Theater. a curtain for closing the proscenium opening between acts or scenes.
[noun, adjective hous; verb houz] /noun, adjective haʊs; verb haʊz/ noun, plural houses [hou-ziz] /ˈhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a building in which people live; residence for human beings. 2. a household. 3. (often initial capital letter) a family, including ancestors and descendants: the great houses of France; the House of Hapsburg. 4. a building […]
noun 1. an employee of a department store, hotel, etc., employed to prevent thefts, violations of regulations, or other forms of misconduct on the part of patrons.
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- House divided speech
A speech made by Abraham Lincoln to the Illinois Republican convention in 1858. In the speech, Lincoln noted that conflict between North and South over slavery was intensifying. He asserted that the conflict would not stop until a crisis was reached and passed, for, in a biblical phrase Lincoln used, “A house divided against itself […]