doss house


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flop•house

(ˈflɒpˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a cheap, run-down hotel or rooming house.
[1890–95]
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I was so hard up I finished up staying in The Great Eastern Hotel in Duke Street - don't let the name throw you, it was a doss house.
While Andy finds himself in charge of the doss house, where those who could afford four pence could sleep in a 'coffin bed'.
Other families include the Howarths, who manage to get a more luxurious room, complete with a tin bath, while Andy finds himself in charge of the doss house, where those who could afford four pence could sleep in a "coffin bed".
As well as the tenement, there are businesses too, including a small shop and lodgings known as a doss house.
I feared that we would end up with Mrs O'Grady's doss house.
Gregg Reed, of New Leaf, said: "It is important to us this is not just a doss house where people get stuck with high rent and can't move on.
Very much in the spirit of l'autrichienne, Thomas visits the doss house not to extend his sympathy, but to spice an over-privileged life by slumming with the social "other.
Bob Paisley reportedly said as soon as the team arrived: "They've put us in a doss house.
Neighbours said the property may have been used as a doss house and was a magnet for antisocial behaviour.
This is meant to be a penal institution not some casual doss house for those who can't control their urges.