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long house

or longhouse

noun
1.
a communal dwelling, especially of the Iroquois and various other North American Indian peoples, consisting of a wooden, bark-covered framework often as much as 100 feet (30.5 meters) in length.
Origin of long house
1615-1625
1615-25
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  • Finally Virginia arose to seek the crude couch which had been spread for her in one of the sleeping rooms of the long-house.

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  • The dwellers in the long-house extended every courtesy to Ninaka and his crew.

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  • When the men had come close to the landing one of them gave a low signal, and presently a native came down from the long-house.

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  • Suppose we should be unable to find our way to the long-house?

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  • When he thought that they were out of hearing of the long-house he hailed the two.

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  • Shortly after day break Ninaka beached his prahu before the long-house of a peaceful river tribe.

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  • The native on shore returned to the long-house without replying.

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  • At the long-house which harbored Ninaka and his crew, Barunda and Bulan stopped with theirs to obtain food and rest.

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  • It was a good moon, and the boat continued on her course till she came to the Dyak village where they had visited the long-house.

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  • For a time after they departed Sing Lee fretted and fidgeted upon the verandah of the long-house.

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British Dictionary definitions for long-house

long house

noun
1.
a long communal dwelling of the Iroquois and other North American Indian peoples. It often served as a council house as well
2.
a long dwelling found in other parts of the world, such as Borneo
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