Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cottage of a cotter or grass-man.
  • n. Same as grass-hut.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There was only one other place in the river for a fish-trap, but, when my father and I and a dozen other men started to make a very large trap, the guards came from the big grass-house we had built for Dog-Tooth.

    THE STRENGTH OF THE STRONG

  • These people looked very poor, but probably were not really so, as they had a nice grass-house, with very fine mats, within a few yards.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • But the grass-house was more to his taste than state councils, and after a year and a half he returned to

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

  • To the Commissioner, Harley Kennan duly turned over Makawao, who was committed to a grass-house jail, well guarded, to sit in leg-irons against the time of trial for his many crimes.

    Chapter 24

  • There was only one other place in the river for a fish-trap, but, when my father and I and a dozen other men started to make a very large trap, the guards came from the big grass-house we had built for

    The Strength of the Strong

  • We halted for an early lunch at the clean grass-house we had stopped at before, and later in the afternoon at that of the woman with whom we had ridden from Hakalau, who received us very cordially, and regaled us with poi and pork.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • The native grass-house, where it has been well built, is a very comfortable structure.

    Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands

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