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tree house

a small house, especially one for children to play in, built or placed up in the branches of a tree.
Origin of tree house
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They swung themselves down from the tree-house, and started back to camp at a slow run.

    Winona of the Camp Fire Margaret Widdemer
  • Oh, Gladys, I wish you could see my tree-house at Grandma's!

    Marjorie's Busy Days Carolyn Wells
  • We got up in our tree-house and shot at them with bows and arrows, and they couldn't reach us.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • Mrs. Monkey went into the tree-house and came out with four other cocoanuts.

    Mappo, the Merry Monkey Richard Barnum
  • It was all about a gorgeous bird she had at home in her tree-house.

  • There was none of his brothers or sisters up in the tree-house.

    Mappo, the Merry Monkey Richard Barnum
  • But we'll have lots of fun with that tree-house; I'm going to sit up there and read, on pleasant days.

    Marjorie at Seacote Carolyn Wells
  • All these provisions I stored in my tree-house, which I had firmly resolved never to quit.

  • They liked better going to see Clara on account of the tree-house; and Clara liked better going to see them.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White
  • So they turned reluctantly from the tree-house fully determined to come again very soon to this enchanted spot.

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