The pressure on the open house was not just from religious or conservative circles.
Ahead of the count, Joe Miller greeted supporters at an open house at his Anchorage headquarters.
A brugaid or beetagh had to keep an open house for travellers who were always welcome, and received bed and food free of charge.
That came of sleeping in the fields ‘where God keeps an open house.’
All that gave importance to the centre of society—the hospitable table, the open house—had come to an end with the Doctor.
Hunting-guests and shooting-guests came and went, and open house was kept.
The halls of the knights and barons of ancient days were thrown open to all comers, and open house was kept for a fortnight.
And there was an open house on the island, and they went in.
Like most of his neighbours, Don Benigno keeps 'open house' in more than one way.
This is called a 'loshuis,' or open house, and very picturesque it is to look at.