from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house in which a lock-keeper lives.


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  • Philip and Emily had lived nearly all their lives in Littlebourne lock-house, and they knew more about boating and such matters than old men and women who live all their lives in

    Littlebourne Lock

  • The lock-house was closed, and all its inmates went to bed.

    Littlebourne Lock

  • Mrs. Rowles began to cross to the lock-house by the planks of the lock.

    Littlebourne Lock

  • After getting through the locks we had a straight-away paddle of some nine miles, which was a pleasant change after the slow and tedious progress we had lately been making, and passing by Alleyfield and Sandbach Station, brought our day's journey to an end at Middlewich, where we are glad to leave the canoe at the lock-house, and make preparations for passing the night.

    Through Canal-Land in a Canadian Canoe

  • And in fact, if a prison is the lock-house of secrets, it was one.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • 'I slept at the lock-house with a nice civil woman, who gave me a night's lodging,' said Ida, somewhat embarrassed by this question.

    The Golden Calf

  • 'But surely you are not going to stay at Penton Hook for a month!' exclaimed Ida, 'buried alive in that little lock-house?'

    The Golden Calf

  • Ida could be safely and comfortably housed with the good woman at the lock-house.

    The Golden Calf

  • He therefore instructed Stephen to take it up to the lock-house with a note to the effect that having changed his mind in the matter since speaking to Cripps, he found he should not require the rod, and therefore returned it, with many thanks for Mr Cripps's trouble.

    The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's A School Story

  • Here Stephen, whose former visits had all been to the lock-house, pulled up.

    The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's A School Story


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