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sod house

noun
1.
a house built of strips of sod, laid like brickwork, and used especially by settlers on the Great Plains, when timber was scarce.
Also called soddie, soddy.
Origin of sod house
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • Then Steel, springing out from the door of the sod-house, came up at a run, with Thorn behind him.

    The Mistress of Bonaventure Harold Bindloss
  • The door of the sod-house had opened, and the Ranger and his prisoner stood in front of it.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • Two days later Roberts delivered his man to the deputy sheriff who had charge of the sod-house jail in the little town.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The back door of the sod-house opened, and through the night stillness floated the faint strumming of a guitar.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The mob was beginning to gather for the storming of the sod-house.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • Winter passed very monotonously with us in the sod-house at Crane Valley.

    The Mistress of Bonaventure Harold Bindloss
  • Their taunts followed Roberts as he stepped back into the sod-house.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The ground had been frozen for five months, so sod-house building had been temporarily abandoned.

    The Conquest Oscar Micheaux
  • And occasionally blue smoke could be seen curling up from some sod-house chimney.

    How John Became a Man Isabel C. Byrum

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