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a house at which board or board and lodging may be obtained for payment.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

The Library and Society Various
The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
The Cross-Cut Courtney Ryley Cooper
Cap’n Warren’s Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
Two Knapsacks John Campbell
Cap’n Warren’s Wards Joseph C. Lincoln

a private house in which accommodation and meals are provided for paying guests
(Austral) a house for boarders at a school See also house (sense 10)


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