from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the buildings belonging to and used for the business of a farm.


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  • There was a little farm-building with great trees behind it, but no one about except a few cows in the field to one side and an old dog drowsing in the yard.

    Royal Flash

  • Nestling down at the foot of the hill was a rambling old farm-building, with outhouses and stables and a big greenhouse.

    Five Go To Billycock Hill

  • It would happen that a man had spotted in some shelled house or fallen farm-building a beam, plank, door, or something else wooden and burnable, that he couldn't carry without assistance, or that he couldn't stop to bring away at the time.

    A Soldier's Sketches Under Fire

  • Every house that is built with a thought for its beauty, every home, farm-building and fence kept in good repair, every neat back-yard and flower-surrounded home has its part in making America more beautiful, and this influence in countless homes is certain to count in the making of better citizens.

    Checking the Waste A Study in Conservation

  • I turned round and saw a great yellow flare illuminating the sky in the direction of Sailly, the fiery end of some barn or farm-building, where a high explosive had found its billet.

    Attack An Infantry Subaltern's Impression of July 1st, 1916

  • In one of the fields was the dim form of a farm-building, barely visible through the rush and turmoil of dancing snowflakes.

    Combed Out

  • A December midnight was hardly the moment he would have chosen for showing his farm-building to visitors, but since it was a fine night, and the young people were anxious for an excuse for a mild frolic, Luke consented to chaperon the expedition.

    The Toys of Peace, and other papers

  • One farm-building, into which some twenty disabled Highlanders had crawled, was deliberately set on fire the next day, and burnt with them to the ground.

    An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America

  • Mrs. Gould pulled herself in, and, blotted out in a far corner, thought vaguely of asking May not to dance more than three times with Fred Scully; May chattered to Alice or looked impatiently through the misted windows for the familiar signs; the shadow of a tree on the sky, or the obscure outline of a farm-building that would tell how near they were to their destination.


  • It was a house for lepers, and some portions of the Norman chapel still exist in a farm-building by the roadside.

    Vanishing England


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