from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of ooze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • obsolete See ooze.

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  • verb Alternative spelling of ooze.

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  • noun a river in northeastern England that flows generally southeastward to join the Trent River and form the Humber


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  • Further, that little "'ouse" which Raffles knew of also soon made the acquaintance of Jack, and he and Raffles on rainy afternoons snatched the fearful joys of hasty "hundreds up" or "fifties up," just as time allowed, Jack did not find the cue quite so sticky nor the charms of stale tobacco quite so unlovely as he had expected.

    Acton's Feud A Public School Story Frederick Swainson

  • He smoked, he could call for a "small port" in quite an off-hand fashion, he had played "shell out" with loafers at the little "'ouse," and he began to know a little more of betting, "gee-gees," and other kindred matters, than an average young fellow should know.

    Acton's Feud A Public School Story Frederick Swainson

  • "Is either of you parties an 'ouse'older on Mitten Island?" asked the policeman of Sarah Brown and Richard.

    Living Alone Stella Benson 1912

  • This 'ouse' as been rather a swagger one, judgin 'by the style o' the furniture, but one end an 'the roof' aving gone west with the shellin 'the whole show ain't what it might be. An' when the missus as it belongs to returns to 'er' appy 'ome there's going to be some fervent remarks passed about the Germs an' the war generally.

    Between the Lines Boyd Cable 1910

  • "They sent him over in a clean corduroy suit with 'Work-'ouse' written all over it: and a nice job I had to rig him up so's Mrs Bowldler shouldn 'guess."

    Hocken and Hunken Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903

  • If the owner of this 'ouse' adn't 'ad the money to spend to' ave it done up, most of us would 'ave bin out of work this last six weeks, and starvin', the same as lots of others 'as been.'

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell 1890

  • Let every ale'ouse 'ave its own pertikler brew, an' m'appen we'll git some o 'the old-fashioned malt an' 'ops agin.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches Marie Corelli 1889

  • "Ah! a meetin'-'ouse '?" said the Slogger, with a slight smile of contempt.

    My Doggie and I 1859

  • They, too, often preferred the rather ugly 'ouse'.

    Home | Mail Online 2010

  • Now wot else is she supposed t 'do with the' ouse'old night soil? "

    A Corridor in the Asylum 2010


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