- cotswold hills,
- cottage cheese,
- cottage country,
- cottage flat,
- cottage fries,
- cottage grove
Origin of cottage
Examples from the Web for cottage
Nevertheless, a cottage industry has grown up around the case.
If ESPN is a sleek bachelor pad, ESPNW is the cottage next door filled with Activia and ultra-soft toilet paper.
And then there are the five-times-a-week regulars for whom The Cottage is a culinary touchstone.
Because of a last minute cancelation we got the cottage at a special rate.
Pedometers and the cottage industry of smartphone-friendly wearable trackers are great for encouraging a more activity lifestyle.Work Like Churchill-Ditch Your Office Chair and Embrace the Standing Desk|Gregory Ferenstein|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The carriage was stopped; Jane sprang out, and ran back to photograph three little girls in a cottage garden.Mrs. Thompson|William Babington Maxwell
Shortly after their arrival she had come over from the Morton cottage to pay them a friendly call.Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer|Jessie Graham Flower
So this was Lucy's home—grey weather-beaten walls, an old wooden wheel, a cottage garden, and the rippling beck.Barbara Lynn|Emily J. Jenkinson
I could feel, in the cottage of such a peasant, and seated beside such men as his two sons, the full force of the remark.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume 2|Alexander Leighton
A few old alder trees and storm-beaten Scotch firs shelter the cottage a little from the wind.In the West Country|Francis A. Knight
Word Origin for cottage
late 13c., from Old French cote "hut, cottage" + Anglo-French suffix -age (probably denoting "the entire property attached to a cote"). Old French cot is probably from Old Norse kot "hut," cognate of Old English cot, cote "cottage, hut," from Proto-Germanic *kutan (cf. Middle Dutch cot, Dutch kot).
Meaning "small country residence" (without suggestion of poverty or tenancy) is from 1765. Modern French cottage is a 19c. reborrowing from English. Cottage industry is attested from 1921. Cottage cheese is attested from 1831, American English, earliest in reference to Philadelphia:
There was a plate of rye-bread, and a plate of wheat, and a basket of crackers; another plate with half a dozen paltry cakes that looked as if they had been bought under the old Court House; some morsels of dried beef on two little tea-cup plates: and a small glass dish of that preparation of curds, which in vulgar language is called smear-case, but whose nom de guerre is cottage-cheese, at least that was the appellation given it by our hostess. ["Miss Leslie," "Country Lodgings," Godey's "Lady's Book," July 1831]