dooryard dooryard

Definition(s):

  • (n) a yard outside the front or rear door of a house

Usage(s):

  1. Over the bright new stone and whitewash museum that stood at the other end of the dooryard they brooded like a couple of aging hens over a porcelain egg.
  2. He seems meek, but the Department dooryard is figuratively heaped with the bones of bolder, shaggier men who have tried to elbow him to one side.
  3. The charm of the play was in its note, however falsetto, of meadowy romp and dooryard homeliness.

News

  1. Snippets about Lake Tahoe

    • Beginning June 17, CalFire’s Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento Unit will suspend dooryard burning permits. • Cindy Martinez, Bijou Community School teacher, was appointed by the board of education to be principal for 2013-14. • As of June 10, El Dorado County Superior Court’s telephone access for [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News

  2. Burn ban goes into effect Monday

    By KTVL Staff/KTVL.com YREKA, Calif -- The California Dept. of Forestry's Siskiyou Unit will suspend "dooryard burning permits" starting Monday, June 17. Recent fire activity and hot weather prompted the decision. Campfires and ceremonial fires are still allowed on private property with the landowner's permission. ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KTVL Medford

  3. Cal Fire prohibits debris burning in some counties

    TUOLUMNE, CALAVERAS COUNTIES - Cal Fire is suspending landscape debris burn permits for several foothills counties and rescinding "Dooryard" permits already issued.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: News10 Sacramento

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