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1. Chiefly Brit a small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion, usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
2. a house or cabin used occasionally, as for some seasonal activity
3. US and Canadian a central building in a resort, camp, or park
4. a large house or hotel
5. the dwelling place of certain animals, esp the dome-shaped den constructed by beavers
6. a hut or tent of certain North American Indian peoples
the official Canberra residence of the Australian Prime Minister
1. David (John). born 1935, British novelist and critic. His books include Changing Places (1975), Small World (1984), Nice Work (1988), Therapy (1995), and Thinks... (2001)
2. Sir Oliver (Joseph). 1851--1940, British physicist, who made important contributions to electromagnetism, radio reception, and attempted to detect the ether. He also studied allegedly psychic phenomena
3. Thomas. ?1558--1625, English writer. His romance Rosalynde (1590) supplied the plot for Shakespeare's As You Like It
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
1. A small house in a park, forest, or domain; a temporary habitation; a hut.
2. The meeting place of a fraternal organization.
3. A porter’s or gatekeeper’s house at the entrance to the grounds of an estate.
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