crazy house


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Noun1.crazy house - pejorative terms for an insane asylumcrazy house - pejorative terms for an insane asylum
mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, insane asylum, asylum, institution - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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It is a black, dilapidated street, avoided by all decent people, where the crazy houses were seized upon, when their decay was far advanced, by some bold vagrants who after establishing their own possession took to letting them out in lodgings.
In The Fall of Crazy House (9781478995494, $25.00), he works with Gabrielle Charbonnet in a production deftly narrated by Therese Plummer.
On the other side of the tracks, a brain-damaged teen in the "crazy house" delivers a mixed-race baby.
7 Hang Nga Guesthouse, Da Lat, Vietnam (1990) Translated as 'crazy house', it's a mash-up of Gaudi, Dali, Tolkien and Disney.
My house is a crazy house, but they even keep saying to me, 'Mummy, is our little baby sister in there yet?' and I'm like, 'No, that's just my food'."
Resembling a melted candle accessed by a winding staircase, this bizarre building, inspired by Salvador Dali 's art, is also known as the Crazy House.
Seized by the authorities along with other undesirable teens, Becca is on death row in the brutal and nightmarish prison known as the Crazy House. Cassie, aided by Nathaniel, the cell leader's son, and the Outsiders, must rescue her twin.
"They send girls like me to the crazy house - or simply stone us to death," says Maria ToorpT akai, who has faced Taliban thrT eats and escaped bombs and bullets to seek the freedom she has always wanted.
"They send girls like me to the crazy house - or simply stone us to death," says Maria Toorpakai, who has faced Taliban threats and escaped bombs and bullets to seek the freedom she has always wanted.
"I met some guy up in Alaska in the middle of nowhere who was trying to describe this crazy house he had seen,'' Bridges said.
Crazy House was the married quarters, as weather conditions usually kept children inside, with ensuing noise.