Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A parish cage, or small temporary prison.

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Examples

  • So they gave him a mouthful of food outside, and at night, when they went to rest, the two others would not let him have a bed, and at last he was forced to creep into the goose-house, and lie down on a little hard straw.

    Household Tales

  • Then the miller said, “We cannot have him here in the mill, for he is so ragged; he is lying in the goose-house.”

    Household Tales

  • I’ve nice jobs you could be doing, gathering shells to make a whitewash for our hut within, building up a little goose-house, or stretching a new skin on an old curragh I have, and if my hut is far from all sides, it’s there you’ll meet the wisest old men, I tell you, at the corner of my wheel, and it’s there yourself and me will have great times whispering and hugging….

    Act Two

  • I've nice jobs you could be doing, gathering shells to make a whitewash for our hut within, building up a little goose-house, or stretching a new skin on an old curragh I have, and if my hut is far from all sides, it's there you'll meet the wisest old men, I tell you, at the corner of my wheel, and it's there yourself and me will have great times whispering and hugging ....

    The Playboy of the Western World; a Comedy in Three Acts

  • At last he flung him into the Governor's goose-house, and the geese began to hiss and peck at him, till he felt more dead than alive.

    Red Fairy Book

  • Next morning, when the goose-girl came to let out the geese, she heard the Priest bemoaning himself as he lay in the sack in the goose-house.

    Red Fairy Book

  • Oh, Boots had just left him down in the goose-house.

    The Wonder Clock

  • When Boots came to the king's castle he laid the councillor down in the goose-house, and then he went to the king.

    The Wonder Clock

  • "Two old geese are sitting on eggs in a goose-house, under the shed, near the barn," Ellen said.

    When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine

  • The next morning, when the goose-girl came to let the geese out, she heard how the Priest lay in the sack, and bemoaned himself in the goose-house.

    Popular Tales from the Norse

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