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  • adj. Resembling a house or some aspect of one.


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house +‎ -like


  • Plus it's in the style I think of as "Developer's Special"--obviously meant to be rather "houselike" in a completely generic, bland and inoffensive way.

    Nothing to see here ...

  • Then I worked out the geometrical elements and started pushing different layers of blue into each element, and the blues began sort of talking to one another around what I came to think of as the central houselike structure.

    House of Blues

  • The men actually doing all the work were dressed simply, in white breeches, many with colored cloths wrapped around their heads and colored sashes around their waists, but there were three people in much more elaborate clothing standing in front of the door in that houselike section, peering at the people waiting on the dock.

    The White Gryphon

  • There was a raised, houselike section in the middle of the boat that had a door and several windows in it.

    The White Gryphon

  • Holly pulled her hand out from under the robe long enough to point out the houselike structure spanning a river.

    Mistletoe and Holly

  • In the Christian church a tabernacle is the small houselike receptacle, set in the center of the altar, which holds the vessels—the pyx and the ciborium—that contain the consecrated Host.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • Within a few yards of this had been erected the small houselike structure, [3] which has been described already.

    The Manóbos of Mindanáo Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XXIII, First Memoir

  • One after another the shadowy, houselike trees were observed, avoided, and passed.

    A Voyage to Arcturus

  • It was a stark contrast to the media frenzy at his arraignment after the Jan. 29 incident in which prosecutors say Mr. Torn, after a night of drinking, broke into the Salisbury bank branch after hours because he mistook the houselike building for his nearby home.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • Animal Collective could follow such a track with the disjointed Panda Bear jam "Daily Routine," which again bears a distinctly houselike piano sound, and the watery "Bluish," which sounds like it was recorded after the band plunged into Dr. Edward Jessup's sensory-deprivation tank in



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