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lodging house

noun
1.
a house in which rooms are rented, especially a house other than an inn or hotel; rooming house.
Origin of lodging house
1760-1770
1760-70
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Historical Examples
  • On that night we simply accosted each other, as those who meet at a lodging house might do.

  • For she saw him reluctantly descending the steps of her lodging house.

    Find the Woman Arthur Somers Roche
  • She sought work, and found it, still as a drudge, in a lodging house up in Birmingham.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • The lodging house I found in the heart of the worst tenderloin ever created.

    Broke Edwin A. Brown
  • An old miner, after spending a night in a San Francisco lodging house, paid the proprietor with gold dust.

    The Life of Bret Harte Henry Childs Merwin
  • There was a larger crowd than usual in the lodging house that night.

  • The girls clung together in their bed in the lodging house, and whispered about it, far into the night.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm Amy Bell Marlowe
  • They pressed her to accompany them to their father's lodging house.

    Christmas Stories Edward Berens
  • Quincy was up early next morning, and at ten minutes of nine reached the lodging house in Myrtle Street.

  • He remembered that South End lodging house with secret horror.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for lodging house

lodging house

noun
1.
a private home providing accommodation and meals for lodgers
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