from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove (someone's or something's) from (someones' or something's) house or housing.
- v. To take away a house from.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To drive from a house or habitation; to dislodge; hence, to deprive of shelter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To drive from the house or habitation; dislodge. To deprive of shelter.
It would be interesting to have a discussion of what tradeoffs we can bear and how we ought to structure them; such a discussion is difficult among folk who equate a recognition of the existence of tradeoffs with a malicious desire to unhouse the cancer-ridden.
‘Unlock that door,’ said he, pointing to one on the left, ‘and we will soon unhouse these ghosts.’
I want to be able to engage in the grand calling of a Socratic teacher, which is not to persuade and convince students, but the unsettle -- to unsettle and unnerve and maybe even unhouse a few students, so that they experience that wonderful vertigo and dizziness in recognizing at least for a moment that their world view rests on putting, but then see that they have something to fall back on.
It was customary at this time for dram-shops to keep badgers housed in long narrow boxes, and for working men to keep dogs; and it was part of the ordinary sport of such places to set the dogs to unhouse the badgers.
'Unlock that door,' said he, pointing to one on the left, 'and we will soon unhouse these ghosts.'
Perhaps he can starve and unhouse even more Palestinian children by what he has statched away.
Meanwhile, Bush is running ramrod, like an unhouse-trained dog, shitting all over the constitution and the bill of rights.
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