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house place

noun
1.
(in medieval architecture) a room common to all the inhabitants of a house, as a hall.
Origin of house place
1805-1815
1805-15
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  • Susan took her by the arm, and, without speaking, went into the house-place.

    Lizzie Leigh Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The rider, after some words with the blacksmith, was ushered in by him into the house-place where we sat.

    Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell
  • So he turned, with rather a heavy heart, into the house-place.

    Adam Bede George Eliot
  • That poor wanderer in the house-place is Richard Jackson, is it not?

  • So, on hearing some one enter the house-place below, she cried out for Jem to come to her assistance.

    Mary Barton Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • If he's well enough to be in the house-place, smoking his pipe, he's well enough to be left.

    Trevlyn Hold Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Every night around the fire in the house-place I told them of my adventures.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
  • Going through the house-place he passed into the kitchen, where he met Rousille.

    Autumn Glory Ren Bazin
  • Luck was on the sailor's side, for the house-place happened to be empty and the bar closed for church hour.

    The Torch and Other Tales Eden Phillpotts
  • At length he pulled Mary aside into a corner of the house-place where Mrs. Wilson was sitting, and began to talk to her.

    Mary Barton Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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