single house

single house

A house having a long plan that is only one room wide, with the narrow end of the house facing the street; the entrance from the street is up a short flight of stairs to the long open porch (sometimes called a piazza) that extends along one side of the house and provides entry into the individual rooms; for example, see Charleston house.
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They went on travelling for two days through a great forest, without food or drink, and without coming across a single house, and every night they had to climb up into the trees through fear of the wild beasts that were in the wood.
He had been sorely disappointed with the poor little village of the blacks, hidden away in his own jungle, and with not a single house as large as his own cabin upon the distant beach.
Apparently the single house, and possibly even the household, had vanished.
As a matter of fact there was just a little uncertainty as to whether there was a single house left; for the agent had taken so many people to see them, and for all he knew the company might have parted with the last.
I had not seen a single house anywhere near; there did not seem to be any human habitation for miles; and now as darkness fell denser over the land I couldn't see the glimmer of a single light.
You haven't planted one tree nor built a single house.
Only in that single house, which stood opposite that in which the learned foreigner lived, it was quite still; and yet some one lived there, for there stood flowers in the balcony--they grew so well in the sun's heat
Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, prior approv-|al for change of use of mixed use hairdressers and flat to single house, 1 Wrenn Street, Paddock.
Peers claimed PS360,000 in attendance fees and expenses over the last five years even though they failed to take part in a single House of Lords vote, research found.
Some handed over six-figure sums to crooked Robb, who failed to complete a single house.
In 2004, an application for a single house at the site was rejected but, in 2009, the land was used for keeping horses, which followed with plans for a stable at the site being permitted in 2010.
Soldiers also proceeded to spray waste water on every single house in the camp as well as desecrated a mosque and sprayed the waste water on it and inside its open windows.

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