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Doss-house

(A). A cheap lodging-house where the poorer classes sleep on bundles of straw. (See above.) In the New Review (Aug., 1894) there is an article entitled “In a Woman's Doss-house,” which throws much light on the condition of the poor in London.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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