Sweating-house

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sweating-house a house, room, for sweating persons: a room for sweating cheese and carrying off the superfluous juices
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swát, sweat, swǽtan, to sweat; Dut. zweet; Low Ger. sweet, Ger. schweiss.

Usage

In literature:

Valentine and Orson did serve in the stoves of hell, and were sweat-rubbers in hot houses.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The house was humid with saltpetre; the walls, sweating moisture, were enamelled all over with large slabs of mould.
"The Lesser Bourgeoisie" by Honore de Balzac
Then Coyote made a sweat house, and split a number of sticks, and laid them in the sweat house over night.
"Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest" by Katharine Berry Judson
Pomfrey saw all this in a single flash of perception, for the next instant she was gone, disappearing behind the sweat-house.
"Under the Redwoods" by Bret Harte
The sweat-house was no longer utilized for worldly purposes.
"A Drift from Redwood Camp" by Bret Harte
At the price of the sweat and tears of people, he is building the 'golden house' in Rome.
"Quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Your yellow jacket with those large red roses, which would make a bull sweat, would hang like tapestry in the houses of Spain.
"The Valiant Runaways" by Gertrude Atherton
I shouldn't dare to show my face outside the house; that man does make me sweat!
"Watersprings" by Arthur Christopher Benson
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, Part 7." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Valentine and Orson did serve in the stoves of hell, and were sweat-rubbers in hot houses.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
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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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