third house


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third house

n.
A legislative lobby.

[From its role with respect to the two houses of which many legislatures consist.]

third house

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a political lobby for a special interest
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Noun1.third house - a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
National Rifle Association, NRA - a powerful lobby that advocates the right to own and bear arms and rejects any gun regulation by the government
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As to the manner in which he (or they) obtained access to the roof of the tavern, it is to be remarked that the third house, lower down in the street, was empty, and under repair--that a long ladder was left by the workmen, leading from the pavement to the top of the house-- and that, on returning to their work, on the morning of the 27th, the men found the plank which they had tied to the ladder, to prevent anyone from using it in their absence, removed, and lying on the ground.
At last the cab drew up at the third house in a new terrace.
The mournful Princess had to continue her weary way, and after many troubles and hardships she again found rest and shelter in a third house exactly similar to the two others.
In a town, he thought every second person a decoy, and every third house a place in which seamen would be drugged and murdered.
Nora Delaney, in the third house, no longer bought fresh fish for Friday.
Antoine, along the boulevard to Rue Menilmontant, and stopping at the door of the third house on the left looked for some one of whom to make inquiry in the porter's absence.
Israel demolishes the houses of Abu-Eisha and al-Qawasmeh and seals off a third house with concrete in Hebron.
The third house was the most difficult to build because I built it in the center of a lake and the walls always sank.
On January 15 he took jewellery and war medals from a third house on the street, said the prosecution.
A father, his son and daughter were killed in one house, a father and his son who was a student was killed in the second house while another man was killed and a woman among two people were wounded in the third house, a local resident claimed.
The third house was for one of Tribe sheikhs in the area and it resulted in injuring one of his family members.
The airplane lost altitude, and collided with the roof of one house, bounced across another roof, and came to rest on top of a third house.

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