Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BLACK-HOUSE, n. (See quot.) Sc. 1931  W. C. Mackenzie Sc. Place-Names viii.:
“Black-houses” of the Outer Hebrides, i.e. the houses built of turf [as contrasted with] the “white” or stone houses, by which they are rapidly being replaced.

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