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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. 2017.
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  • Two horses brought them and all their household effects to the Indiana shore.

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

    Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad Edith Van Dyne
  • Well, she might as well begin the inventory of Mrs. Carey's household effects.

    Find the Woman Arthur Somers Roche
  • We had not forgotten to bring our brass candlesticks among our household effects.

    Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson
  • Within a few minutes the Gagnon household effects were heaped out of doors, and the stage set for the "trial."

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

    Indian Scout Talks Charles A. Eastman
  • 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.

  • Nearly every landing place along the river front was piled high with furniture, bedding and other household effects.

  • 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
  • None of the furniture and household effects mentioned in an inventory of 1547 is left.

    Windsor Castle Edward Thomas

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