The Devil's Dictionary: House
A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beelte, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus and microbe.
House of Correction
a place of reward for political and personal service, and for the detention of offenders and appropriations.
House of God
a building with a steeple and a mortgage on it.
a pestilent beast kept on domestic premises to insult persons passing by and appal the hardy visitor.
a youngerly person of the opposing sex employed to be variously disagreeable and ingeniously unc lean in the station in which it has pleased God to place her.