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ranch house

noun
1.
the house of the owner of a ranch, usually of one story and with a low-pitched roof.
2.
Also called rambler. any one-story house of the same general form, especially one built in the suburbs.
Origin of ranch house
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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  • And then, frum the other side of the ranch-house, struck up a mouth-organ.

  • For was not Jessie waiting for him beyond, in that ranch-house?

  • After supper on the fourth day Lynch went up to the ranch-house and was closeted for more than an hour with Miss Thorne.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton Joseph Bushnell Ames
  • She could think about him here undisturbed by the confusion and bustle at the ranch-house.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • He despatched one of the Mexican boys to the ranch-house for a glass of whisky.

  • He jumped from the car, flask in hand, and ran to the ranch-house.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • He went to the ranch-house and knocked upon the living-room door.

  • It is a real home—with your blessed mother at the ranch-house.

    Polly's Business Venture Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Perhaps she might have been more comfortable if he or Bud had remained at the ranch-house.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton Joseph Bushnell Ames
  • Sanders, visiting the ranch-house to see Davison, had also seen Lucy.

    Justin Wingate, Ranchman John H. Whitson

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