from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A house for neat cattle; a cow-house.


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  • Christopher where it lay on the filthy floor of the neat-house.

    The Lady of Blossholme Henry Rider Haggard 1890

  • Sir John Foterell was dead -- slain by "outlawed men;" Sir Christopher Harflete was dead -- did not his body lie in the neat-house yonder?

    The Lady of Blossholme Henry Rider Haggard 1890

  • This tall, stout, florid, brawny-armed woman was evidently what French folks call _une maîtresse femme_, a first-rate housewife and manager; a somewhat awe-inspiring person she looked as she stood before us, arms akimbo, her short coarse serge skirt showing shoes well acquainted with stable and neat-house, one dirty blue cotton apron worn over another equally dirty.

    East of Paris Sketches in the Gâtinais, Bourbonnais, and Champagne Matilda Betham-Edwards 1877


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