from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house of entertainment in China and Japan, where tea and other light refreshments are served.


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  • It was a purple passage, just as Victor's wrecking of the tea-house in the Bonin

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  • He dropped his dusty and threadbare knapsack at the tea-house and with her in hand started the climb at 7000 feet.

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  • As dead, which every tea-house in Peshawar knows, he is very interesting politically.

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  • In addition, the festival boasts the local premieres of some stellar new films, an installation of a 100-foot film loop, an underground tea-house, and movies with live soundtracks!

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  • Map in hand, I stroll throughout the Japanese Garden, with it's lily pond, bridge-covered streams, waterfalls and serene pools, past the tea-house changing room -- replicated from larger one she saw in Kyoto -- and the statue of Buddha that caused such a sensation when it was transported through the streets of Canandaigua on it's arrival here.


  • I slept on the couch of my sister's apartment, not a fancy hotel, and often took my meals at a small tea-house in downtown Nairobi.

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  • Soon after we came upon a little tea-house, and the Ainos showed me a straw package, and pointed to their open mouths, by which I understood that they wished to stop and eat.

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  • In almost the smallest tea-house there are one or two rooms at the back, but all the life and interest are in the open front.

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  • After running cheerily for several miles my men bowled me into a tea-house, where they ate and smoked while I sat in the garden, which consisted of baked mud, smooth stepping-stones, a little pond with some goldfish, a deformed pine, and a stone lantern.

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  • He despises the intellects of women, but flirts in a town-bred fashion with the simple tea-house girls.

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