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toolhouse

[tool-hous] /ˈtulˌhaʊs/
noun, plural toolhouses
[tool-hou-ziz] /ˈtulˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of toolhouse
1810-1820
1810-20; tool + house
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  • Lately, by some oversight, the toolhouse had been left unlocked one day, and the Prince got the ladder.

    The Pot of Gold Mary E. Wilkins
  • What did you leave the toolhouse fer, when I told ye to stay?

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • He started briskly off towards Peter's own toolhouse, a low red-tiled pavilion, opposite the door of Marietta's kitchen.

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box Henry Harland
  • And I remember the dog chained up in the yard, and the dead snakes hanging in the toolhouse.

    Night and Day Virginia Woolf
  • "If we can get a piano box there's your toolhouse all made," he suggested.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise Mabell S.C. Smith
  • After a few seconds a young man ran down the stairs, and Lon slunk back to Lem in the toolhouse.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • It happened that Max and Gwen had disappeared behind a rough shanty that laborers were using for a toolhouse.

  • The scowman helped Screech Owl to her feet, and supported her back over the graves to the toolhouse.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • They were nearing the toolhouse before Scraggy came into Lem's mind.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • The boys flew off to the toolhouse, and came back with several rakes, both wood and iron ones.

    Marjorie's Busy Days Carolyn Wells

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