shotgun house


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shotgun house

(chiefly Southern United States slang) A one-story house in which each room is in a straight alignment with the others, connected by a continuous hallway running from the front to the back of the residence. When our whole family goes to stay in my grandmother's shotgun house in New Orleans, it always feels like we're all right on top of one another.
See also: house, shotgun
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Tangle arrived at seven in the evening to open up the shotgun house.
The two women climbed out of the Honda and without a word wandered into the shotgun house.
When dealing with Stuart's nicer properties, Tangle did not like to sign a lease without a background check, but the shotgun house was shit, the worst of Stuart's slum properties.
The grass stood well over a foot high, a miniature jungle surrounding the shotgun house.
The next day Tangle threw his lawn mower into the bed of his pick-up and drove back over to the shotgun house.
Tangle loaded his tools into his truck and made the twenty minute journey across town to the shotgun house.
Breathing through his mouth, Tangle walked back into the muggy shotgun house and replaced the piece in less than two minutes.
The next day he dropped by the shotgun house with a small box containing three bug bombs.
th] birthday, Torres started out by renovating shotgun houses in New Orleans with a loan co-signed by his grandmother.
The shapes of the spaces recall the shoebox configuration of the traditional shotgun houses that once filled the quarter, suggesting a metaphorical reuse of detritus.
But what of the big remainder of the city up to Lake Pontchartrain, much of it shotgun houses and public housing complexes?
the house, brick & modern, is an oddity - sits prominently among shotgun houses, cows, chickens, fish ponds, bait shops & trailer homes
The subject matter of Tape 1 includes an essay about the African heritage, the decorative arts of early (and current) African Americans, shotgun houses, and ironwork.