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dosshouse

Brit slang a cheap lodging house, esp one used by tramps
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60 a week, all she has to do to earn pounds 300 a day is skip on a bus and walk into the biggest dosshouse in the country.
There were mutterings about how he had been involved in the murder of poor people in the Civil War and then there was the deteriorating state of the castle, which was used as a dosshouse and worse.
Oh the temptation, were I a guest, to roll up looking like an unmade dosshouse bed
She was determined to graft her way out of her impoverished circumstances, from living in a dosshouse basement which she scrubbed until her hands were red raw.
IN trouble back home in Canada, young crime reporter Jeremy Mercer fled to Paris in 2000, winding up at the legendary secondhand bookshop Shakespeare and Company, which doubles as a dosshouse if proprietor George Whitman takes a shine to you.
Therefore it's entirely appropriate that the Beeb, as one of the commercial backers of the FA enterprise, should have their people housed within the England hotel out here in Lisbon while the rest of us hacks have our own press dosshouse just down the road.
Britain has now become a soft touch, a dosshouse for flotsam and jetsam no other self-respecting state would allow to set foot on their soil.