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oast-house

[ohst-hous]
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noun, plural oast-hous·es [ohst-hou-ziz] /ˈoʊstˌhaʊ zɪz/. Chiefly British.
  1. oast.
  2. a building housing several oasts.
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Origin of oast-house

First recorded in 1755–65
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Historical Examples

  • Not for nothing had he watched the men thatching the oast-house by the Medway.

    Harding's luck

    E. [Edith] Nesbit

  • Then the lady showed us the Danejohn, and it was like an oast-house.

  • As he closed the shutter, the oast-house seemed dark before the day's end, and he lit the candle in the lanthorn.

    Puck of Pook's Hill

    Rudyard Kipling

  • As we drew up at the fatal corner, the others came out of the oast-house to see what was making the noise.

    Berry And Co.

    Dornford Yates