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[kawrn-hous] /ˈkɔrnˌhaʊs/
noun, plural cornhouses
[kawrn-hou-ziz] /ˈkɔrnˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA).
New England and South Atlantic States.
a corncrib.
Origin of cornhouse
corn1 + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He has to visit the widow Gubbins, who fell down the cornhouse steps the week before, and broke her leg.

  • Pretty soon she heard "Missus" call so she "snuck" out of the cornhouse.

    The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
  • Through the cracks in the cornhouse where she was hiding Hannah saw the soldiers dismount.

    The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
  • Near by is a cornhouse and a small distillery, and the corrals for sheep shearing are not far off.

    The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner Charles Dudley Warner
  • The lock he judged to be one of the ordinary cheap ones such as his father always used on his cornhouse and barn doors.

    The Boy Broker Frank A. Munsey
  • The place where they used to have the best fun seeing Mammy Tittleback catch mice was in the cornhouse.

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