Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In horticulture, a glass house for the propagation of roses, or for the forcing of roses into bloom.

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Examples

  • Mrs. Pasmer and Eunice had gone forward with Dan, and were waiting for them at the thither end of the rose-house.

    April Hopes

  • Coming out of the dense, sensuous, vaporous air of the rose-house into this clear, thin atmosphere, delicately penetrated with the fragrance, pure and cold, of the fruit, it was as if they had entered another world.

    April Hopes

  • The rose-house was divided by a wall, pierced with frequent doorways, over which the trees were trained and the roses hung; and on either side were ranks of rare and costly kinds, weighed down with bud and bloom.

    April Hopes

  • Between coffee, which they drank at table, and tea, which they were to take in Mrs. Mavering's room, they acted upon a suggestion from Eunice that her father should show Mrs. Pasmer his rose-house.

    April Hopes

  • About an hour afterward I seen you comin 'down the garden with him to the rose-house.

    The Bread-winners A Social Study

  • He attributed her demonstration in the rose-house to her

    The Bread-winners A Social Study

  • The scene he had witnessed in the rose-house had poisoned his mind; yet, whenever he looked at Maud, or tried to speak to her, he was met with an air of such fierce and beautiful defiance, that his eyes fell and his voice stuck in his throat.

    The Bread-winners A Social Study

  • They went into the rose-house, and he gave her two or three splendid satiny Marechal Niels, and then a Jacqueminot, so big, so rich and lustrous in its dark beauty, that she could not help crying out with delight.

    The Bread-winners A Social Study

  • I was at work at the end of the greenhouse there by the gate when you come out of the rose-house.

    The Bread-winners A Social Study

  • As they approached the rose-house, she thought of her former visit and asked to repeat it.

    The Bread-winners A Social Study

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