Deadhouse

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Deadhouse A morgue; a place for the temporary reception and exposure of dead bodies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deadhouse An apartment in a hospital or other institution, or a separate building, where dead bodies are kept for a time; a morgue.
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Usage

In literature:

Would you like to see the Deadhouse, some night?
"Jezebel's Daughter" by Wilkie Collins
In the deadhouse, for instance, a cat had slyly climbed over the bones, and these had clattered somewhat.
"Seldwyla Folks" by Gottfried Keller
Thomas waited to hear the result of the doctor's efforts at the police office, and then saw the body deposited in a neighbouring deadhouse.
"The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant" by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
In the southwest corner is a deadhouse of rough hewn stone.
"Nooks and Corners of Old New York" by Charles Hemstreet
There being no deadhouse I erected a tent for that purpose.
"The Dispatch Carrier and Memoirs of Andersonville Prison" by William N. Tyler
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