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noun as in barn

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noun as in outhouse

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The novel centers on the “china room,” an outbuilding on a farm in rural Punjab where, in 1929, the three wives of three brothers sleep and cook for their husbands and dictatorial mother-in-law.

We explored the outbuildings of Mass MoCA, a contemporary art museum that occupies a former printing factory.

Though they are often rented, it doesn’t hurt to have an industrial unit on-hand if you have a large home with outbuildings, rental properties, or own commercial real estate.

All the other outbuildings were lost and, most cruelly, his beloved truck, the one he dreamed of taking to Texas on his last road trip.

Zandvliet works out of an outbuilding next to a residential home.

He tried to remember whether a tree or roof of an outbuilding against any of the windows made this means of escape possible.

A third outbuilding puzzled the Murnan carpenters even more than the two-storied wooden house and the enormous barn.

The building was a dingy yellow-brick residence outside the village, with the schoolroom as an outbuilding of lath and plaster.

And Harlan saw Woodward come from behind an outbuilding, look toward the ranchhouse, and then walk slowly toward them.

Another crash and quaking, and this time in a cloud of dust an outbuilding jumped and tumbled asunder.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to outbuilding, such as: shed, and farm building.

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