Hoarding is now a cottage industry, as shoppers try to get a jump on price gougers by snapping up staple goods by the trunk-load.
Before buying the priory, the couple had rented a cottage nearby from the Duke of Marlborough on his Blenheim Palace estate.
The mayor kept the thick walnut-clad television set in his office burning constantly, like a peet fire in a cottage in Galway.
“Ending occupation is low on the agenda of Israeli voters, lower even than the price of cottage cheese,” she writes.
And then there are the five-times-a-week regulars for whom The cottage is a culinary touchstone.
But she began to be restless and wanted to return to her own cottage.
Dorothea and I were not sure that Mrs. Coleridge enjoyed the cottage as much as he did.
The inmates of the cottage were a woman, a tom-cat, and a hen.
Deborah kissed him in a loud, hearty way, and led him in triumph to the cottage.
From the palace to the cottage, said Mr. Erin in his enthusiasm, though probably it only reached the cottage orn.
late 13c., from Old French cote "hut, cottage" + Anglo-French suffix -age (probably denoting "the entire property attached to a cote"). Old French cot is probably from Old Norse kot "hut," cognate of Old English cot, cote "cottage, hut," from Proto-Germanic *kutan (cf. Middle Dutch cot, Dutch kot).
Meaning "small country residence" (without suggestion of poverty or tenancy) is from 1765. Modern French cottage is a 19c. reborrowing from English. Cottage industry is attested from 1921. Cottage cheese is attested from 1831, American English, earliest in reference to Philadelphia:
There was a plate of rye-bread, and a plate of wheat, and a basket of crackers; another plate with half a dozen paltry cakes that looked as if they had been bought under the old Court House; some morsels of dried beef on two little tea-cup plates: and a small glass dish of that preparation of curds, which in vulgar language is called smear-case, but whose nom de guerre is cottage-cheese, at least that was the appellation given it by our hostess. ["Miss Leslie," "Country Lodgings," Godey's "Lady's Book," July 1831]