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Word: hut

Definition: crude dwelling; shack


Sentences Containing 'hut'

He was ailing at that time, poor fellow, and she married her lover, that she might tend and comfort him in our cottage our dog hut, as that man would call it.
Now if his hut is of wood, and he paints it to protect it from the elements, nothing necessarily artistic has been done.
With all its magnificence, it still retains the simplicity of the hut from which it was evolved.
The mason who finishes the cornice of the palace returns at night perchance to a hut not so good as a wigwam.
Breed's hut was standing only a dozen years ago, though it had long been unoccupied.
I took this course when I went to lecture in Lincoln in the evening, traveling in no road and passing no house between my own hut and the lecture room.
One day a man came to my hut from Lexington to inquire after his hound that made a large track, and had been hunting for a week by himself.
There is nothing now to prevent my building myself a little hut on my plantation, and residing not twenty yards from you.
When he is hungry, he goes to the forest to hunt; when his coat is worn out, he clothes himself with the skin of the first large animal he kills: and when his hut begins to go to ruin, he repairs it, as well as he can, with the trees and the turf that are nearest it.
Or rather add unto them: hut as one that understandeth the true nature of all things that happen in the world.
This is the story I promised to tell you, and if I have been tedious in telling it, I will not be slow to serve you; my hut is close by, and I have fresh milk and dainty cheese there, as well as a variety of toothsome fruit, no less pleasing to the eye than to the palate.
So he watched out for me one day in the spring, and catched me, and took me up the river about three mile in a skiff, and crossed over to the Illinois shore where it was woody and there warn't no houses but an old log hut in a place where the timber was so thick you couldn't find it if you didn't know where it was.
A rail fence round a two-acre yard; a stile made out of logs sawed off and up-ended in steps, like barrels of a different length, to climb over the fence with, and for the women to stand on when they are going to jump on to a horse; some sickly grass-patches in the big yard, but mostly it was bare and smooth, like an old hat with the nap rubbed off; big double log-house for the white folks--hewed logs, with the chinks stopped up with mud or mortar, and these mud-stripes been whitewashed some time or another; round-log kitchen, with a big broad, open but roofed passage joining it to the house; log smoke-house back of the kitchen; three little log nigger-cabins in a row t'other side the smoke-house; one little hut all by itself away down against the back fence, and some outbuildings down a piece the other side; ash-hopper and big kettle to bile soap in by the little hut; bench by the kitchen door, with bucket of water and a gourd; hound asleep there in the sun; more hounds asleep round about; about three shade trees away off in a corner; some currant bushes and gooseberry bushes in one place by the fence; outside of the fence a garden and a watermelon patch; then the cotton fields begins, and after the fields the woods.
When we got home the house was all dark and still; so we went on down to the hut by the ash-hopper for to examine it.
Betwixt the hut and the fence, on the back side, was a lean-to that joined the hut at the eaves, and was made out of plank.
It was as long as the hut, but narrow--only about six foot wide.

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