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long house

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noun
  1. a communal dwelling, especially of the Iroquois and various other North American Indian peoples, consisting of a wooden, bark-covered framework often as much as 100 feet (30.5 meters) in length.

Origin of long house

First recorded in 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for long house

Historical Examples

  • The native on shore returned to the long-house without replying.

    The Monster Men

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Suppose we should be unable to find our way to the long-house?

    The Monster Men

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • When he thought that they were out of hearing of the long-house he hailed the two.

    The Monster Men

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • The dwellers in the long-house extended every courtesy to Ninaka and his crew.

    The Monster Men

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • At the long-house which harbored Ninaka and his crew, Barunda and Bulan stopped with theirs to obtain food and rest.

    The Monster Men

    Edgar Rice Burroughs


British Dictionary definitions for long house

long house

noun
  1. a long communal dwelling of the Iroquois and other North American Indian peoples. It often served as a council house as well
  2. a long dwelling found in other parts of the world, such as Borneo
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