grass house

grass house

Any primitive house built of natural materials such as grass, reeds, or fronds; usually having a round or rectangular shape and a thatched roof; examples include palma hut and a Hawaiian hale.
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In the top of our tree we built a grass house, and on the platform outside was a pile of rocks, which were for the heads of any that might chance to try to visit us.
He became great friends with Dog-Tooth, who commanded that we should build Big-Fat a grass house.
And when the people grumbled more and more, and some threw stones at the king's grass house, the Bug sang a song of how good it was to be a Fish-Eater.
He put it in a big pile, in a grass house, with guards to watch it day and night.
After that, all the families came down out of their caves and trees and built grass houses behind the shelter of the wall.
So, also, did Little-Belly and Three-Legs and Pig-Jaw have other men to lie in the sun about their grass houses and carry messages for them and give commands.
He was Moti, the youngest son of Tati, the chief, and this was Tahiti, and beyond that smoking reef lay the sweet land of Papara and the chief's grass house by the river's mouth.
This particular white man educated him by arriving at his grass house in the gray of dawn.
The grass houses seemed lifeless, but at last, from one of them, came a challenge in the querulous, high-pitched tones of age:
Shell fire on flimsy grass houses is not especially destructive.
The grass houses clung to the steep mountain side or overhung the rushing Rewa.
Pur was just ten years old when he was separated from his family during the Sudanese civil war after their grass house was burned to the ground.