hut

Definitions

  • INDIAN HUTS
    INDIAN HUTS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hut small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    • n hut temporary military shelter
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The fiddler on the hut roof, with the coyotes below The fiddler on the hut roof, with the coyotes below
Hut in forest Hut in forest
Savage's Hut Savage's Hut

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1991, during an attempted political coup on Russian President Boris Yelstin, food supplies had dwindled down at the parliament buildings so they ordered Pizza Hut to deliver pizzas
    • n Hut A small house, hivel, or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling; a slightly built or temporary structure. "Death comes on with equal footsteps
      To the hall and hut"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A girl, in the Vacococha tribe of Peru, to prepare her for marriage at the age of 12, is placed in a basket in the hut of her prospective in-laws and must remain suspened over an open fire night and day for 3 months.
    • n hut A small or humble house; a hovel or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling.
    • n hut Milit., a rude wooden structure for the temporary housing of troops, as during a winter. Some military huts are large enough to house a hundred men.
    • n hut The back end or body of the breech-pin of a musket.
    • hut To place in a hut or in huts: as, to hut troops in winter quarters.
    • hut To lodge in a hut or in huts.
    • n hut A clod.
    • n hut The cottage of an Australian shepherd, sheep-shearer, or miner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hut hut a small or mean house:
    • v.t Hut (mil.) to place in huts, as quarters:—pr.p. hut′ting; pa.p. hut′ted
    • n Hut hut (mil.) a small temporary dwelling
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Quotations

  • Sodo
    Sodo
    “In my hut this spring, there is nothing -- there is everything!”
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt%20Whitman
    “The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.”
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille%20Paglia
    “If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hotte,; akin to D. hut, G. hütte, OHG. hutta, Dan. hytte, Sw. hydda,; and F. hutte, of G. origin; all akin to E. hide, to conceal. See Hude to conceal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. hutte—Old High Ger. hutta (Ger. hütte).

Usage

In literature:

We came in view of a bamboo-hut in the nick of time.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
In each corner of the inclosure was placed a clump of six little wooden huts.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
You see, it has a funny sort of window which goes all round the top of the hut.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
A row of small huts, covered with matting, serve as dressing-rooms.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
After some time he came to a hut; and entered.
"Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore" by Laure Claire Foucher
Treading softly so as not to awaken his chum, Walter passed out of the hut.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
The first thing they did was to build them a hut.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
We stopped, and the Sakais quickly built up the huts, lighted the fires and afterwards ate some rice with us.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
Then she saw a little hut, went in, and found a room with six little beds.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
It is a small hut under a steep wood, and a few yards to the right, looking towards the hut, is the waterfall.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
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In poetry:

Her hut within the valley stood,
Where thin grass grew alone,
No shade had she from lofty wood.
But much from towering stone.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
He came, he fell upon a mat,
and reaping a poor slave's reward,
died near the painted hut where sat
his now unconquerable lord.
"The Upas Tree" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
WHETHER you live by hut or throne
Whether your feet tread stone or grass
Comes the one lad you shall never own
Or the one lass;
"Certainties" by Margaret Widdemer
In roomy hall, or narrow hut,
It withers, blasts and kills with gloom,
Or gently onward smooths the path
Of him, who gives the tyrant room.
"Thought" by Thomas Frederick Young
We see, their rude-built huts beside,
Grave men and women anxious-eyed,
And wistful youth remembering still
Dear homes in England's Haverhill.
"Haverhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Who bides within that distant hut?
Whose heart thrills there in happiness?
Perhaps that heart but anguish knows
Midst nature's wondrous loveliness.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli

In news:

Students in several local elementary schools are taking part in Pizza Hut's 28th annual BOOK IT reading program for the 2012-13 school year.
Pizza Hut Canada's Facebook Page.
They'll find in their mailboxes a bottle of pizza-scented perfume before Christmas, courtesy of Pizza Hut Canada.
Pizza-scented perfume by Pizza Hut.
Christie McNally and her husband, Ian Thorson, were among 39 people who had been living in the huts here as part of an extended yoga retreat.
'Batman' robs local Pizza Hut .
Kenneth Dean and Danny Mogle discuss a report of a woman attacked and assaulted in Tyler, Josh Hamilton's new multi-million dollar contract and Pizza Hut 's new fragrance.
Pizza Hut carjackers headed to trial.
Pizza Hut 's move comes as marketers continue to look for new ways to engage TV audiences that increasingly are resistant to their traditional commercials.
Even if Pizza Hut 's stunt doesn't turn off viewers, Laura Ries, president of Atlanta-based brand strategy firm Ries and Ries, said it still will likely fail.
Is Pizza Hut 's offer appropriate for the presidential debates.
Pizza Huts takes a step back and moves its debate promotion online.
Photo Pizza Huts takes a step back and moves its debate promotion online.
Pizza Hut , reacting to backlash over the proposed stunt, moves its promotion online.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni".
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In science:

To integrate the motion of the particles, the Barnes & Hut tree code uses a leapfrog integrator in which the forces are evaluated at each half-timestep [see previous section, eq. (35)].
Long-term stability of collisionless equilibrium configurations; algorithms
Each antenna is centred between four KASCADE huts in the northwestern part of the array.
Detection and imaging of atmospheric radio flashes from cosmic ray air showers
These simulation environments are generally based on the Barnes-Hut tree code for resolving the self gravity between the gas or dust volume or mass elements, and have a O(nSPH log nSPH) time complexity .
Towards Distributed Petascale Computing
Tidal model The tidal model that we used is a re-derivation of the equilibrium tide model of Hut (1981) as in Eggleton et al. (1998).
Effect of the stellar spin history on the tidal evolution of close-in planets
Tidal theory states that an equilibrium state is obtained for the two body problem when the orbit is circular, and when both orbit and spins are aligned and synchronized (Hut, 1980).
Effect of the stellar spin history on the tidal evolution of close-in planets
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