changing-house love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The room or building in which miners dress and undress before going to or after returning from the mine.


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  • Solomon pointed her in the right directions, made introductions, and then explained apologetically that he had weeks of work to do in his 'changing-house at the quays; after that, he assured us, we would set off on our tour of his possessions, which I gathered lay somewhere on the east coast of the peninsula.

    Flashman's Lady

  • He was a stout man, about thirty-five years of age, and of temperate habits -- took a little beer occasionally, but never exceeded; had a good appetite, but had caught cold frequently in consequence of having to go a considerable distance from the shaft's mouth to the changing-house while exhausted with hard work underground and covered with profuse perspiration.

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines

  • They put on their underground clothing at the changing-house, and with several spare candles attached to buttons on the breasts of their coats, and their tools slung over their shoulders, walked towards the head of the ladder-shaft.

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines


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