black house

  1. a type of thatched house, usually made of turf, formerly found in the highlands and islands of Scotland

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How to use black house in a sentence

  • He lay in the big bedroom of the black house, and waited for the caressing hand of Death.

    Katharine Frensham | Beatrice Harraden
  • Bedstefar's black house was decorated too, and the whole courtyard was covered with sprigs of juniper and fir.

    Katharine Frensham | Beatrice Harraden
  • Elsie entered the little black house on the hill for the first time since her trip at the age of twelve, some eight years before.

    The Clansman | Thomas Dixon
  • At once Freddie became fired with the desire to rush to a store, purchase a doll, and send it off to the little "black house."

  • I see away up the river what looks like a leetle black house, with a white thing on the roof.

    A Dream of Empire | William Henry Venable