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house place

(in medieval architecture) a room common to all the inhabitants of a house, as a hall.
Origin of house place
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “Why, you slept in the house place the same as we did,” cried Ned.

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  • The front door led straight into the house place, a square room with a big fire-place and cozy ingle nooks.

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