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 House and Home.House of God (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
House of Correction.
 
A gaol governed by a keeper. Originally it was a place where vagrants were made to work, and small offenders were kept in ward for the correction of their offences.   1
 


 House and Home.House of God (The). 

 
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