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frame house

a house constructed with a skeleton framework of timber, as the ordinary wooden house.
Origin of frame house
1545-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Richardson, who carried out the governor's orders, was the first settler and Leese built the first frame-house of San Francisco.

    Stories of California Ella M. Sexton
  • Another night when we was up at the head of the island, just before daylight, here comes a frame-house down, on the west side.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • It is at the frame-house stage, and will soon blossom into the red-brick stage.

  • Nettie started; she thought he would fancy it had been done, if done at all, when he gave her the push at the frame-house.

    The Carpenter's Daughter Anna Bartlett Warner
  • Nettie started: she thought he would fancy it had it been done, if done at all, when he gave her the push at the frame-house.

    Little Nettie Susan Bogert Warner
  • There was a frame-house in the distance, and in front of it a barnyard, and sheds with thatched roofs.

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • Somehow or other, year after year has flown by, and still we have not got that frame-house we promised ourselves.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
British Dictionary definitions for frame-house

frame house

a house that has a timber framework and cladding
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