pleasure-house love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A house to which one retires for recreation or pleasure.


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  • He then departed; and orders were given that on the next day all should be in readiness for the Sowarree, a grand procession, when the Prince was to receive the Begum as his honoured guest at his pleasure-house in the gardens.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • Presently the pillage of his pleasure-house was noised abroad among the folk, and they came to him from all sides and places, some exulting in his misfortune and others excusing him and condoling with his sorrow; whilst he bewailed himself to them and for grief neither ate meat nor drank drink.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It was one of the old pavilions that had been built for a pleasure-house in the gay days of Versailles, ornamented with abundance of damp Cupids and cracked gilt cornices, and old mirrors let into the walls, and gilded once, but now painted a dingy French white.

    Mens Wives

  • Away they go to some pleasure-house that has been previously fixed upon, where a ball and collation are prepared, and where each man, as his partner descends, has the delicious privilege of saluting her.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • The Lady Paget answered, “She had seen Master Raleigh but two or three minutes since standing at the window of a small pavilion or pleasure-house, which looked out on the Thames, and writing on the glass with a diamond ring.”


  • Seraglio point from Galata, close by an ancient pleasure-house of the defunct Sultan; a vast broad-brimmed pavilion, that looks agreeable enough to be a dancing room for ghosts now: there is another summer-house, the Guide-book cheerfully says, whither the

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • At the eastern extremity, the Moabede is terminated by a garden and pleasure-house of the Sherif, where Ghaleb used frequently to pass the hours of noon.

    Travels in Arabia

  • I observed with some astonishment, that not a single pleasure-house was built on this high platform.

    Travels in Arabia

  • And a pleasure-house is going to be a very good place to learn what's going on in Gradford'really going on, that is, and not just what the officials are telling people, or what street-gossip says.

    The Robin And The Kestrel

  • You bein 'not Guild, you can busk in the street, or you can take up with a common inn or a pleasure-house, but you can't take no gentry inns an' no gentry jobs 'less you get Guild permission, an' you stay outa the parks-an 'you got a three-day to get a permit.

    The Lark And The Wren


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