free house

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n free house a public house that is not controlled by a brewery and so is free to sell different brands of beer and ale
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Quotations

  • Martin Luther
    Martin%20Luther
    “Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “A house divided against itself cannot stand -- I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.”

Usage

In literature:

To be free of him she must leave the house; and Maggie was not fond of leaving the house.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Morgan and Hannibal were already down, wading breast-high towards the house; and as my father set free my hands, we prepared to follow.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
Meanwhile, I hope the young ladies will feel perfectly free in my house.
"That Affair Next Door" by Anna Katharine Green
This free permission to leave the house was a second surprise, and one for which we were totally unprepared.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
How much wiser thus to utilise one's house-top than to yield it up, rent-free, to cats and sparrows!
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
Will you call at Juliet's house and see if she is free to go and come as she was a week ago?
"The Old Stone House and Other Stories" by Anna Katharine Green
She was a free woman, and had opened a school in the house in 1841.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
I knew many instances in which landlords begged it as a favour from tenants that they would remain rent-free in their houses.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
Nearly in the middle is the Widow Henry's house, and beyond it the house of the free negro Robinson.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
It should be added that these wages were in most cases supplemented by free housing and sometimes by food.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
Many were still living in the master's house when the papers were read telling them they were free.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The end of Sudder Street, and the trees on the Free School grounds opposite, were visible from our Sudder Street house.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
At the top of the hill, where the house stands, is a cleared space, free to the strong breezes of Long Island Sound.
"American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edward Stratemeyer
These barrels, which lay at the Custom-house, were imported duty free.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts
As has been said in the previous chapter, Mary often spent her free hours with Mrs. Christie, and at her house she met Captain Gilbert Imlay.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
I 'members dat de Ku Klux uster go ter de Free Issues houses, strip all de family an' whup de ole folkses.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I was therefore free, mistress of the house, of my time, of myself.
"The Idler Magazine, Vol III. May 1893" by Various
Was he not a free man, a house-holder?
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
Having sold my own house, to be more free and independent, I have taken a very pretty furnished house, No.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
And Nancy was free to come to your house, and much she enjoyed it.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

But unawares with soft and silent tread,
He, like a thief, will to our houses creep,
E'en whilst we slumber, free from any dread;
So stole his foes on Samson in his sleep.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
Ah me! the house of peace is there no more.
Was it a dream then?—Walls, fireside, and floor,
And sweet obedience, loving, calm, and free,
Are vanished—gone as they had never been!
"The Lost House" by George MacDonald
He could hide the summer through
In the thick, sweet-smelling clover,
Nor could anyone from dawn to dew,
His little house discover,
Did he not make so free
With the secret--"Here! see! see!"
"Foolish Bobolink" by Clara Doty Bates
'Tain't no use of boastin', or talkin' over free,
But many a house an' home was open then to me;
Many a han'some offer I had from likely men,
And nobody ever hinted that I was a burden then.
"Over The Hill To The Poor-House" by William McKendree Carleton
Thy bright, unerring light afford,
A light that gives the sinner hope;
And from the house of bondage, Lord,
O bring the weary captive up,
Thine hand alone can set me free
And reach my pardon out to me.
"Desiring to Be Given up to God" by Augustus Montague Toplady
Mrs Brooksby came to see Mrs Honest in a few days,
And for Jack's honesty she was loud in praise;
And she took Jack into her service, and paid him liberally,
And she gave Mrs Honest a house, for life, rent free.
"Jack Honest, or the Widow and Her Son" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Romney continued that such people feel entitled to have the government provide them with free health care, food, housing, and so on.
The Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the House Ear Institute (HEI) will co-sponsor free hearing screenings for attendees during the 113th AES Convention, which runs from October 5-8 in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Lynden Pioneer Museum will hold its annual free open house from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, Oct 11.
You have the opportunity to free yourself from some of the complications and stress of buying a home by participating in a Home Stretch Workshop offered by Central Minnesota Housing Partnership.
If a plan to build a wind turbine behind a house in the upscale Dunbar neighbourhood gets approval, it would be the first free-standing residential turbine in Vancouver.
Free Wi-Fi service begins today at Rosedale Ridge public housing in KCK.
The Aurora Free Library will show the movie The Hunger Games at 8 pm Sunday, Aug 19 in the Morgan Opera House above the library.
Residents at Red Hook Houses wait in line for free coats.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen the feature length family comedy "Zookeeper" on Friday at 7 pm Sponsored by the Lily Dale Assembly as part of Family Night at the Movies, admission to the film is free.
Marco man offers free house.
Would you take the Marco Island man up on his free house offer.
Tacoma Public Housing To Become Smoke-Free.
Main Street Gallery in Buckhannon will host an open house today from 5 to 8 pm This is an open and free event.
In observance of National Mammography Day tomorrow, the public is invited to a free open house from 7:30 to 9:00 am to learn more about the new equipment.
Karl Rove, Hyundai and Elizabeth Warren Can Go In "The Dog House" With Consumer Watchdog's New Free App That Lets iPhone Users Create Meme -Like Images.
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In science:

These animals were housed five per cage, exposed to a 12-h light/dark cycle, and had free access to food and water throughout the study period. The gerbils were anesthetized with chloral hydrate (300 mg/kg, i.p.).
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Animals were housed in groups in a room whose environment was maintained at 21-25 ºC, 45-50 % humidity and 12-h light/dark cycle. They had free access to pellet chow and water. Animal housing, care, and application of experimental procedures were in accordance with institutional guidelines under approved protocols.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
Also oxygen free glasses as the chalcogenide or halide ones exists, as do polymer glasses which go under the house hold names of nylon, PVC bottles, or handywrap.
Formulation of thermodynamics for the glassy state: configurational energy as a modest source of energy
We developed the ATS in-house at SICS, in order to allow for free experimentation with agent code and simultaneously adjusting and adding code to the server. A jar-file containing an agent can be run locally or remotely.
Implementing an Agent Trade Server
Each spacecraft houses two test masses, kept as close as possible in free fall, that form the reference points for an interferometric measurement of the inter-spacecraft distance.
LISA technology and instrumentation
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