from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One employed in the sale, renting, and care of houses.


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  • The house-agent pointed across the street to a dreary mansion of many windows, which might have been a manufactory, but which was an hotel.

    No Thoroughfare

  • After breakfast Scaife got from a house-agent a key for the gates of the staircases on the Ruff.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • The house was called Trafalgar Lodge, and belonged to an old gentleman called Appleton — a retired stockbroker, the house-agent said.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • The house-agent had spoken no more than the truth when he described Much Malcock as one of the most unspoilt Cotswold villages.

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  • There was a loft to the barn, the floor of which appeared to be in imminent danger of collapse: it was rotted and splintered and riddled with woodworm; even an English house-agent would have had difficulty in disposing of the place on the basis of its antiquity.

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  • Fatty was equal to this, and at once gave a perfectly marvellous address, which the house-agent wrote down rather doubtfully.

    The Mystery of the Secret Room

  • "It's not much use you going to any house-agent now and asking for the keys, " said Daisy.

    The Mystery of the Secret Room

  • "As soon as we've got the name of the house-agent we'll let Fatty go and do his stuff, " said Larry.

    The Mystery of the Secret Room

  • Did you happen to notice the name on the House for Sale board, Pip - I mean the name of the house-agent?

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  • There was nothing for it but to obtain from the woman the address of the house-agent, get Mr. Markham's from him, and send another letter to

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