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  • n. house

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disease incident to cattle, especially to calves, characterized by a husky cough, loss of appetite, dry muzzle, coat rough and staring, quickened respiration, the horns hot, but the ears, nose, and legs cold, and the bowels frequently constipated.


From Middle English hous, hus, from Old English hūs ("dwelling, shelter, house"), from Proto-Germanic *hūsan, of unknown origin. Cognate with Scots hoose. (Wiktionary)



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  • "Both hoose and fig leaf were the nearest things at hand, to cover a man who was ashamed to be naked." —Enchantment

    May 4, 2010

  • house

    interestingly the german for house - Haus - is pronounced as hoose in Swiss German dialect.

    May 8, 2009