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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COTTAGE

From sea to sea there was stringing of bows in the cottage and clang of steel in the castle.

This cottage is smaller than its neighbor, and its wooden door is quite black from age.

Just as she opened the door of Andrew's cottage, Wiseli came out of the sitting-room.

They were a very depressed lot at Dixon's cottage that evening.

Dixon had a cottage there, which he occupied with his wife, and Allis was to stop with them.

So they all four issued from the cottage, chatting together like old friends.

He would certainly find her at the cottage, Dixon assured him.

Within the door of the cottage you discern the wife, with her ruddy English cheek.

I expected that a cottage for Ellinor should rise out of the earth at my command.

The land is minutely divided, many possessing a cottage and field only.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Old French cote "hut, cottage" + Anglo-French suffix -age (probably denoting "the entire property attached to a cote"). Old French cot is probably from Old Norse kot "hut," cognate of Old English cot, cote "cottage, hut," from Proto-Germanic *kutan (cf. Middle Dutch cot, Dutch kot).

Meaning "small country residence" (without suggestion of poverty or tenancy) is from 1765. Modern French cottage is a 19c. reborrowing from English. Cottage industry is attested from 1921. Cottage cheese is attested from 1831, American English, earliest in reference to Philadelphia:

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