death house

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death house

n.
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Noun1.death house - the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
cellblock, ward - a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
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Lucy lies in the tomb of her kin, a lordly death house in a lonely churchyard, away from teeming London, where the air is fresh, and the sun rises over Hampstead Hill, and where wild flowers grow of their own accord.