outhouse


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outhouse

a building near to, but separate from, a main building; outbuilding

outhouse

1. A detached outdoor structure housing a primitive toilet; usually constructed of wood, rather than the proverbial brick.
2. A small accessory building generally located at the rear of a house and used for domestic animals, storage, and so on.
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Receiving no answer, after repeatedly knocking, he opened the door and stepped into the outhouse.
There were great stables, where a dozen grooms and boys held forth, rows of vine-clad servants' cottages, an endless and orderly array of outhouses, long grape arbors, green pastures, orchards, and berry patches.
He talked the matter over with his father one evening when the rays of the setting sun entering the yard between the outhouses ruled the heavy shadows with luminous streaks.
He broke into outhouses with an axe he managed to purloin in a wood-cutters' camp.
The barns and outhouses are mouldering away; the sheds are patched and half roofless; the log cabins (built in Virginia with external chimneys made of clay or wood) are squalid in the last degree.
Some slept in the stable and outhouses, some in the common room, some two or three in beds.
An hour's walk brought the travellers to a little road-side public-house, with two elm-trees, a horse trough, and a signpost, in front; one or two deformed hay-ricks behind, a kitchen garden at the side, and rotten sheds and mouldering outhouses jumbled in strange confusion all about it.
Twenty-two years ago we built a small 4' x 8' outhouse over a deep hole about 100 feet from the house.
If you have a shed or outhouse, please make sure you invest in a lock and security device such as a shed alarm - these are a deterrent to the potential thief.
He fitted a 1000bhp Boeing turbine engine into the outhouse, which shoots out 30ft fireballs as it scorches along the track.
A homemade stove fashioned from a metal commode and sheltered by a two-story outhouse was operated by Pitchess Assistant Facilities Director Ken West, who handed out samples of ``FSB Outhouse Chili.