from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little house, as a doll-house, built by children in play.


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  • And all the time, we're in the middle of Andrew's new cubby-house business getting off the ground.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • "It would make a nice cubby-house to play in," thought Mun Bun.

    Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's

  • The culprit was soon discovered in the corner of the kitchen cupboard, which she called-her "cubby-house," engaged in lecturing Fudge for running away with Angelina.

    Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir

  • The head of the family slept in a cubby-house of hurdle, hung from a tie-beam of the roof and supported on a pole below.

    High Albania

  • Many are rather like the cubby-house we made at the end of the orchard last summer; only the walls are thick enough to stand a high explosive shell.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • When dinner was over, papa was enticed up to see the cubby-house, while the aunts took their nap.

    Betty Leicester A Story For Girls

  • Betty remembered playing with her dolls in this pleasant little corner on rainy days, years before, and revived its old name of the "cubby-house."

    Betty Leicester A Story For Girls

  • You can keep on having the cubby-house for a very private study, and I know you could write beautifully on the rainy days, when the elm branches make such a nice noise on the roof.

    Betty Leicester A Story For Girls

  • As midsummer came on the cubby-house grew too hot for comfort, but one afternoon, when rain had been falling all the morning to cool the high roof, Mary Beck and Betty sat there together in great comfort and peace.

    Betty Leicester A Story For Girls

  • You put it in my cubby-house, right at the corner of the wall nearest the big maple.

    St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3


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