Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house of entertainment in China and Japan, where tea and other light refreshments are served.
“It was a purple passage, just as Victor's wrecking of the tea-house in the Bonin”
“He dropped his dusty and threadbare knapsack at the tea-house and with her in hand started the climb at 7000 feet.”
“As dead, which every tea-house in Peshawar knows, he is very interesting politically.”
“In addition, the festival boasts the local premieres of some stellar new films, an installation of a 100-foot film loop, an underground tea-house, and movies with live soundtracks!”
“Map in hand, I stroll throughout the Japanese Garden, with it's lily pond, bridge-covered streams, waterfalls and serene pools, past the tea-house changing room -- replicated from larger one she saw in Kyoto -- and the statue of Buddha that caused such a sensation when it was transported through the streets of Canandaigua on it's arrival here.”
“I slept on the couch of my sister's apartment, not a fancy hotel, and often took my meals at a small tea-house in downtown Nairobi.”
“Soon after we came upon a little tea-house, and the Ainos showed me a straw package, and pointed to their open mouths, by which I understood that they wished to stop and eat.”
“In almost the smallest tea-house there are one or two rooms at the back, but all the life and interest are in the open front.”
“After running cheerily for several miles my men bowled me into a tea-house, where they ate and smoked while I sat in the garden, which consisted of baked mud, smooth stepping-stones, a little pond with some goldfish, a deformed pine, and a stone lantern.”
“He despises the intellects of women, but flirts in a town-bred fashion with the simple tea-house girls.”
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