House of call

a place, usually a public house, where journeymen connected with a particular trade assemble when out of work, ready for the call of employers.

See also: House

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Dobbin went to seek John Sedley at his house of call in the City, the Tapioca Coffee-house, where, since his own offices were shut up, and fate had overtaken him, the poor broken- down old gentleman used to betake himself daily, and write letters and receive them, and tie them up into mysterious bundles, several of which he carried in the flaps of his coat.