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a communal dwelling, especially of the Iroquois and various other North American Indian peoples, consisting of a wooden, bark-covered framework often as much as 100 feet (30.5 meters) in length.
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Origin of long house
First recorded in 1615–25
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How to use long house in a sentence
This was not the Impossible—the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House—this was a walk above the LongHouse pond.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The LongHouse gardens were—well, I urge you to go and see for yourself sometime.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They scouted a few other options but the LongHouse Reserve was the one.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A close friend, Ted Hartley, proposed the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton as the venue.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She spent much of her last years lying in a bark-covered longhouse, sick with fever.Kateri Tekakwitha: First Indigenous Saint's Story|Bill Donahue|December 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
A map of the country of the Longhouse will enable the reader to follow the journeys of the Indian people.Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
British Dictionary definitions for long house
a long communal dwelling of the Iroquois and other North American Indian peoples. It often served as a council house as well
a long dwelling found in other parts of the world, such as Borneo
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