little house

little house

An 18th-century euphemism for an outdoor toilet; a privy.
References in classic literature ?
Everybody has heard of the Little House in the Kensington Gardens, which is the only house in the whole world that the fairies have built for humans.
The fairies, as is their custom, clapped their hands with delight over their cleverness, and they were all so madly in love with the little house that they could not bear to think they had finished it.
All I know is that one evening, entering incautiously the salon of the little house just after the news of a considerable Carlist success had reached the faithful, I was seized round the neck and waist and whirled recklessly three times round the room, to the crash of upsetting furniture and the humming of a valse tune in a warm contralto voice.
And when its song was over, it spread its wings and flew away before them, and they followed it until they reached a little house, on the roof of which it alighted; and when they approached the little house they saw that it was built of bread and covered with cakes, but that the windows were of clear sugar.
As they rattled up the little house they broke into song themselves:
Then he got Chee-Chee and his cousin to build him a little house of grass.
The homely little house stood there, its panels and brasses shining in the firelight, as if magically created to receive them.
For Captain Jim the little house was tenanted with shapes entreating remembrance.
There was no display of gifts, for they were already in the little house, nor was there an elaborate breakfast, but a plentiful lunch of cake and fruit, dressed with flowers.
It was a trim, common little house of yellow brick, exactly like all the other little houses in the street.
The little house of the Quadlings was out of sight almost before they had cried their good- byes, and the Scarecrow said in a pleased voice: "It won't take us long to get to the Winkie Country, at this rate."
Without even waiting for an answer from her husband regarding his opinion or wishes in the matter, Edna hastened her preparations for quitting her home on Esplanade Street and moving into the little house around the block.