Definition of Joss house

1. Noun. A Chinese temple or shrine for idol worship.

Generic synonyms: Temple

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Joss House

josekis
joseph
joseph's flower
josephs
josh
joshed
josher
joshers
joshes
joshing
joshingly
joskin
joskins
joso
joss
joss house (current term)
joss pidgin man
joss stick
joss sticks
jossa
josser
jossers
josses
jostaberries
jostaberry
jostle
jostled
jostlement
jostler
jostlers

Literary usage of Joss house

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1. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"The custo- dian of the temple placidly smoked his! pipe, and the I detective and I continued to | smoke our ci-1 gars while in the joss-house. ..."

2. The Chinese War: An Account of All the Operations of the British Forces from by John Ouchterlony (1844)
"... the city—Heroic conduct of the Tartars—They take possession of a joss-house—Dangerous position of the British—Death of Colonel Tomlinson —The joss-house ..."

3. Through America: Or, Nine Months in the United States by Walter Gore Marshall (1881)
"... articles of food — A ceremonious little grocer—Buying shoes—Very tight fit—A Chinaman's signature—Visit to a joss-house—Popular Chinese gods— Examining ..."

4. Five-years at Panama: The Trans-isthmian Canal by Wolfred Nelson (1889)
"Upon getting to San Francisco I paid Chinatown a visit, saw the joss house and their shops. I had heard and read so much about the wickedness of these ..."

5. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1877)
"It led him to a certain point, namely the top of a hill—and then into the joss-house, at whose entrance gate sat a wooden lady about sixty feet high, ..."

6. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"Joss-house (pidgin), an idol temple. Vide Joss. ... Makee stop one night in joss-house, He go sleepy, by'mby wake In-i-side ail-samec/Oi5-/;.Jw«. ..."

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