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dwelling house

a house occupied, or intended to be occupied, as a residence.
Origin of dwelling house
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We passed the night in the village of Esseeyah, where Sheikh Nasr had recently built a dwelling-house.

  • We halted where there was a grove on one side of the road and a dwelling-house on the other.

    Reminiscences of a Rebel Wayland Fuller Dunaway
  • Crossing to the dwelling-house, we were shown into a parlour, where our young friends shortly came to us.

    Wintering in the Riviera William Miller
  • We had first our own dwelling-house to get up, and then the huts for the men.

    Peter Biddulph W.H.G. Kingston
  • The dwelling-house subsequently presented a very wrecked appearance.

  • There was a small cottage on the farm, not far from the dwelling-house.

    Fighting the Flames R.M. Ballantyne
  • First is a youth of eighteen, condemned for stealing in a dwelling-house goods valued above five pounds.

  • The dwelling-house is costly and the furnishings are expensive.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • A few plants, parched and straggling, stood in pots and tin cans around the door of the dwelling-house.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Finally, the dwelling-house must be used by the owner, and cannot be let to another.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka

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