sporting house

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sporting house a building where prostitutes are available
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sporting house a house frequented by sportsmen, gamblers, and the like.
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Usage

In literature:

It certainly was the one sport in our house which never satiated.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896" by Various
Arthur's lively account of the House sports had delighted her.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
It was in a fashionable club-house, with a saloon attached, at which many of the sports of the city congregated.
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
For what island has not a house, a promenade, a bath, and fish and hares for those who love fishing and field-sports?
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
Sporting guns in many houses, revolvers in some, rifles in one or two.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
The above advice applies to every shoe you buy, for house, sports, street or evening wear, as well as for dancing.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
This pretty sport pleased Dr. Faustus well; but he would not call his spirit into his counting-house until he had seen more.
"Mediaeval Tales" by Various
This isn't the Sports Half-way House, you know.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
Again his house was stoned, his name a byword, his walks abroad a sport to the little ones of a new generation.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
All is gloom in the house; the child's sports are forgotten while his mother weeps.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
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In poetry:

His, too, each homely lyric thing
On sport or spousal love or spring
Or dogs or dusters,
Invented by some court-house bard
For recitation by the yard
In filibusters.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
A house was in the picture found--
A chariot fill'd up the back ground.
"The first I'll build when I have clear,
In land, one hundred pounds a year.
Chariot and pair I'll sport in view
The moment I can muster two."
"Thirteen Wishes" by William Hutton

In news:

Judging what's making the rounds on the internet, junk food stadiums have become the new gingerbread house — an homage to just how much we can eat in the interest of sport.
The football fan in the White House said Wednesday he expects wealthy NFL team owners and players can figure out for themselves how to share the billions of dollars that their sport generates.
Newest 'Jane' in town is anything but plain pizza, jane, free, lorna, one, house, information, sports, whata, halloween.
The Field House College Sports Blog The Denver Post's Field House Blog.
So, instead of blowing money on cars and houses, many are aiming to win big in franchising as they look to their financial futures following sports.
Michigan House OKs bill that would help Ilitches create downtown sports, entertainment complex .
Michigan House OKs bill that would help Ilitches create downtown sports, entertainment complex.
The building that houses Kitsap Sports in Silverdale will become an REI next fall MEEGAN M REID / KITSAP SUN.
Robert De Niro, Michael J Fox, Whoopi Goldberg and other celebrities along with pro sports stars are being featured in public service TV announcements to raise money to provide permanent housing for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York.
EDITOR'S NOTE — AP sports writer Dennis Waszak and his family had moved into their Staten Island 'dream house' just weeks before Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the New York City borough.
Norwich Fire Department to hold open house Sunday Southeastern Connecticut News, Sports, Weather and Video The Day newspaper.
The Paulsen crew, Martin, Cody and Petancic, duke it out in the sports house on Saturday evening.
McLeod holds open house for sports medicine facility.
Fiscal cliff gliding has become a popular political sport these days, especially with the House Republicans who have a Grover Norquist logo on their rhetoric sails.
Sports Boxing House urging pardon for Jack Johnson.
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