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household effects

plural noun
privately owned goods consisting chiefly of furniture, appliances, etc., for keeping house.
Also called household goods.
Compare personal effects.
Origin of household effects
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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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