Cot-house

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cot-house a house occupied by a cottar
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cot; cf. Ice. kot, Dut. kot.

Usage

In literature:

The house was a square cot of one story only, sloping up on all sides to a chimney in the midst.
"The Woodlanders" by Thomas Hardy
I haf seen six cot houses smoking there, and now there is not any left.
"Mr. Standfast" by John Buchan
And I was assigned to the royal suite of that flop house, which consisted of a cot with a mosquito bar over it.
"The Iron Puddler" by James J. Davis
They live in cots (rather holes than houses) like swine, having all in common, multiplied without marriage into many hundreds.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
Is your house intended for ornamental purposes, as summer-houses, dove-cots, bird-cages, and the like, often are?
"Homes And How To Make Them" by Eugene Gardner
It will hold a cot bed if we should happen to have a house full of company.
"The House that Jill Built" by E. C. Gardner
Hartmut had been carried, when he fell, to a house near by, and lay unconscious on his narrow cot.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
The largest room in the house was put at our disposal and good beds and cots, beautifully clean and carefully made, were ready.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
One Sunday afternoon when I was rallying a congregation in the bunk-house, I found him on his cot, reading the life of Buffalo Bill.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
They carried the wounded soldier to another part of the house and laid him on a fresh cot.
"Young Captain Jack" by Horatio Alger and Arthur M. Winfield
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In poetry:

Silent stept he on, poor fallow!
Listening to his guide before,
Owre green know, and flowery hallow,
Till they reach'd the cot-house door.
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
In a howm, wha's bonnie burnie
Whimperin row'd its crystal flood,
Near the road, whar trav'llers turn aye,
Near and bield a cot-house stood;
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Twice a week to Maggie's cot-house,
Swith! by post the papers fled!
Thoughts spring up like plants in hot-house,
Every time the news are read.
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Gae her meat -- and claise -- and siller;
Gae her bairnies wark and lear;
Lastly, gae this cot-house till her,
Wi' four sterling pounds a year.'
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
The cot-house it stood on the lip o' the burn,
That wimpled an' jinkit wi' mony a turn
Roun' the fit o' the heather-fring'd gowany brae,
Whaur the ae cow was tether'd, an bairnies at play.
"Effie: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
LORD WAITHMAN, who long since withdrew
From Mansion House to cot in town;
Adorn'd with chair of ormolu.
All darkly grand, like Prince Lee Boo,
Lectures on Free Trade at the U-
—niversity we've Got in town.
"Stinkomalee Triumphans" by Richard Harris Barham

In news:

The first thing you notice in Stanley Kunitz's studio in his Cape Cod house is not the greenish Hermes 3000 typewriter, nor the narrow cot in the corner, nor even the long shelf of poetry that lines the wall.
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