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lodge

1. Chiefly Brit a small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion, usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
2. a house or cabin used occasionally, as for some seasonal activity
3. US and Canadian a central building in a resort, camp, or park
4. a large house or hotel
5. the dwelling place of certain animals, esp the dome-shaped den constructed by beavers
6. a hut or tent of certain North American Indian peoples

Lodge

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the official Canberra residence of the Australian Prime Minister

Lodge

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1. David (John). born 1935, British novelist and critic. His books include Changing Places (1975), Small World (1984), Nice Work (1988), Therapy (1995), and Thinks... (2001)
2. Sir Oliver (Joseph). 1851--1940, British physicist, who made important contributions to electromagnetism, radio reception, and attempted to detect the ether. He also studied allegedly psychic phenomena
3. Thomas. ?1558--1625, English writer. His romance Rosalynde (1590) supplied the plot for Shakespeare's As You Like It

lodge

1. A small house in a park, forest, or domain; a temporary habitation; a hut.
2. The meeting place of a fraternal organization.
3. A porter’s or gatekeeper’s house at the entrance to the grounds of an estate.
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To this, Dick made no other reply than by inquiring whether the lodger held it to be consistent with the conduct and character of a gentleman to go to sleep for six-and-twenty hours at a stretch, and whether the peace of an amiable and virtuous family was to weigh as nothing in the balance.
Instead of being thrown into a greater passion by these remarks, the lodger lapsed into a broad grin and looked at Mr Swiveller with twinkling eyes.
The lodger, in the testiness of being so rudely roused, had pushed his nightcap very much on one side of his bald head.
In spite of his seemingly retiring manners a very intrusive person, this Secretary and lodger, in Miss Bella's opinion.
A lodger, a young married woman with no self respect, an' a prizefighter for a husband--what else would they fight about?
Always he had opposed taking a lodger because of his proud faith that his wife should not work.
Than that he was my lodger for a year and a half and lived--or didn't live--by law-writing, I know no more of him.
So the little crazy lodger goes for the beadle, and the rest come out of the room.
A very eminent solicitor is in attendance, gentlemen," says the coroner, "who, I am informed, was accidentally present when discovery of the death was made, but he could only repeat the evidence you have already heard from the surgeon, the landlord, the lodger, and the law-stationer, and it is not necessary to trouble him.
Even the table-cloth was nearly clean; the crockery, knives, forks and glasses were, of course, of all shapes and patterns, lent by different lodgers, but the table was properly laid at the time fixed, and Amalia Ivanovna, feeling she had done her work well, had put on a black silk dress and a cap with new mourning ribbons and met the returning party with some pride.
Katerina Ivanovna was irritated too by the fact that hardly any of the lodgers invited had come to the funeral, except the Pole who had just managed to run into the cemetery, while to the memorial dinner the poorest and most insignificant of them had turned up, the wretched creatures, many of them not quite sober.
A good proportion of my lodgers is connected with the theatres.