Definition of Pile dwelling
1. Noun. Dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages.
Generic synonyms: Abode, Domicile, Dwelling, Dwelling House, Habitation, Home
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Literary usage of Pile dwelling
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Architect and Building News (1908)
"It deserves the careful perusal of every student of the history of art and architecture, for his intimate knowledge of the "pile- dwelling," particularly in ..."
2. The Lake Dwellings of Switzerland and Other Parts of Europe by Ferdinand Keller (1878)
"[Tn.] APPENDIX F. CIRCULAR pile dwelling IN THE LAKE OF MORAT. Dr. Keller's opinion has always been adverse to the idea of lake dwellings having been ..."
3. Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits by Alfred Cort Haddon, William Halse Rivers Rivers, Charles Gabriel Seligman, Charles Samuel Myers, William McDougall, Sidney Herbert Ray, Anthony Wilkin (1912)
"pile dwelling at Saibai, with the piles temporarily surrounded by a wattle of palm leaves; sketched by ACH in Aug. 1888. Two houses of the old type in ..."
4. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1882)
"A pile dwelling has been found in Germany in a marsh at the entrance of Havel into the Spree. The relics, with it were 3 swords, 5 celts, a knife, ..."
5. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1882)
"A pile dwelling has been found in Germany in a ma at the entrance of Havel into the Spree. The relics, with it w 3 swords, 5 celts, a knife, 5 spear points, ..."
6. Notes by a Naturalist: An Account of Observations Made During the Voyage of by Henry Nottidge Moseley (1892)
"It seems probable that the idea of a pile-dwelling has in many cases arisen through natives escaping from enemies by getting into a canoe or raft, ..."
7. Transactions by Glasgow Archaeological Society (1908)
"... yet the shale represents the local variety, and may have been used by the dwellers in the pile dwelling to exorcise the evil spirits of the day. ..."