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cottage

1. a small simple house, esp in a rural area
2. US and Canadian a small house in the country or at a resort, used for holiday purposes

Cottage

A small rustic country house of the late eighteenth century.

Cottage

 

a single-family, individual residence (either urban or rural) on a small plot of land. Most cottages have two stories and an interior staircase. On the first floor there are usually pantries, a living room, and a kitchen; the bedrooms are on the second floor. After its emergence in England in the late 16th and early 17th century, the cottage became the traditional type of English dwelling. Cottages are also widespread in other European countries (primarily the Scandinavian countries) and in the United States. Most of the cottages in the USSR were built in the 1920's, primarily in new factory settlements.

REFERENCE

Ikonnikov, A. V. Sovremennaia arkhitektura Anglii…. Leningrad, 1958. Pages 125-40.

cottage

1. A relatively small house, often in a village, in the countryside, in a suburb, or at the seashore.
2. A small vacation house.
3. A dwelling, often temporary, that provides only basic shelter.
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So, remembering how fond I was of milk from the cow, I pushed open the gate and advanced to the cottage door.
Not indeed that I can hope to put into words the charm of those embowered cottages, like nests in the armpits of great trees, tucked snugly in the hollows of those narrow, winding, almost subterranean lanes which burrow their way beneath the warm-hearted Surrey woodlands.
It happened that my way took me past the cottage, and I stopped for an instant to look at the windows, and to see if I could catch a glimpse of the strange face which had looked out at me on the day before.
I shall enter that cottage, and I shall probe the matter to the bottom.
Meanwhile, back at the widow's cottage the Bishop was growing more furious every moment.
Down the road came striding the shabby figure of the old woman who had helped him set the trap; and very wrathy was she when she saw that the cottage door had been battered in.
Mercy held back the curtain, and pointed to the cottage door.
With that parting compliment the man of gallantry--true to the last to his admiration of the sex--bowed, with his hand on his heart, and left the cottage.
The next morning, the light smoke was seen stealing from the cottage chimney up the mountain side.
Yes - trout - small but plenty of 'em - in a beck running close behind the cottage.
On the evening of the day preceding that set for the march south, a little, wiry figure, grim and gray, entered the cottage of Father Claude.
An hour's walk along the winding banks brought me round to the cottage which had once been Mary's home.