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bead•house



Pronunciation: (bēd'hous"), [key]
n.,
pl. -hous•esPronunciation: (-hou"ziz). [key]

(formerly) an almshouse in which the residents were required to pray for the founder. Also,bedehouse.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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