Sweating house

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sweating house a house for sweating persons in sickness.
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Usage

In literature:

Within was a small chamber, chilly as an ice-house, and walled by Nature with solid limestone that was dewy with a cold sweat.
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Where the numbered houses, the passing surface cars, the sweating multitudes of Eighth Avenue?
"The Scarlet Car" by Richard Harding Davis
If the size of their house is the badge they'll sweat their heads off for that.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The man came up into the pilot house, wiping the sweat from his grimy face.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
I imagined him lying there in that lonely house, sweating with horror, listening ... listening.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
On the Bidwell ranch is an old Indian "temescal," or sweat-house.
"Stories of California" by Ella M. Sexton
Go into that sweat-house and wash your body thoroughly, leaving no part of it, however small, uncleansed.
"Blackfeet Indian Stories" by George Bird Grinnell
Before noon a buckboard with team of sweating horses halted in the yard of the ranch-house.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
Let the House think of these sweated trades as patients in a hospital ward.
"Liberalism and the Social Problem" by Winston Spencer Churchill
At the time of our arrival they were busy in preparing a sweating-house for the sick.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1" by John Franklin
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In poetry:

Four days the earth was rent and torn
By bursting steel,
The houses fell about us;
Three nights we dared not sleep,
Sweating, and listening for the imminent crash
Which meant our death.
"Bombardment" by Siegfried Sassoon
For those betrayed by the neighbors they shook hands with
And for the traitors, sitting in the hard chair
With the loose sweat crawling their hair and their fingers restless
As they tell the street and the house and the man’s name.
"Litany for Dictatorships" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

As US Economic Problems Loom, House, Senate Sweat the Small Stuff .
Most people don't want anyone to see them when they're lounging around the house in sweats.
This is the original House that Ruth Built, back when the "Sultan of Sweat Equity" was honing his carpentry skills in preparation for building Yankee Stadium.
Party like it's 1984 on Thursday and Friday nights: Pyramid 's long-running, sweat-soaked nostalgia fest packs the house with pretty boys (most of whom were in elementary school during that hallowed year) and their straight gal pals.
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