There are four dwellings to choose from and more than a half dozen other structures in which to swing a cat.
I shall always be the friend of men, and keep near their dwellings.
They rambled through their villages, entered their dwellings, and were abundantly feasted.
They burn, they destroy the dwellings in which he has taken up his abode.
The stars are supposed to be the dwellings of departed chiefs.
The dwellings probably resembled those already mentioned as standing a century and more before.
It contained about a dozen dwellings of the poorest description.
At the date of Captain Thomas's visit a man was still living who had been born in one or other of these dwellings.
Their dwellings were of framework, covered with the skins of beasts.
Palm branches and the like, woven in wattles, form the dwellings, of the poorer classes in the southern districts.
The materials used in buildings were commonly bricks, sometimes also stones (Lev. 14:40, 42), which were held together by cement (Jer. 43:9) or bitumen (Gen. 11:3). The exterior was usually whitewashed (Lev. 14:41; Ezek. 13:10; Matt. 23:27). The beams were of sycamore (Isa. 9:10), or olive-wood, or cedar (1 Kings 7:2; Isa. 9:10). The form of Eastern dwellings differed in many respects from that of dwellings in Western lands. The larger houses were built in a quadrangle enclosing a court-yard (Luke 5:19; 2 Sam. 17:18; Neh. 8:16) surrounded by galleries, which formed the guest-chamber or reception-room for visitors. The flat roof, surrounded by a low parapet, was used for many domestic and social purposes. It was reached by steps from the court. In connection with it (2 Kings 23:12) was an upper room, used as a private chamber (2 Sam 18:33; Dan. 6:11), also as a bedroom (2 Kings 23:12), a sleeping apartment for guests (2 Kings 4:10), and as a sick-chamber (1 Kings 17:19). The doors, sometimes of stone, swung on morticed pivots, and were generally fastened by wooden bolts. The houses of the more wealthy had a doorkeeper or a female porter (John 18:16; Acts 12:13). The windows generally opened into the courtyard, and were closed by a lattice (Judg. 5:28). The interior rooms were set apart for the female portion of the household. The furniture of the room (2 Kings 4:10) consisted of a couch furnished with pillows (Amos 6:4; Ezek. 13:20); and besides this, chairs, a table and lanterns or lamp-stands (2 Kings 4:10).