Definition of House-raising
1. Noun. Construction by a group of neighbors.
Lexicographical Neighbors of House-raising
Literary usage of House-raising
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."