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A traditional single-storeyed Scottish house built of turf or mortarless stone, typically lacking a chimney and roofed with turf or thatch.
- ‘A month later she writes: ‘Had a lively time fighting the boys, dashing round the black houses etc after blacking Bill's face with burnt corks.’’
- ‘She had tried the island and his black house many times, never having luck enough to see her husband.’
- ‘Turn left, walk on past the Factor's House to the black houses just before the first re-roofed cottage, then turn right, following the course of the Dry Burn to the Head Dyke.’
- ‘They passed quiet, black houses with thatched roofs.’
- ‘The central one held a small black house whose steeply peaked roof was edged in white.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.