from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dwelling built on piles, especially an ancient lake-dwelling; a palafitte. Compare pile-builder.
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 A typical Malay house presents the appearance of a pile-dwelling, the floor being raised several feet above the ground, and tied to the heavy upright timbers which run to the roof and form the framework of the house.
It relates to the age of a pile-dwelling, the mammalian bones of which are considered by M. Rutimeyer to indicate the earliest portion of the stone period of Switzerland, and to correspond in age with the settlement of M.osseedorf.