Origin of outbuilding
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Examples from the Web for out-building
Deck preferred the out-building to Cuffy's bed, which he offered them.
The last words were uttered as a couple of farm-hands came from an out-building to see what was astir.Legends of Longdendale
Whoever burns an out-building shall be imprisoned six months, receive fifty lashes, and pay all damages.A History of Oregon, 1792-1849
William Henry Gray
My barn, carriage-house and stable, together with every other out-building, were nowhere to be seen.A Full Description of the Great Tornado in Chester County, Pa.
He evidently kept his gun and ammunition in this out-building, for he had a powder-horn and shot-bag suspended from his shoulders.
- a building subordinate to but separate from a main building; outhouse
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Word Origin and History for out-building
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