Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A house containing a number of flats.

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Examples

  • She looked across at the flat-house with its marble porch and pseudo-Georgian facade.

    The House of Mirth

  • The row of budding trees, the new brick and limestone house-fronts, the Georgian flat-house with flowerboxes on its balconies, were merged together into the setting of a familiar scene.

    The House of Mirth

  • The row of budding trees, the new brick and limestone house-fronts, the Georgian flat-house with flowerboxes on its balconies, were merged together into the setting of a familiar scene.

    The House of Mirth

  • She looked across at the flat-house with its marble porch and pseudo-Georgian facade.

    The House of Mirth

  • She looked across at the flat-house with its marble porch and pseudo-Georgian facade.

    The House of Mirth

  • The row of budding trees, the new brick and limestone house-fronts, the Georgian flat-house with flowerboxes on its balconies, were merged together into the setting of a familiar scene.

    The House of Mirth

  • It wasn't like the Washington but it was a flat-house.

    Mary Rose of Mifflin

  • They then moved his bed to the window that he might look down upon the stately avenue that ran by the flat-house, and watch the people going to and fro about their business.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

  • In respectable neighborhoods which they tried they found that the prices were impossible for them; but at last, upon the edge of a tenement district, they found a corner flat-house, with a saloon underneath, where there were two tiny bedrooms for rent in an apartment.

    Love's Pilgrimage

  • Fortunately it was just high water at 3 o'clock when the last sheaf was put in the flat and so it could be poled up the river and put safely under the flat-house.

    A Woman Rice Planter

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