cowhouse


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cowhouse

(ˈkaʊˌhaʊs)
n
(Agriculture) a shelter for cows; a byre or cowshed
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Noun1.cowhouse - a barn for cowscowhouse - a barn for cows      
barn - an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
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The cowhouse for the more valuable cows was just behind the house.
He went straight from the cowhouse to the counting house, and after a little conversation with the bailiff and Semyon the contractor, he went back to the house and straight upstairs to the drawing room.
The doctor had reached the cowhouse as he spoke; he opened the door and made the commandant enter, that he might show it to him.
"In the winter time," Benassis said, as he walked with Genestas down the middle of the cowhouse, "both men and women do their work here together in the evenings.
"One can judge of everything else from the sight of this cowhouse," said Genestas; "without flattery, these are great results indeed!"
"All our cowhouses have been rebuilt after this pattern, captain.
His landlord, who in a waistcoat and a pointed cap, pitchfork in hand, was clearing manure from the cowhouse, looked out, and his face immediately brightened on seeing Rostov.
'"One of Mr Dancer's richest escretoires was found to be a dungheap in the cowhouse; a sum but little short of two thousand five hundred pounds was contained in this rich piece of manure; and in an old jacket, carefully tied, and strongly nailed down to the manger, in bank notes and gold were found five hundred pounds more."'
His car was later found at Cowhouse Wood, Helmsley and searches of the vicinity and the wider area have taken place due to Nicholas being a keen long distance fell runner.