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household effects

plural noun
1.
privately owned goods consisting chiefly of furniture, appliances, etc., for keeping house.
Also called household goods.
Compare personal effects.
Origin of household effects
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • Well, she might as well begin the inventory of Mrs. Carey's household effects.

    Find the Woman

    Arthur Somers Roche
  • My household effects I will sell, and then abandon the valley forever.

    Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad

    Edith Van Dyne
  • And then they gathered together such of the household effects as they might require, and set out for the settlement.

    The Dare Boys in Virginia

    Stephen Angus Cox
  • We had not forgotten to bring our brass candlesticks among our household effects.

    Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson
  • Courbet suffered imprisonment for his opinions, and had his pictures and household effects sold by the state.

    Paris and the Social Revolution Alvan Francis Sanborn
  • In the yard and on the steps were a confusion of household effects, and in their midst a girl with a pink shawl over her head.

  • He climbed the ladder with heavy limbs, and, falling on the floor among its litter of household effects, was instantly asleep.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck
  • We added almost daily to our household effects, and agreed that we had been lucky in securing so pleasant and so snug a nest.

    The Van Dwellers

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Two horses brought them and all their household effects to the Indiana shore.

  • All household effects had to be transported on the back, or by means of the dog travois.

    Indian Scout Talks Charles A. Eastman

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