pothouse


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pot·house

 (pŏt′hous′)
n. Chiefly British
A tavern.

pothouse

(ˈpɒtˌhaʊs)
n
(Historical Terms) Brit (formerly) a small tavern or pub
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pothouse - tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public roomspothouse - tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
alehouse - a tavern where ale is sold
bar, barroom, ginmill, saloon, taproom - a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
free house - a public house that is not controlled by a brewery and so is free to sell different brands of beer and ale
tap house, tavern - a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Harassed by this reflection, he made haste with his scanty pothouse supper, and having finished it called the landlord, and shutting himself into the stable with him, fell on his knees before him, saying, "From this spot I rise not, valiant knight, until your courtesy grants me the boon I seek, one that will redound to your praise and the benefit of the human race.
Stand back, ye rascals, or I will score your pates till they have as many marks upon them as a pothouse door
Get up, sir, and do as I order you, without noise, or I will send for a policeman to take you off my premises, and you may carry your stories into every pothouse in the town, but you shall have no sixpence from me to pay your expenses there.
Selling straw to the peasants in times of scarcity of provender was what he might do, even though he felt sorry for them; but the tavern and the pothouse must be put down, though they were a source of income.