Origin of doss house
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for doss house
As an environment, the doss-house is interesting enough, but it is imperfect and inadequate.
"The Doss-house" is at most the corollary of this revolution.
Heard he was dying in a doss-house, and must fetch him home and nurse him back to life.All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome
The memory of the doss-house worked in Shelton's mind like poison.The Island Pharisees
But a vagabond rat turned it out, and made a doss-house of it.Birds of the wave and woodland
Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson