lodging house


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Recent Examples on the Web While unwilling to engage with gangs of vacationing children, Anchorage police did arrest and jail one man for repeatedly leaving his lodging house. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "Scarlet fever, diptheria, polio: How the 1918-19 influenza pandemic shaped the way Alaskans faced other outbreaks," 11 May 2020 The response was sometimes harsh -- any lodging house where an infection appeared was burnt to the ground. Paul French, CNN, "In 1911, another epidemic swept through China. That time, the world came together," 18 Apr. 2020 Meanwhile, after Crossing Over left the Mount Vernon Street house and moved into the 29 Nutting St. triple-decker, a city inspector declared that Flagg was using the property as a lodging house, not allowed in his residential zone. BostonGlobe.com, "Disputes flare between sober homes, cities and towns - The Boston Globe," 2 Oct. 2019 Everything else loomed large — the condition of the tenements, the perils of the ghetto, the moral dangers of the kitchenette, the risks presented by too many bodies forced into the cramped rooms of the lodging house. Longreads, "A Minor Figure," 20 July 2019 His father, Feodor, looked after the family farm and his mother, Berta, ran a lodging house on the property during the summer. Niklas Magnusson, The Seattle Times, "Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies at 91," 28 Jan. 2018 His father, Feodor, looked after the family farm and his mother, Berta, ran a lodging house on the property during the summer. Fortune, "Ikea Founder Ingvar Kamprad Dies at 91," 28 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lodging house

1765, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2020

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“Lodging house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodging%20house. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lodging house

chiefly British, old-fashioned : a house with rooms that can be rented

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