funny house

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n funny house pejorative terms for an insane asylum
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Usage

In literature:

And the streets were funny and crooked, and houses set anywhere in them.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
What a funny idea to have about our very own house!
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
The sides of the house were completed with a big door and a funny little window.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
Funny, isn't it, how things get mixed up and old family houses change hands?
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Isn't it a funny little house?
"Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades" by Florence Holbrook
Oh, and I mustn't forget the funny fire-alarms in front of isolated houses!
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
I remember how funny she used to look as she came down the street towards the school-house.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
That house will look funny without people!
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht" by Frank R. Stockton
He pointed out various houses and camps along the shore, often telling funny stories of the people who lived there.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
A Funny Little Log House.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
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In news:

House Speaker John Boehner made with the funny at today's New York delegation breakfast here in Clearwater, (sort of) not far from the Republican National Convention site.
It's a funny thing about specialties of the house: Sometimes they're the only thing on the menu worth eating.
Showtime's aggressively raunchy and audaciously funny new sitcom, House of Lies, has a number of lucky things going for it.
A proposed merger between Random House and Penguin would create an English-language book publishing behemoth (and potentially a funny name—Penguin House.
Once a clearing house for viral comedy videos, Funny or Die has become the "place to be seen" by a host of celebs, according to CEO Dick Glover.
Sheriff sale of in-law's house smells funny.
After receiving reports of a funny smell at a house on Leslie Street, Lansing police discovered a meth lab in the home's basement .
Amazon.com), a funny, spirited memoir about her quest to reconnect with her favorite childhood series, Little House on the Prairie.
On a night when many tried to be funny and failed, Sandler showed that even the guy who starred in That's My Boy can bring down the house with a good rhyme about an inept Jets quarterback.
There is one intentionally sort-of funny line in "The Glass House," a thriller that does not mean to be comical but that inspires more howls of laughter than shivers of dread.
Once a clearing house for viral comedy videos, Funny or Die has become the "place to be seen" by a host of celebs, according to CEO Dick Glover .
Linketter was the host of House Party , which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and People Are Funny, on NBC radio-TV for 19 years.
It was a funny little plant, growing wild among the weeds of a neglected terrace planter when we moved into the house that April.
What's really funny though, in the likeness of Michelle Tanner on Full House, what Jack somehow doesn't realize is that there are actually two Mimi 's.
Chinemerem Eze, a foreign student at Brooklyn College, is suing the college for having her committed — sent to the funny farm — after she asked the college housing department for help with a problem she was having.
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