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garrison house

a style of early New England house in which the second floor projects beyond the first.
blockhouse (def 2).
Origin of garrison house
First recorded in 1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "We must go to the McIntire garrison house some day," continued Clare.

    Brenda's Ward Helen Leah Reed
  • Will you look through his desk and see if there is a lease made out to Mr. Varney on the garrison house?

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • At the trial in the old Spanish garrison house on the hill the streets swarmed with red warriors.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Jumping down, he started his party with utmost speed to their own garrison house.

    Some Three Hundred Years Ago Edith Gilman Brewster
  • I went out with Ezra Brown, to do some work on his farm, which was a mile from the garrison house where we lived.

    Ben Comee

    M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • Wet as we were, William and I turned out of our path to the garrison house.

  • All, however, succeeded in gaining the garrison house, which was near at hand.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • At eight he presented himself again at the garrison house and found that he was not the only guest.

    Castle Craneycrow George Barr McCutcheon
  • About a dozen of the troops, on a reconnoitring party, crossed the bridge near the garrison house.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • Most of the inhabitants had fortunately taken refuge in the garrison house, and but one man was slain.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

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