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After about twenty minutes, a small stone cottage next to a gate swam into view (GF7)

Cottage

Definition

U.S. readers may get a somewhat mistaken impression from this word. It can refer to any moderate-sized detached house in the suburbs or the country, though it tends to be used to suggest a small, modest place. It may specifically mean a rather old-fashioned building of this type, but that depends on context.

 

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