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pothouse

/ˈpɒtˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(Brit) (formerly) a small tavern or pub
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  • Id have the fellow know that Im read in every pothouse, every kitchen in England!

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • I am no conceited body; no newspaper Neddy; no pothouse witty person.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • There the Parliament does approach to the virile virtues of the pothouse.

    What's Wrong With The World G.K. Chesterton
  • The son of the Prussian, the Prussian, as the pothouse wits of Remilly had styled him!

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • He is now regarded as a pothouse politician, who ought never to have been allowed to get beyond the pothouse.

  • As to Sunday museuming being an antidote to the pothouse—no.

  • The poet seems to feel that there are some things so contemptible that you can only speak of them in pothouse words.

    Robert Browning G. K. Chesterton
  • You know that I have been discussed by every pothouse villain in the land?

    The Day of Judgment Joseph Hocking
  • You had not become a pothouse orator on the rights of the proletariat—the red-combed rooster on the smouldering dungheap!

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • "Don't attempt to soften me with pothouse endearments," said John, fiercely.

    Poor Relations Compton Mackenzie

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