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Third house   /θərd haʊs/   Listen
Third house

A group of people who try actively to influence legislation.  Synonyms: lobby, pressure group.

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"Third house" Quotes from Famous Books

... portion of his narrative he hints at a proposed further enlargement of the work in a third house for orphan boys above seven years, with accommodations for about forty. Difficulties interposed, but as usual disappeared before the power of prayer. Meanwhile the whole work of the Scriptural Knowledge Institution prospered, ...
— George Muller of Bristol - His Witness to a Prayer-Hearing God • Arthur T. Pierson

... who had taken three pints from the milkman, now took one pint. There were no more family trips to the moving picture shows. Scrap-meat was harder to get from the butcher. Nora Delaney, in the third house, no longer bought fresh fish for Friday. Salted codfish, not of the best quality, was now on her table. The sturdy children that ran out upon the street between meals with huge slices of bread and butter and sugar now came out ...
— The Valley of the Moon • Jack London

... as he passed, then ceased their pathetically futile efforts at play and trooped along behind him, their eyes as old as Ohto's. He looked in at the young women weaving kapok thread into cloth for blankets and the garments the women wore, but recognizing in the third house he entered three of the girls who had watched him in the ...
— Terry - A Tale of the Hill People • Charles Goff Thomson

... The third house on the opposite side of the road was half a mile distant from the little run. Lights shone bright in the lower windows as the tramp dragged his tired limbs to the stout oaken gate. The gate was fastened only by a latch, and offered no resistance ...
— Charlotte's Inheritance • M. E. Braddon

... up the drive leading to the third house, a masculine figure was seen rushing to conceal itself behind the bushes, and the visitors had hard work to conceal their smiles when their hostess sent an urgent message to summon her husband from the grounds, and, on hearing that he could ...
— The Fortunes of the Farrells • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

... to take him to the Cheval Rouge, at Picpus. The next morning he left that inn as he had left the Hotel des Princes, without being noticed, walked down the Faubourg St. Antoine, along the boulevard to Rue Menilmontant, and stopping at the door of the third house on the left looked for some one of whom to make inquiry in the porter's absence. "For whom are you looking, my fine fellow?" asked the fruiteress ...
— The Count of Monte Cristo • Alexandre Dumas, Pere

... a bang, and the cortege moved on to the third house, which, by investigating the lilac bushes and peonies, Sam made out belonged to the Widder Biggs. It was harder to rouse her than it had been to rouse her neighbor. She was a little deaf, and the noise of the wind and rain added to the difficulty. When she did awaken her first thought ...
— The Cromptons • Mary J. Holmes

... of the lane, then third house on the right, and ax for Mrs. Tapper," he repeated to himself from time to time. "First turn, and third house—'e-es I can mind it right enough—third house and ...
— North, South and Over the Sea • M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)

... The third house surmounted, we found ourselves overlooking a narrow alley, into which we first peered carefully, and, having discovered that no one ...
— A Bid for Fortune - or Dr. Nikola's Vendetta • Guy Boothby

... on the block. One of us would go in and explore while the other stood guard. The third house was the Schuyler residence, but Stone also searched thoroughly in ...
— Vicky Van • Carolyn Wells

Words linked to "Third house" :   political entity, NRA, political unit, pressure group, National Rifle Association, lobby

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