from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In horticulture, a house in which peach-trees are grown, for the purpose either of forcing the fruit out of season, or of producing it in a climate unsuitable for its culture in the open air.
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I was betrayed by my screams for help and caught in the peach-house by the gardener.
Solomon had set me after the sun had made the peach-house too hot, a big bluff gardener came and worked close by me, mowing the grass in a shady part under some trees.
Sir Francis, as I afterwards learned, did not insist upon the matter, but the very next day, as I was in the peach-house, I heard the door open, and I felt anything but comfortable as I saw Courtenay enter the place and come slowly up to me.
My first hint of Sir Francis 'return was given by that gentleman himself, who came upon me suddenly as I was busy in the peach-house.
I finished my task in the peach-house, and then went to see how the celery was getting on, for I found that when Mr Solomon gave me a task he expected me to continue to watch, whatever it was.
He got loose, and I found him in the peach-house eating the peaches, but I dropped on to him with the cane and made the beggar howl. "