from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inhabitance.
  • noun Inhabitants collectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as inhabitancy.


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  • The Lao Theung farm dry rice, cotton, and tobacco, employing only wooden tools and bamboo implements; settle near mountain streams in huts with dirt floors; and believe that the human body is host to somewhere between 30 and 130 spirits (to what degree obesity or anorexia determines the size of the spirit habitancy is unclear).

    Villa Incognito Robbins, Tom 2003

  • Since the habitancy of each house was established at forty persons, half male, half female, any SI of 20 or under was excellent, from 21 to

    Araminta Station Vance, Jack, 1916- 1988

  • THE TWO MEN flew south, across the Paonese countryside, rich with ancient habitancy; then over the seas, flecked with the sails of fishing craft.

    The Languages of Pao Vance, Jack, 1916- 1958

  • The Creator has not altogether effaced his own image in any region of human habitancy.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847. Various

  • He provided for the cure of the wounded, the habitancy of the houseless, the provision of the destitute.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844 Various

  • Its stained brick walls, partly covered with ivy and lichens; its smokeless chimneys; its barred doors; its many shuttered windows, like blind eyes -- all appeared deliberately to thrust aside human habitancy.

    A Woman Named Smith Marie Conway Oemler 1905

  • Numerous small caves or sink holes exist in the neighborhood, three of which were reported as being dry, lighted, having good entrances, and well suited for habitancy.

    Archeological Investigations Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 76 Gerard Fowke 1894

  • Before he approached it a hind and her calf had been cropping the grass between the cracks of the altar-steps; all else was very still, yet had a feeling of habitancy and familiar use.

    The Forest Lovers Maurice Hewlett 1892

  • It was full of light, and had the look of habitancy about it; but I saw no folk.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett 1892

  • They saw no signs of habitancy, and few tracks of animals.

    Gudrid the Fair A Tale of the Discovery of America Maurice Hewlett 1892


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