But and ben
But and ben is an architectural style for a simple building, usually applied to a residence. The etymology is from the Scots language for a two-roomed cottage, The term has been used by archaeologists to describe a basic design of "outer room" conjoined with "inner room" as a residential building plan; the outer room, used as an antechamber or kitchen, is the but, while the inner room is the ben.
In popular culture
The Broons own a but and ben in the country where they take holidays. In 2008, Waverley Books published a But an' Ben Cookbook.
- C. Michael Hogan, Knossos fieldnotes, Modern Antiquarian (2007)
- Ernest Ingersoll (1906) The Wit of the Wild, Published by Dodd, Mead and company, 294 pages
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