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Bothy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bothy A wooden hut or humble cot, esp. a rude hut or barrack for unmarried farm servants; a shepherd's or hunter's hut; a booth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bothy A small cottage; a hut.
    • n bothy A house for the accommodation of a number of workpeople in the employment of the same person or company. More especially, a kind of barrack in connection with a large farm, where the unmarried outdoor servants and laborers are lodged.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bothy both′i a humble cottage or hut: a temporary house for men engaged in some common work, esp. the barely furnished quarters provided for farm-servants, generally unmarried men, in the eastern and north-eastern counties of Scotland
    • Bothy The Bothy system is apparently economical, but is detrimental to health and to morality
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scottish. Cf. Booth

Usage

In literature:

Flann lay near the opening of this bothie.
"The King of Ireland's Son" by Padraic Colum
The stalls were each in what was supposed to represent by turns a Highland bothie or a cave.
"The Long Vacation" by Charlotte M. Yonge
They travelled a long day's journey in the direction of the mountain Benvoirlich, and slept for the night in a ruinous hut or bothy.
"Rob Roy, Volume 1., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
They travelled a long day's journey in the direction of the mountain Benvoirlich, and slept for the night in a ruinous hut or bothy.
"Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
When the rest are building their bothies and huts, these have finished preparing their food and drink.
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
Come along to the bothy, and let's bathe and tie it up.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
Now come on to the bothy, and let's get that poor fellow off.
"A Life's Eclipse" by George Manville Fenn
He only lived in a bothy.
"Three Boys" by George Manville Fenn
Old Angus was still in bed when they knocked at the door of the bothy where the family was living.
"The True Story Book"
He lives in one of those low thatch-roofed bothies that, with the accompanying croft, are rented at from L2 to L4 a year.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
These barracks or bothies are almost always of the most miserable description.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
I soon had the pleasure of reading the "Bothie," which I greatly admired.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
It was a small and tolerable-looking bothy, containing, so far as the wanderer could ascertain, a butt and ben.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
It is as unique and as original in its kind as the 'Bothie.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
Why, it's the regular thing, like a shooting-box or a bothy in the Highlands.
"Nevermore" by Rolf Boldrewood
We went into the herd's bothy, and we took the cow and the calf in with us, and we were letting the shower pass from us.
"Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales" by Various
Sheen stepped wearily along the stony path that led from her bothy to the farm-house.
"The Best Psychic Stories" by Various
Impatient, he walked around the bothie and into the little byre beyond.
"The Divine Adventure Volume IV" by Fiona Macleod
Nor a bothy on the hills.
"Starvecrow Farm" by Stanley J. Weyman
His most famous poem, "The Bothie of Tober-na-Vuolich," was published in 1848.
"Victorian Literature" by Clement K. Shorter
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