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station house

a police station or fire station.
Origin of station house
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you dont want to give the money, said the detective to me, I cant help it, you must follow me to the station-house.

  • Fanny stood on the platform in front of the station-house, waiting for the return of Kate.

    Hope and Have Oliver Optic
  • Mdou had been, in fact, at the station-house since the evening before.

    Jack Alphonse Daudet
  • The only inhabitants now are in the station-house and the graveyard.

    Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
  • The officers took him and the body to the station-house, the people hooting and howling around them.

    The History of Burke and Hare George Mac Gregor
  • Did you get a policeman to put her into the station-house on the mortal plane?

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • The station-house is the sieve that sifts out the chaff from the wheat, if there be any wheat there.

    How the Other Half Lives Jacob A. Riis
  • A minute later the fellow was being marched off to the station-house.

  • The officer, finding he was a friendless stranger, gave him a bed at the station-house.

    Work and Win Oliver Optic
  • "I'll just take you to the station-house," declared the officer.

    The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
British Dictionary definitions for station-house

station house

(mainly US) a house that is situated by or serves as a station, esp as a police or fire station
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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