Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small model of a house with electric conductors so arranged as to show, when a discharge is passed through them, how a building may be injured by lightning.

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Examples

  • I staggered out presently to visit the little private lavatory in an ante-chamber off the drawing-room, and was taken flat aback when who should come out of the thunder-house but the Prince, clad in a silk robe with his beard in a net.

    Watershed

  • I stepped into the thunder-house, palpitating; it was empty so far as I could see, but it was six floors above ground, and by this time I was convinced that there was probably an armed dwarf crouching in the bloody cistern.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

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