Earth-house

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Earth-house the name given to the ancient underground dwellings in Ireland and Scotland, also called Picts' houses
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. eorthe; cf. Dut. aarde, Ger. erde.

Usage

In literature:

This was the house of the Earth-god, but she could not let him find her naked.
"The Guardians" by Irving Cox
Aaron plodded back to the house with the evil news, stumbling over a clod of earth in the new-turned furrows near the road.
"Blind Man's Lantern" by Allen Kim Lang
Heaven and earth are equally mansions in the Father's house.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The thunder shook the house, the solid earth.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
In the house of Odin, the All-father, there is a great feast hall larger than the whole earth.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
Or into any other house on God's green earth, for that matter, if she tried to do so?
"The Last Woman" by Ross Beeckman
The foreground was scrub and pine and deep red earth, whereon men were building a new house.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
The houses were black, the earth and the air were black, blackened men met him on the road.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
When I reach Detroit I will stamp my foot on the earth and the earth will tremble and shake your houses down about your ears.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
In mead and house wend we because they were stayed, And we stand up because in the earth they were laid.
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
A town consisting of miniature replicas of the White House on Earth.
"A World Called Crimson" by Darius John Granger
His spirit seemed to struggle in its earthly house, his flesh to divide and dissolve in anguish.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
No house in her earthly history had concentrated so many memories.
"Young Hilda at the Wars" by Arthur Gleason
The earth rolled round, and the revolving years brought no second baby to the Abbey House.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
As she did so there came the sound of hoofs on the hard earth at the corner of the house, and a stranger came sharply into sight.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
He hurried out on his scent, and ran him to earth in a cosy house near the town gate.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
The earth trembled beneath them and the house shook.
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
A soft, brooding silence lay over the sleeping earth as Daisy, with a sinking heart, drew near the house.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
Christ went to a Pharisee's house one day while He was down here upon earth, to be entertained.
"Men of the Bible" by Dwight Moody
It is a house dedicated to God, and on earth to peace and good-will among men.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
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In poetry:

Ransom'd spirit, spread thy wings,
Leave thy broken house of clay;
Soar from earth and earthly things,
To the realms of endless day.
"On The Death Of Elizabeth Scott" by David John Scott
The house my earthly parent left
My heavenly parent still throws down,
For 'tis of air and sun bereft,
Nor stars its roof with beauty crown.
"The Cottage" by Jones Very
The house is old, the trees are bare,
And moonless bends the misty dome,
But what on earth is half so dear,
So longed for as the hearth of home?
"Holyday" by Emily Jane Bronte
Lord! 'tis not ours to make the sea
And earth and sky a house for thee;
But in thy sight our off'ring stands--
A humbler temple, "made with hands."
"Dedication Hymn" by Nathaniel Parker Willis
The house is old, the trees are bare,
Moonless above bends twilight's dome;
But what on earth is half so dear,
So longed for, as the hearth of home?
"A little while, a little while" by Emily Jane Bronte
"`Instead of driving, as you do,
Six reindeer slow from house to house,
Let's build a Grand Trunk Railway through
From here to earth's last terminus.
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier

In news:

Google Maps The EARTH Center, home to the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, will host their annual open house on Aug 18.
My Mother's House Part III: Waterproofing Our Earth Sheltered House.
With President Barack Obama back in the White House for a second term, NASA is reportedly getting ready to reveal plans to send astronauts back to the moon and possibly even to build an orbiting base around Earth's satellite.
Far from the Shire, a Hobbit house in Pa. Worlds away from the Shire, a stone cottage tucked into the Pennsylvania countryside would make Bilbo Baggins feel like he was back home with his Hobbit friends in Middle-earth.
Boise The Most Complicated House Ever Built: Boise's Rammed Earth Home.
'House of Earth' to be published next year.
Johnny Depp is co- editing the lost Woody Guthrie novel House of Earth alongside author Douglas Brinkley, with the book set for publication sometime next year, the New York Times reports.
And Crowded House could many times have that ethereal, Middle-Earth sound.
S tone House, soaring, solid, massively anchored at the top of a vineyard as if birthed by the very earth, is finally finished.
"Earthly delights and rapturous imaginings" by painter Lena Viddo are currently showing at the Brook House Gallery in Barryville.
The straw house and windmill at the Franciscan Literacy Earth Center in Tiffin.
Eriez offers a series of Rare Earth (RE) aftermarket grates that slide into most existing drawer magnet housings.
Aftermarket rare-earth grate magnets from Eriez, Erie, Pa. Slide into most existing drawer-magnet housings.
The floodwaters are rising, the earth is quaking, zombies are breaking down your back door and you have a house full of dinner guests (of the living kind).
OPEN HOUSE** December 9th, 12-3pm 85 Middle Earth Lane, Elma Beautiful 2 Story on 6.63acres, 3372sf, 3bd/3ba in park-like setting.
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In science:

This correlator design has excellent performance, but is expensive and bulky, especially given that we further protect against systematics by housing each correlator unit in a separate earthed box.
The Very Small Array - status report
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