Outhouses


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

OUTHOUSES. Buildings adjoining to or belonging to dwelling-houses.
     2. It is not easy to say what comes within and what is excluded from the meaning of out-house. It has been decided that a school-room, separated from the dwelling-house by a narrow passage about a yard wide, the roof of which was partly upheld by that of the dwelling-house, the two buildings, together with some other, and the court which enclosed them, being rented by the same person, was properly described as an out-house: Russ. & R. C. C. 295; see, for other cases, 3 Inst. 67; Burn's Just., Burning, II; 1 Leach, 49; 2 East's P. C. 1020, 1021. Vide House.

References in periodicals archive ?
Contract: rebuild of a boundary wall and outhouses at allen court, kirkcaldy, scotland
ALAN LONGMUIR Alan wrote how he lost his "dear dad" in February 1989, adding: "The absolute nadir, though, was when I lost the flat at the pub and had nowhere to go so for a few days I kipped down in one of the pub's outhouses. Only now, as I recall this, do I realise I was not only homeless but sleeping rough."
According to the AP, people often put garbage and other household items in their outhouses.
Steeped in history, this substantial property is set over two floors and comes with two outhouses off the rear courtyard.
You again sent me scurrying down memory lane (or path) with Leonard Lee Rue's article on outhouses (Farm Collector, May 2014).
To the rear of the houses there's a workshop, outhouses and a private garden with patio, lawn and shrubs.
We were well on our way building our homestead when one of our volunteer workers was assigned the project of building an outhouse. He had some experience with the outhouses used in public camping areas, and it shows.
Desperate immigrants of many nationalities are crammed into slum outhouses in the back gardens of decrepit houses run by grasping rogue landlords.
None of them had running water, and they all had horrific outhouses when we moved in.
The house is surrounded by mature, landscaped gardens with outhouses and patio areas.
And after approaching other residents on the West Denton street, which is made up of mainly council houses, the scale of the problem escalated as around seven of the outhouses they tried opened using another person's keys.
An Amish man was sentenced to 90 days in a Pennsylvania jail for failing to abide by a court order to bring two school outhouses into compliance with sewage regulations.