pothouse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pothouse tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pothouse An alehouse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pothouse An ale-house; a liquor-saloon.
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Usage

In literature:

Catching at words confined to pothouse farmers, and village witty bodies!
"The Romany Rye" by George Borrow
There the Parliament does approach to the virile virtues of the pothouse.
"What's Wrong With The World" by G.K. Chesterton
Interior of a Pothouse, a Poem; 8.
"The Life of Charlotte Bronte - Volume 1" by Elizabeth Gaskell
He lay there while Afanasy, gloomy and scowling, hovered about him, sighing heavily, and smelling like a pothouse.
"The Wife and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
What sort of pothouse is this?
"The Inca of Perusalem" by George Bernard Shaw
Not until six o'clock in the evening did Isidore succeed in discovering Master Vatinel, in a pothouse.
"The Hollow Needle" by Maurice Leblanc
The parsons he had spoken to were of one voice in objecting to the pothouse.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
Something went wrong in that pothouse.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
Catching at words confined to pothouse farmers and village witty bodies!
"Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825" by George Borrow
The once famous hostelry had become a haunt for pothouse politicians.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
To-day he announces that if his men are supplied with drink within the limits of his command he will burn down all the pothouses.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
Catching at words confined to pothouse farmers and village witty bodies!
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
Pothouse-lane is a reminder of the old trade.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
We returned to the Festubert pothouse in the evening.
"The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade" by Edward Lord Gleichen
You know that I have been discussed by every pothouse villain in the land?
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
If she were the squire she'd shut up all the pothouses in the county.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
Anon he talks pure pothouse.
"The Admirable Bashville" by Bernard Shaw
He is sure to have gone to some pothouse.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
The gloomy pothouse was entered by a little porch.
"She's All the World to Me" by Hall Caine
The men lay concealed among brackens, on the bank opposite to the pothouse, and near to Staffybiggin, the residence of the M'Dermots.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 18" by Alexander Leighton
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In news:

Tucked under the restaurant Broadway East, his B.East bar has the pulse of a nightclub but the heart of a Prohibition-era pothouse.
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