public house


  • "My magnificent order at the Public House"
    "My magnificent order at the Public House"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n public house tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Anyone could come to Andrew Jackson's public parties at the White House. At his last one, a wheel of cheese weighing 1,400 lbs. was eaten in two hours. The White House smelled of cheese for weeks.
    • Public house an inn, or house of entertainment.
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  • John Betjeman
    John Betjeman
    “People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Take example by your father, my boy, and be very careful of vidders all your life, specially if they've kept a public house, Sammy.”


In literature:

The kitchen of the public-house was a large one, and many people were drinking in it; there was a confused hubbub of voices.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Borrow
When I came here the Humboldt was the only public house on the Bar.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Amongst other excursions, I went several times to the public-house, to which I introduced the reader in a former chapter.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
Next door to the chemist's and at the street corner was a public house.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Do not wife-beaters get their inspiration at the public-house?
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
He stepped into the porch of a reeking public-house and found himself beside a grizzled man, who looked like a sailor.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
One square was an open public area in front of the Court House, and gaol, and episcopal church.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Kept a public house and drank very hard.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
Grimthorpe is getting up a league for opposing the erection of the new public-house, and has also come to the Duke for help.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
At present, till education extends, he must go to the public-house.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies

In poetry:

And when we arrived at the Bonnet Hill,
The Angel fired the public-houses, as she did well.
Then she cried, "We'll leave them now to their fate,
And march on to the Murraygate."
"The Destroying Angel or The Poet's Dream" by William Topaz McGonagall
Near five hunner bodies dwalt in oor wee toun,
An' five public-houses were 'mang us set doun;
Frae them cam' to us the warst ills that befell;
What cam' to the publican, here I maun tell.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
And in a sweet voice she said, "You must follow me,
And in a short time you shall see
The destruction of all the public-houses in the city,
Which is, my friend, the God of Heaven's decree."
"The Destroying Angel or The Poet's Dream" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then we marched on to the Murraygate,
And the Angel fired the public-houses there, a most deserving fate.
Then to the High Street we marched and fired them there,
Which was a most beautiful blaze, I do declare.
"The Destroying Angel or The Poet's Dream" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then she cried, "Let's on to the Scouringburn, in God's name."
And away to the Scouringburn we went, with our hearts aflame,
As the destroying Angel did command.
And when there she fired the public-houses, which looked very grand.
"The Destroying Angel or The Poet's Dream" by William Topaz McGonagall
And on the High Street, old men and women were gathered there,
And as the flames ascended upwards, in amazement they did stare
When they saw the public-houses in a blaze,
But they clapped their hands with joy and to God gave praise.
"The Destroying Angel or The Poet's Dream" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Responding to chronic complaints about crime in public housing, the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) will almost triple its police force in the year ahead, adding up to 50 new officers.
The Lycoming County Housing Authority is making it easier for military veterans and their survivors to receive public housing.
But while that plan got all the attention, Bloomberg got a slew of other projects passed: a child-care tax credit, a corporate tax slash, and more state funds for public housing.
Among the newest are Bat Shea's at 95 Ferry Street and O'Brien's Public House on Fifth Aveue in the Lansingburgh area.
All waiting lists for public housing in Meridian are now closed, but that will soon change.
All waiting lists for public housing in Meridian are now closed.
Wong and her family live in Mayor Wright Homes, the state's second largest public-housing complex.
More than 400,000 people live in public housing in New York City, and thousands more are on wait-lists for available apartments.
Public housing can incorporate sustainable design.
Lessons In Public Housing .
The first public housing complexes are built in New Orleans.
The city of Atlanta was the first city in the nation to perform a complete public housing transformation and their efforts provide a baseline for other cities to review.
Third brother sentenced in public housing fraud case.
He called cuts to public housing potentially devastating.
Public housing is taking a hit from all sides.

In science:

On this basis, public authority intervention in the market through direct provision of services (housing, education, medical care, child care etc.) is an unnecessary escape from market allocation mechanisms with their efficiency properties.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets