Definition of House-raising

1. Noun. Construction by a group of neighbors.

Generic synonyms: Building, Construction



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Lexicographical Neighbors of House-raising

housage
housages
housane
house
house-breaker
house-breakers
house-broken
house-builder
house-call
house-coat
house-coats
house-detective
house-door
house-doors
house-proud
house-raising (current term)
house-search
house-searches
house-sit
house-sitter
house-to-house
house-trained
house-wall
house-walls
house-warming
house agent
house arrest
house boy
house breaker
house breakers

Literary usage of House-raising

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1. Our Arctic Province, Alaska and the Seal Islands by Henry Wood Elliott (1906)
"Communistic Families. —Great Gamblers.—Indian "House-Raising Bees."—Grotesque Totem Posts.—Indian Doctors " Kill or Cure."—Dismal Interior of an Indian ..."

2. Wooing and Warring in the Wilderness: A Story of Canetuckey by Charles D. Kirk (1860)
"... was now Dobson's first object. He accordingly went to work and cleared a sufficient space for a house and garden plat. The us house-raising ..."

3. St. Clair County, Michigan, Its History and Its People: A Narrative Account by William Lee Jenks (1912)
"THE HOUSE AND HOUSE RAISING As the logs were collected, if the family in itself was not numerous enough to raise them without assistance, the neighbors for ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"T. Dwight, ' Travels,' i. 305-6, note. house-raising. ... 1783 A dispute having arisen between Mr. CS and myself, at a house-raising last year, ..."

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