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sod house

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noun
  1. a house built of strips of sod, laid like brickwork, and used especially by settlers on the Great Plains, when timber was scarce.

Origin of sod house

First recorded in 1825–35
Also called soddie, soddy.

soddy

[sod-ee]
adjective, sod·di·er, sod·di·est.
  1. of or relating to sod.
  2. consisting of sod.
noun, plural sod·dies.
  1. Also sod·die. Western U.S. sod house.

Origin of soddy

First recorded in 1605–15; sod1 + -y1, -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for soddie

Soddy

noun
  1. Frederick. 1877–1956, English chemist, whose work on radioactive disintegration led to the discovery of isotopes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1921
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soddie in Science

Soddy

[sŏdē]
  1. British chemist who was a pioneer in the study of radioactivity. With Ernest Rutherford, he explained the atomic disintegration of radioactive elements. Soddy also coined the word isotope to describe elements that were chemically identical but had different atomic weights. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1921.
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