One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A house providing food and lodging for paying guests.
- ‘He lived a well-ordered bachelor's life, mostly in boarding houses around St Kilda.’
- ‘For the holidays of the working classes were almost always spent in towns: ‘the beach’ meant the pier, sideshows, and bathing cabins, backed by hotels, boarding houses, and shops.’
- ‘Until a few years ago this was a scary place, a district of seedy boarding houses, single-room-occupancy hotels and mechanic's garages.’
- ‘There is a common myth that private boarding houses efficiently provide safe well-managed affordable housing.’
- ‘In the mid 1990s there were only about 50 boarding houses in Germany where accommodation was offered in fully furnished apartments including all services such as washing and cleaning.’
- ‘Boston led the way up to 1900 in imposing strict standards of egress for many new buildings and all tenements and boarding houses.’
- ‘Unskilled single men often had rooms in boarding houses run by native residents, while families were housed in tenements owned by the companies.’
- ‘Their house was originally a boarding house and each door still had a number on it.’
- ‘Yesterday in the neighbourhood, a local man, who asked not to be identified, said much of the area consisted of multi-occupancy and boarding houses, with some private houses.’
- ‘The councilman was met with a large degree of skepticism regarding his proposal for distance requirements when he grouped student housing into the same category as boarding houses and group homes.’
- ‘Along the Baltic coast more than six hundred hotels, boarding houses, and restaurants became the property of the state.’
- ‘Coffee houses and boarding houses became important places where immigrants could socialize and share job prospects, read newspapers and discuss politics, and participate in their associations.’
- ‘We visited a lot of these hostels and shelters and boarding houses that day.’
- ‘That is, over one-third of the total served in non-household settings such as hotels and boarding houses.’
- ‘Colorado is also saturated with boarding houses and lodges, each famous for its own experiences.’
- ‘Decent accredited accommodation was scarce and many mentally ill people ended up in private rundown boarding houses were they were mistreated and exploited.’
- ‘You can sell these directly to household customers, restaurants, hotels and boarding houses for use in their dining rooms or preparing meals for sale to customers.’
- ‘There may be a tourist tax (as in several European countries), levied at a flat rate on hotels and boarding houses.’
- ‘Over the last 30 years, 360,000 more adults of working age moved into seaside towns than moved out - not only because people like living by the sea but because of the number of empty rooms to let in former boarding houses.’
- ‘On one occasion during a brief visit from Istanbul, when I was ill and resting in one of Selçuk's boarding houses, my husband asked the poor village lady who cleaned for the owner, to visit me.’
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