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shotgun hut

(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 hut in New Orleans, it always feels like we're all right on top of one another.
See also: hut, shotgun

hut

n. a house. I’ve got to go to my hut and pick up some bills.
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So next morning she went again to the flowery meadow and sought the witch in her hut, and told her of her grief.
At sight of the two emerging from the hut the beast gave an ugly snarl and an instant later as it caught the scent of the strange white man it raised a series of excited yelps.
Shortly afterward, some of the captain's people coming up, he ordered another horse to be saddled, and, mounting it, took his departure from the hut, after distributing a few trifling presents among its simple inhabitants.
During this short period, a scene was passing at the hut that completely frustrated the benevolent intentions of Judge Temple in favor of the Leather-Stocking, and at once destroyed the short-lived harmony between the youth and Marmaduke.
Those outside of the hut threw up two breastworks, into which they retired at a tolerably early hour, and slept like overfed hounds.
In the middle of the hut a flat stone served the purpose of a table, and upon this stood a small cloth bundle--the same, no doubt, which I had seen through the telescope upon the shoulder of the boy.
When we reached the centre of the kraal, Infadoos halted at the door of a large hut, which was surrounded at a distance by a circle of smaller ones.
Sally came out of the hut, turning down her sleeves.
His eyes rested upon the open doorway of a nearby hut.
Suddenly he heard Denisov shouting in a vibrating voice behind the hut, evidently much excited.
Between the huts, which sometimes formed crooked streets, were dead branches and the trunks of small trees which connected the huts upon one tree to those within adjoining trees; the whole network of huts and pathways forming an almost solid flooring a good fifty feet above the ground.
With our hut as a base we sallied forth in search of a pass across the range.
The new sentry squatted beside the door, while he whom he had relieved made his way to his own hut.
Bertha Kircher found herself alone in a small hut to the palisade at the far end of the village street, and though she was neither bound nor guarded, she was assured by Usanga that she could not escape the village without running into almost certain death in the jungle, which the villagers assured them was infested by lions of great size and ferocity.
The two savages, Kaviri and Mugambi, squatting before the entrance to Kaviri's hut, looked at one another--Kaviri with ill-concealed alarm.