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(Brit) (formerly) a small tavern or pub
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  • The son of the Prussian, the Prussian, as the pothouse wits of Remilly had styled him!

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • I am no conceited body; no newspaper Neddy; no pothouse witty person.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • As to Sunday museuming being an antidote to the pothouse—no.

  • The parsons he had spoken to were of one voice in objecting to the pothouse.

  • You know that I have been discussed by every pothouse villain in the land?

    The Day of Judgment

    Joseph Hocking
  • Id have the fellow know that Im read in every pothouse, every kitchen in England!

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • It participates in pothouse soires and assists at the business of shopping.

    Mankind in the Making H. G. Wells
  • "Don't attempt to soften me with pothouse endearments," said John, fiercely.

    Poor Relations Compton Mackenzie
  • As his home is cold and cheerless, when he is not on duty he lives at a pothouse.

  • There the Parliament does approach to the virile virtues of the pothouse.

    What's Wrong With The World G.K. Chesterton

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