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ranch house

noun
1.
the house of the owner of a ranch, usually of one story and with a low-pitched roof.
2.
Also called rambler. any one-story house of the same general form, especially one built in the suburbs.
Origin of ranch house
1860-1865
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65
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  • It was about two miles from the ranch house, but out of sight.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Ernest nodded and they both turned to stare toward the ranch house.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • When they finally located the ranch house Endicott was near to exhaustion.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • You will think differently when you see the one at the ranch house.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas

    Frank Gee Patchin
  • We use it for drinking at the ranch house and for watering some of the horses.

  • In a direct line, the ranch house was about eight miles from the explosion.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • It was a darned good copy of a nineteenth century ranch house.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • And then the cook walked back to the rear of the ranch house.

  • The Quien Sabe ranch house was a six-room affair, all on one floor.

    The Octopus Frank Norris

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