From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
O for a lodge in some vast wilderness! --Cowper. (b) A small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or gatekeeper of an estate. --Shak. (c) A den or cave. (d) The meeting room of an association; hence, the regularly constituted body of members which meets there; as, a masonic lodge. (c) The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
4. A family of North American Indians, or the persons who usually occupy an Indian lodge, -- as a unit of enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons; as, the tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of about a thousand individuals.
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