriage house out back was locked up tight, probably empty and certainly dusty.

    Beacon Street Mourning

  • A hand-lettered sign on the carriage house reads EMPIRE INTERACTIVE.

    Land of the Blind

  • Her second-floor apartment occupied a carriage house behind an old mansion, and she rushed upstairs to hug Bootsie, her adored animal companion, while Qwilleran brought up her luggage.

    The Cat Who Came To Breakfast

  • The carriage house happened to be only a few blocks from where her parents lived on Crocus Hill—easy walking distance.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • At the back of the house, the drive continued to a carriage house where my father had kept his motorcars.

    Locked Rooms

  • Polly's apartment occupied a carriage house behind one of the mansions — within walking distance of the public library — and she was assured of a leasehold.

    The Cat Who Came To Breakfast

  • I followed him up the South Hill to his house, but after we parked he led me away from the main house to the small carriage house in back, where he was living.

    Land of the Blind

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