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doss house

noun, Chiefly British
Origin of doss house
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The "doss-house" is for the most part too strong for a provincial public, too agitating, too revolutionary.

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
  • As an environment, the doss-house is interesting enough, but it is imperfect and inadequate.

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
  • As for Sonia, she'd consent to sleep in a doss-house, if she were doing it for the first time—a new experience, you know.

    Sonia Married Stephen McKenna
  • Heard he was dying in a doss-house, and must fetch him home and nurse him back to life.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • "The doss-house" is at most the corollary of this revolution.

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
  • How the baron got into the doss-house and why he is a baron is also not sufficiently clear.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • But a vagabond rat turned it out, and made a doss-house of it.

    Birds of the wave and woodland Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson
  • You buy a pennyworth and make it with the boiling water from the common kettle in the doss-house.

  • It would not be easy to surpass this truly modern tragedy, even if it is less adroitly philosophical than "The doss-house."

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
  • He lends the best part of his remaining funds to his friends, and the rest goes in vodka and his keep at the doss-house.

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald

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