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Doll's house   /dɑlz haʊs/   Listen
Doll's house

A house so small that it is likened to a child's plaything.  Synonym: dollhouse.
A small model of a house used as a toy by children.  Synonym: dollhouse.

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"Doll's house" Quotes from Famous Books

... her. She was bold, enterprising, fond of sport and exercise; loved to dress like her brothers, and to share in their escapades. Dolls she contemptuously put aside, preferring drums; and a sword or a gun was valued at much more than a doll's house. In some respects her father brought her up strictly; she was fed, like her brothers, on a simple and even meagre diet, and trained to habits of prompt obedience; but he did nothing to discourage her taste for more violent exercises than are ...
— The Story of Ida Pfeiffer - and Her Travels in Many Lands • Anonymous

... palace is in course of erection, with crowds of workmen in its different storeys, each man at his avocation with hammer and chisel, pulley and wheel, and the grave architect himself directing their labour. All this is set in motion by water, and is not a mere doll's house, but a symmetrical model. Then we enter a subterranean grotto, with a roof of pendant stalactites, where the pleasant sound of falling waters and the melodious piping of birds fill all the air. There is a sly ...
— A Tramp's Wallet - stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France • William Duthie

... Ruth! Cheerful, tidy, bustling, quiet little Ruth! No doll's house ever yielded greater delight to its young mistress, than little Ruth derived from her glorious dominion over the triangular parlour and the ...
— Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit • Charles Dickens

... I was. My mother was a child with me. We were blissfully happy manufacturing a doll's house out of a packing chest, and furnishing it with beds made out of cardboard boxes, and sofas made out of pin-cushions. I used to feel other children a bore because they ...
— The Independence of Claire • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

... afternoon dinner stroll. The milkman producing a wand from his breast pocket, waved it in a hurried and perfunctory manner; and in an instant the model villa with its front garden was like a tiny doll's house at Paul's colossal feet. He went striding away with his head above the clouds to visit Niagara and the Himalayas. But when he came to the Himalayas, he found they were quite small and silly-looking, like the little cork rockery ...
— Tremendous Trifles • G. K. Chesterton

... offer you some fruit from my own garden," she said, laughing, as though she were playing at keeping doll's house. ...
— Nobody's Girl - (En Famille) • Hector Malot

... something like a doll's house to Hester, who had been accustomed all her life to large rooms and spacious passages; but it was the sweetest, daintiest, and most charming little abode in the world. It was not unlike a nest, and the Misses Bruce in certain ways resembled bright little robin redbreasts, so small, so neat, ...
— A World of Girls - The Story of a School • L. T. Meade

... wrestlers trying for flying holds; time and again they fell with first one on top and then the other; their flesh suffered and they grew bloody. The room soon became a litter, for its fittings were upset, flung about, splintered, as if the room itself had been picked up and shaken like a doll's house. ...
— Flowing Gold • Rex Beach

Words linked to "Doll's house" :   toy, plaything, house, dollhouse

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