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sod house

  1. a house built of strips of sod, laid like brickwork, and used especially by settlers on the Great Plains, when timber was scarce.
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Origin of sod house

First recorded in 1825–35
Also called soddie, soddy.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sod house

Historical Examples

  • The mob was beginning to gather for the storming of the sod-house.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • The door of the sod-house had opened, and the Ranger and his prisoner stood in front of it.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • Their taunts followed Roberts as he stepped back into the sod-house.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • And occasionally blue smoke could be seen curling up from some sod-house chimney.

    How John Became a Man

    Isabel C. Byrum

  • The ground had been frozen for five months, so sod-house building had been temporarily abandoned.

    The Conquest

    Oscar Micheaux