house-raising house-raising

Definition(s):

  • (n) construction by a group of neighbors

Usage(s):

  • To honor the big house-raising, the Pineville Bakery had donated a giant cake that bore on its icing a verse from the Second Book of Kings: "Let us make a little chamber, I pray .

News

  • Cedar Valley shows love for Taylor Morris at Lt. Dan concert

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Taylor Morris, Danielle Kelly, their families and a few thousand of their close friends turned out for a big house-raising party Saturday night, courtesy of actor Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.
    on August 4, 2013     Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Quotes

  • Mr. Ford spoke at the ceremony of the "valiant and hopeful house-raising," and those words captured the spirit of an enterprise that seemed as much a challenge to the future as a foundation for something new.
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: Richard Ford Source: New York Times

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