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  • n. Plural form of cathouse.


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  • Great L.A. "cathouses" go back at least to the 1920s, showing up in the fiction of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Cornell Woolrich, among others.

    The Heidi Chronicles

  • "I could, of course, run off a thousand copies and sell them out of my greatcoat in local cathouses."

    Jan Herman: The Mind Sashays

  • How had he ever ended up writing about tongue sprain and Nevada cathouses?

    The Home for Broken Hearts

  • She was expert at rimming -- that's what it was called in the cathouses of Nevada.


  • The joys of small-town life: good neighbors, tidy schools, the ole soda fountain and, of course, the cathouses and gambling halls.

    Viva Li'l Vegas

  • His talent and charisma took jazz from the cathouses of Storyville to Broadway, television, and beyond.

    The Top 100

  • If NEOhio, or I, for that matter, desire the addresses of all the local cathouses, we are not looking for a lecture on venereal disease, just the addresses.

    Realtor sites

  • But while there are some beautifully observed passages in this book, where the author's distinctive style forged into something new from such disparate influences as Faulkner, Ellison, Woolf and García Márquez takes over, the story as a whole reads like a gothic soap opera, peopled by scheming, bitter women and selfish, predatory men: women engaged in cartoon-violent catfights; men catting around and going to cathouses.


  • I heard the juice was coming down from some people who used to own some cathouses.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

  • He was tight with the people running these cathouses.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set


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