from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A house for neat cattle; a cow-house.
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Christopher where it lay on the filthy floor of the neat-house.
Sir John Foterell was dead -- slain by "outlawed men;" Sir Christopher Harflete was dead -- did not his body lie in the neat-house yonder?
This tall, stout, florid, brawny-armed woman was evidently what French folks call _une maîtresse femme_, a first-rate housewife and manager; a somewhat awe-inspiring person she looked as she stood before us, arms akimbo, her short coarse serge skirt showing shoes well acquainted with stable and neat-house, one dirty blue cotton apron worn over another equally dirty.