rathouse

rathouse

(ˈræthaʊs)
n
slang Austral a psychiatric hospital or asylum
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In the River Wear, the Rathouse is still producing codling and lots of whiting.
He was Terence "Twiggy" Rathbone, the owner of Rathouse International who published the closure-threatened Daily Crucible.
39) Robert Holton, "In the Rathouse of History with Thomas Pynchon: Rereading V.
An angler fishing the Rathouse Corner in the River Wear at the weekend used rather an unusual bait and was rewarded with a good bag of whiting to 11/2lb.
Henry Hogwood landed a cod of 4lb 10oz from Hendon promenade and there have also been one or two cod to 3lb from South Shields pier, Rathouse Corner in the Wear and Seaham Hall beach.
The old North pier and the Rathouse have also produced fish.
Other marks that have given fish this week, starting in the North, have been Howick, Foxton, Cresswell, Lynemouth, Blyth pier and beach, Whitley Bay and Tynemouth beaches, South Shields pier, Roker pier, Rathouse Corner, the Chemical and Blast beaches and, on Teesside, Steetley pier, the Heugh and Middleton pier, with the latter two marks producing mainly whiting.
The Rathouse Corner on the Wear has produced one or two cod to 2lb on crab while Roker Pier has had whiting at night and a few plaice to 1lb on ragworm, during the day.
Whiting has been landed from Roker Pier, while Panns Bank on the south side of the Wear has seen flounders and whiting, which have also been popular from Rathouse Corner.