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Chalet  n.  
A herdsman's hut in the mountains of Switzerland. "Chalets are summer huts for the Swiss herdsmen."
A summer cottage or country house in the Swiss mountains; any country house built in the style of the Swiss cottages.

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"Chalet" Quotes from Famous Books

... slopes are green On Jaman, hast thou sate By some high chalet-door, and seen The summer-day grow late; And darkness steal o'er the wet grass With the pale crocus starr'd, And reach that glimmering sheet of ...
— Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold • Matthew Arnold

... with lateral teeth disposed like the rungs of a ladder, and inserted at intervals in notches let into the face of the perpendicular rock. The most curious of these dwellings, compared to which the most Alpine chalet is of easy access, have ceased to be occupied, but the Maqui, in North-West Arizona, still inhabit villages of stone built on sandstone tables, standing isolated in the midst of a sandy ocean almost destitute ...
— Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe • Sabine Baring-Gould

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