tenement-house love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house or block of buildings divided into dwellings occupied by separate families; technically, in the State of New York, any house occupied by more than three families.

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Examples

  • The novice can catch the thrill of teaching folk-dancing to the tenement-house child or distributing bread tickets to the poor; but an offer to pay the expenses of a board of health 'cleanup campaign' requires imagination of a different order.

    Too Rich for Their Money

  • A ponderous federal report was issued in 1894; in 1900, Laurence Veiller, one of the tireless reformers of the late 19th century, held a tenement-house exhibition.

    A History of American Law

  • New York had had a tenement-house law since 1867; it seemed to have little impact.

    A History of American Law

  • The law, said the court, in self-righteous indignation, “interferes with the profitable and free use of his property by the owner or lessee of a tenement-house who is a cigarmaker.”

    A History of American Law

  • It is only within the last three years that in New York we have had a satisfactory tenement-house law or a fair administration of any law bearing on this evil.

    Black and White

  • I am not sure but I valued the House of Alva somewhat for the chance my visit to it gave me of seeing a Sevillian tenement-house such as I had hoped I might see.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • We went to Dublin by train every morning, breakfasting in his studio.134 He had taken a large room with a beautiful eighteenth-century mantelpiece in a York Street tenement-house, and at breakfast he read passages from the poets, and always from the play or poem at its most passionate moment.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • We went to Dublin by train every morning, breakfasting in his studio.134 He had taken a large room with a beautiful eighteenth-century mantel-piece in a York Street tenement-house, and at breakfast he read passages from the poets, and always from the play or poem at its most passionate moment.

    Autobiographies

  • They chose to halt at the small, shabby tenement-house by the river, through the doorway of which the bridal pair disappeared with a reeling, eccentric gait; for Mr. O'Rourke's intoxication seemed to have run down his elbow, and communicated itself to Margaret.

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

  • She felt faint before she reached the tenement-house, and only the consciousness that she must not give way to illness in this neighborhood gave her strength to proceed.

    Sara, a Princess

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