bawdy house


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a frontier mining town that had few diversions other than the local bawdy house
Recent Examples on the Web The city has sued a handful of property owners seeking to label their properties as public nuisances under the state's bawdy house statute. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "City of Milwaukee gets OK to shutter house used for drugs, prostitution near grade school," 31 Oct. 2019 There was probably at least one bawdy house, but it isn’t mentioned. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, "Idaho’s mining towns had some interesting saloon names, fleeting businesses, tooth decay | Idaho Statesman," 7 Apr. 2018

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1552, in the meaning defined above

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“Bawdy house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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