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ranch house

the house of the owner of a ranch, usually of one story and with a low-pitched roof.
Also called rambler. any one-story house of the same general form, especially one built in the suburbs.
Origin of ranch house
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So he led me out of the mess room, and along a passage that seemed to take us into the ranch house.

  • Ink, pens, and a sheaf of foolscap were brought from the ranch house.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • I had seen near the ranch house a clear, bubbling spring which doubtless gave its name to the ranch.

  • It was about two miles from the ranch house, but out of sight.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The house party was to have a dance at the ranch house that evening.

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge Margaret Vandercook
  • When they finally located the ranch house Endicott was near to exhaustion.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • The ranch house had been planned so that to the right of the entrance was the living-room, and back of that the dining-room.

    The Free Range Francis William Sullivan
  • A little later he had ridden up to the ranch house, and dismounted.

    The Boy from the Ranch Frank V. Webster
  • Lee had stopped and was studying wheel tracks that ran up from the ditch to his ranch house.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine

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