Definitions

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  • n. A miniature house used by children as a toy for recreating domestic settings.

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

  • n. a house so small that it is likened to a child's plaything
  • n. a small model of a house used as a toy by children

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Examples

  • Having spread the quilt and folded my night-dress, I went to the window-seat to put in order some picture-books and doll's house furniture scattered there; an abrupt command from Georgiana to let her playthings alone (for the tiny chairs and mirrors, the fairy plates and cups, were her property) stopped my proceedings; and then, for lack of other occupation, I fell to breathing on the frost-flowers with which the window was fretted, and thus clearing a space in the glass through which I might look out on the grounds, where all was still and petrified under the influence of a hard frost.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

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