Log-house

Definitions

  • Log house. Hidatsa
    Log house. Hidatsa
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Log-house a cabin or hut built of hewn or unhewn logs, common in new American settlements
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. lág, a felled tree, liggja, to lie. Cf. Lie and Log.

Usage

In literature:

Here he commenced business after expending forty pounds, sterling money, in repairing the log house and adding a store room, made of solid logs.
"Young Lion of the Woods" by Thomas Barlow Smith
He soon purchased a dozen acres of land, partially cleared them, and built a large-sized, comfortable log house.
"Adèle Dubois" by Mrs. William T. Savage
Perhaps Eleanor was right and the log house had been built as a prison.
"Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
We always try to get straight logs because we know that it is all but impossible to build a log house of twisted or crooked ones.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
Sometimes regular log-houses are used.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Thomas Williams, the Iroquis chief, who had some English blood in his veins, lived in a small log-house on the shores of Lake George.
"Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton" by Anonymous
The town was laid out regularly into streets, and log houses were built.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
And he had begun work on a log building twenty by thirty feet, that was to be a meeting-house.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He was standing outside of a log house looking in the window.
"The Voyage of the Rattletrap" by Hayden Carruth
But at last, after what seemed hours, we came into a "clearing" with a small log house and, what is rare in Wyoming, a fireplace.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
This house was builded of logs and earth, but was only roofed in above with common thatch.
"The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes" by Thomas a Kempis
It was a miniature "Log Cabin to White House" episode.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
The only habitation in the place was a log-house for the Turkish custom-house officer.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
There were many tents, log or slab cabins, and one or two houses built as the white people built theirs.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods" by Laura Lee Hope
The house was a double log-cabin, with a hall between, and they entered the room on the right, which seemed to be the principal living-room.
"Diddie, Dumps & Tot" by Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle
The forest sank away in the darkness, nothing was visible fifty yards from the palisade and in the log houses few lights burned.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
At last we reached our journey's end at a large log-house on a good farm.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
He ceiled de house wid pine logs, made beds and tables out of pine poles, and dey lived in dis cave seven years.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
In two instances, I found in the log-houses of this village complete editions of Lord Byron's works.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Owner building house of huge hewn logs.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
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In poetry:

Away thro' the blue distant hills,
Thou windest, deserted old Road;
By farm houses brown and gray mills
And log huts, the woodman's abode.
"The Deserted Road" by Albery Allson Whitman
He knelt, he wept, he prayed,
By the spit and the black pot in the log bright light
And the cup and the cut bread in the dancing shade,
In the muffled house, in the quick of night,
At the point of love, forsaken and afraid.
"A Winter's Tale" by Dylan Thomas
The old log-house is standing filled with bins of corn and wheat,
And the cars they whistle past our cottage-home;
But my span of spanking trotters they are "just about" as fleet,
And I wouldn't give my farm to rule in Rome.
"The Pioneer" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Yes, a deal has happened to make this old house dear:
Christenin's, funerals, weddin's--what haven't we had here?
Not a log in this buildin' but its memories has got,
And not a nail in this old floor but touches a tender spot.
"Out Of The Old House, Nancy" by William McKendree Carleton
Aibric, His wife knows better.
Has she not seen him lying like a log,
Or fumbling in a dream about the house?
And if she hear him mutter of wild riders,
She knows that it was but the cart-horse coughing
That set him to the fancy.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats
Look at our old log-house--how little it now appears!
But it's never gone back on us for nineteen or twenty years;
An' I won't go back on it now, or go to pokin' fun--
There's such a thing as praisin' a thing for the good that it has done.
"Out Of The Old House, Nancy" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Historical displays, an ice cream social and other events marked the weekend observance of the church that started in a log school house in 1836.
Behind the house and to the left stands the log cabin, the original home built when the family moved to Shelby County in 1848.
Log cabin being readied for Marsh House Heritage Day Festival.
The One-Log House attracts visitors on Highway 101 south of Garberville, near Richardson Grove State Park.
Ladies, its that time of year again: the weather's cooling off, so's your house and those long sessions of e-mailing, Tweeting, Facebooking -- and of course, logging onto RadarOnline.com -- have gotten a little chillier.
David Flood, standing, and LaVonna Flood, seated in forefront, have her mother's doll appraised by Mitzy Hauenstein of East Palestine during a doll appraisal at the Log House Museum in Columbiana Aug. September 23, 2012.
With the gradual turnaround in the housing market, a family-run lumber company in Adams County is about to put down $1.5 million on high-tech equipment to get more out of its logs.
Democrats won't defend '06 position on White House visitor logs.
John and Beth Nash's pine log house -- the fifth home the couple has built -- is a real standout at Smith Mountain Lake.
SUQUAMISH — A burning log that fell out of a fireplace likely caused a house fire that killed 59-year-old Cynthia B McMahon in her Suquamish home Monday afternoon, according to the Kitsap County Fire Marshal's Office.
Last week I regaled you with my saga about the water softener repair, the tress we had to have removed, replacing the roof on the house and the incident with replacing the gas log in the fireplace with an electric log.
Last week I regaled you with my tale about the water softener repair, the trees we had to have removed, replacing the roof on the house and the incident with replacing the gas log.
For starters, the house is constructed primarily of logs .
Described by The Fresno Morning Republican as "one unusual house" when it was built "out on Calaveras" in 1911, the house is not a true log cabin .
Described by The Fresno Morning Republican as "one unusual house" when it was built "out on Calaveras" in 1911, the house is not a true log cabin.
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