apartment-house love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A building divided into separate suites of rooms, intended for residence, but commonly without facilities for cooking, and in this respect different from a flat, though the two words are often used interchangeably (see flat): also distinguished from tenement-house (which see).


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  • Inspiration not just in the superheroics, but in what seemed mundane to the New Yorkers who had created those comics, such as pizzerias and apartment-house water tanks.

    “Spend a Week at the ’39 World’s Fair”

  • He was a suspect in an apartment-house fire that killed a child.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • When he was nineteen, Vidor Perkins had been a suspect in an apartment-house arson that killed three people, one of them a child.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • For some time he has been domiciled with his cousin Henry Li, the basket importer, who lives American style in the big apartment-house on Jackson Street.

    Dear Carl

  • No matter how grim the weather or how black his workday promised to be, Farber's morning could be measurably brightened when his apartment-house elevator door opened to receive him.


  • Mrs. Jorgensen, who returned Monday after a six-year stay in Europe, told police that she heard feeble groans when she rang the murdered woman's door-bell, whereupon she notified an elevator boy, Mervin Holly, who called Walter Meany, apartment-house superintendent.

    'The Thin Man'

  • New Yorkers expect their mayors to be on the scene of civic disasters, but what was Giuliani doing last week in the far reaches of Brooklyn, inspecting an apartment-house wall that had collapsed and injured three people, only one of them seriously?

    We'll Take Manhattan

  • The best apartment-house architect of the day was Rosario Candela, an Italian immigrant who seemed to know instinctively that the rich wanted to live in handsome, serene places that they did not have to work hard to understand.

    The King of Central Park West

  • He scrawled on a sheet of yellow backing-paper the memorandum: “See abt apt h drs,” which gave him an agreeable feeling of having already seen about the apartment-house doors.


  • No apartment-house in Zenith had more resolutely experimented in condensation than the Revelstoke Arms, in which Paul and Zilla



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