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lodging house

a house in which rooms are rented, especially a house other than an inn or hotel; rooming house.
Origin of lodging house
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The first witness called was the proprietor of the lodging-house, who had identified the body.

  • Say now, might we not in the meantime just go and wait, say, in some lodging-house or somewhere?

    Fruits of Culture Leo Tolstoy
  • The fellow has disappeared, and left his children—left them in a lodging-house at Hammersmith.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • For the present, Bessie is in daily service at a lodging-house.

    A Poor Man's House Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • You've got town disease, street-malaria, lodging-house fever.'

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • He wondered how all these other lodging-house people around him got along.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • I said: “I have just discovered we have got a lodging-house.”

    The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith
  • Then back I came and pinned this out upon the lodging-house table.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • In the lodging-house I made acquaintance with a colored girl, who took me to an intelligence office.

  • At twelve o'clock he went into a lodging-house and asked if he could have a bed.

    The Christian Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for lodging-house

lodging house

a private home providing accommodation and meals for lodgers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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