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dead house

[Atlantic; Brit. dial. North idem EDD] n.

1. a morgue: After that they take the dead to the dead house (Andros). (Gen.)

2. a house in which a death has recently occurred. (Nassau)

 

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Last update: 2010-09-11 01:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Krystal King:
This is the house that someone had died in. When this occurs persons often throw their the comforter out, flip their beds letting the mattress stay in the sun. This is done to keep spirits that may have lingered around.
"Don't let them children play in that dead house"
Added at: 2013-09-23 02:15