Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mad-house.

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Examples

  • Why I look at them as the dark-house to lodge all our errors in, and a feather-bed, where all, both errors and unknown sins may be lodg’d, therefore I pull out the Straws out of your bolster, that I may let light into the house, that you ma see you lodge in a thorn-bush instead of a feather-bed.

    Magazine, or Animadversions on the English Spelling (1703)

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