the traditional log house of rural Russia, with an unheated entrance room and a single living and sleeping room heated by a clay or brick stove.
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How to use izba in a sentence
The kholodnaya izba—the “cold izba,” as opposed to the “warm izba” or living room.
The Evil one strove and strove, but nothing came of it, the izba still remained pitch dark.
He thought, "It is useless to waste money and labour on an izba, when the roving Tatars will carry it off in any case."Taras Bulba and Other Tales | Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Round her came swarming countless devils, the izba was full of them!
He unharnessed his horse and put everything in its place, and then went into the izba (room), but found no one there.The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories | Leo Tolstoi