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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Cottage'

Cottage Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    cottage n : a small house with a single story [syn: bungalow]
Cottage Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cottage \Cot"tage\ (k?t"t?j; 48), n. [From Cot a cottage.] A small house; a cot; a hut. Note: The term was formerly limited to a habitation for the poor, but is now applied to any small tasteful dwelling; and at places of summer resort, to any residence or lodging house of rustic architecture, irrespective of size. Cottage allotment. See under Alloment. [Eng.] Cottage cheese, the thick part of clabbered milk strained, salted, and pressed into a ball.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cottage'

In modern usage, a cottage is a modest dwelling, typically in a rural, or semi-rural location (although there are cottage-style dwellings in cities). In the United Kingdom, the term cottage tends to denote a rurally- (sometimes village-) located property, of traditional build. Some examples of cottages are Victorian Cottages, Stone Cottages, Timber framed cottages and mock cottages. Mock cottages are post war homes designed to look like cottages. Older, pre Victorian cottages tend to have restricted height, and exposed timbers.

This sometimes means that the eave timbers intrude into the actual living space, and quite often, especially in recent renovations, the relevant timbers (purlins, rafters, posts, etc.) can be exposed enhancing the cottage experience. However, in most other settings, the term "cottage" denotes a small, often cosy dwelling, and small size is integral to the description, but in other places such as Canada, the term exists with no connotation of size at all (cf. vicarage or hermitage).

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'Cottage' in famous quotation sentence

* Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings. - Horace

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