boarding-house love

Definitions

from The 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.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • After a week's stay in a sailors 'boarding-house, he had been shoved aboard of us as an able seaman.

    THAT DEAD MEN RISE UP NEVER

  • 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.

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  • The first statement of each man -- ever an ancient one in homeward - bound forecastles -- was: "No boarding-house sharks in mine."

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  • They swarmed on board, each drumming for his own boarding-house, and each with a bottle of free whisky inside his shirt.

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  • No boarding-house sharks, no sailor-town, no drink, was the slogan of our forecastle.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Those already on board were the miscellaneous ones who had shipped themselves in New York without the mediation of boarding-house masters.

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  • In after years he ran a sailors 'boarding-house in San

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