joss house

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n joss house a Chinese temple or shrine for idol worship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Joss house a Chinese temple or house for the Chinese mode of worship.
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Usage

In literature:

However, I'm afraid I'm detaining you from the function of your joss-house.
"The British Barbarians" by Grant Allen
Drawing nearer to a faint clash of cymbals in some joss-house, they halted before a blind wall.
"Dragon's blood" by Henry Milner Rideout
There are an immense number of joss-houses in Chinatown.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
When Leh Shin set out towards the Joss House, he was repeating a procedure that had become constant with him of late.
"The Pointing Man" by Marjorie Douie
The joss-house, where they held their religious services, was a chamber opening out upon an upper balcony.
"Our Holidays" by Various
In the Chinese temple, or Joss-house, the last devotee had departed.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
On the right and left, before coming to this Joss-house, were paintings.
"Under the Dragon Flag" by James Allan
A few days before, we had noticed a Chinese joss-house, standing in one corner of the huge elevated platform upon which the Shwe Dagon rests.
"Seen and Unseen" by E. Katharine Bates
The ships took up position opposite a large Joss House or Temple.
"Our Sailors" by W.H.G. Kingston
A few yards along the road brought us to the Joss House.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
But despite of the comic in our guide, the joss-house itself was solemn enough, and provocative of thought.
"A Flight in Spring" by J. Harris Knowles
But the Professor entered it reverently, as if it were the joss-house of hope.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
But if you are interested, go to the House of the Golden Joss, in Rangoon, to-morrow night.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
The Joss houses, or temples of the Chinese, are more in the nature of club houses and employment bureaus, than of religious houses.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
Address Kan-su at the Joss-house of the Five Thousand Blessings, 43 Perry Street, Whitechapel.
"The Mandarin's Fan" by Fergus Hume
I had heard of the idols and images of the Chinese Joss-house, and that is just as it appeared to me that day.
"The Demands of Rome" by Elizabeth Schoffen
In that city there are fifty times as many churches as joss-houses.
"Ingersollia" by Robert G. Ingersoll
The cathedral, the mosque and the joss house have the same foundation.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 2 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
In that city there are fifty times as many churches as joss-houses.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
If you want to build a Joss house, pay taxes.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
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In news:

Joss House one of 70 state parks to close.
Among the 70 state parks slated for closure in July is one with a history spanning nearly 140 years -- the Joss House , a Taoist temple set in Weaverville that attracts visitors from across the state and beyond.
Joss House one of 70 state parks to close.
Among the 70 state parks slated for closure in July is one with a history spanning nearly 140 years -- the Joss House, a Taoist temple set in Weaverville that attracts visitors from across the state and beyond.
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