Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house of entertainment, more home-like than a hotel or restaurant, where persons are furnished with board for a fixed price.
“As we sailed up the San Francisco water-front, the moment the port doctors passed us, the boarding-house runners were alongside in whitehall boats.”
“After a week's stay in a sailors 'boarding-house, he had been shoved aboard of us as an able seaman.”
“From two days to a week saw the end of their money and saw them being carted by the boarding-house masters on board outward-bound ships.”
“The first statement of each man -- ever an ancient one in homeward - bound forecastles -- was: "No boarding-house sharks in mine.”
“They swarmed on board, each drumming for his own boarding-house, and each with a bottle of free whisky inside his shirt.”
“No boarding-house sharks, no sailor-town, no drink, was the slogan of our forecastle.”
“Instead, and along with the rest, they were scattered on board sailing ships bound for the four quarters of the globe, where they had been placed by the boarding-house masters, and where they were working out advance money which they had neither seen nor spent.”
“I got him and the white man out of a sailors 'boarding-house on Commercial Street and paid them five dollars each to appear before the Commissioner and sign on.”
“Those already on board were the miscellaneous ones who had shipped themselves in New York without the mediation of boarding-house masters.”
“In after years he ran a sailors 'boarding-house in San”
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