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boardinghouse

bawr ding hows

  • n  a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests

  • After all, children are not just transients in the world's boardinghouse, to be welcomed or turned away at the convenience of the older boarders.
  • At the century's turn, Dow died, Jones sold out, and in came the new owners: Jessie Waldron Barron, a prim Boston boardinghouse keeper; and her insatiable journalist husband, who .
  • For as the boardinghouse provided a stock slice-of-life locale for another generation of writers, the sanitarium seems to appeal to many modern writers as a comparable microcosm .

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