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pot-house

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒthʌus
 
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Definition of pot-house in English:

noun

dated
A small tavern.
Example sentences
  • The dark treacly colours of Adriaen Brouwer's Interior of a Tavern suit the murk and smoke of the pot-houses favoured by that grimly observant wastrel.
  • The researcher concurred that their ‘views of life have come from association with ‘flash-men’ of every order, with pugilists, pickpockets, cockfighters, and all the habitués of pot-houses or bucketshops.’
  • In Teniers's pictures at Dulwich, animals satisfy appetites more innocent than those assuaged in Brouwer's pot-houses.

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