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1    a small simple house, esp. in a rural area  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)   a small house in the country or at a resort, used for holiday purposes  
3      (U.S.)   one of several housing units, as at a hospital, for accommodating people in groups  
4    Slang   a public lavatory  
     (C14: from cot2)  

cottage cheese  
      n   a mild loose soft white cheese made from skimmed milk curds  
cottage flat  
      n     (Brit)   any of the flats in a two-storey house that is divided into four flats, two on each floor  
cottage hospital  
      n     (Brit)   a small rural hospital  
cottage industry  
      n   an industry in which employees work in their own homes, often using their own equipment  
cottage loaf  
      n     (Brit)   a loaf consisting of two round pieces, the smaller of which sits on top of the larger  
cottage piano  
      n   a small upright piano  
cottage pie  
      n     (Brit)      another term for       shepherd's pie  
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but-and-ben     (Scot.)   cabin, chalet, cot, hut, lodge, shack  

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