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Doss  n.  A place to sleep in; a bed; hence, sleep. (Slang)






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"Doss" Quotes from Famous Books



... that once were Men," which is in a measure introductory to the famous "Doss-house" ("Scenes from the Abysses") is ...
— Maxim Gorki • Hans Ostwald

... left him. They spent glorious hours together in doss-houses and in lodgings beautified by their love, in newspaper offices, in meeting-halls and in lecture-halls. As he was an idealist, he persisted in thinking her beautiful, although she gave him abundant opportunity of seeing that she had preserved no charm of any kind. ...
— Penguin Island • Anatole France

... in the Monte Adamello zone, while a heavy storm was raging, Italian detachments attacked the Austrian positions on the rocky crags of the Lobbia Alta and the Doss di Genova, jutting out from the glaciers at an altitude of 3,300 meters, (10,918 feet). On the evening of April 12, 1916, they completely carried the positions, fortifying themselves in them and taking thirty-one prisoners, including one ...
— The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8) • Francis J. (Francis Joseph) Reynolds, Allen L. (Allen Leon)

... say, old top, you know, I simply can't sleep in this room now. I was wondering if you could give me a doss somewhere in yours." ...
— Indiscretions of Archie • P. G. Wodehouse

... was a heaver of coals, quick and ready beyond his kind. During many years sojourn East and South, in the course of many wanderings from Billingsgate to Limehouse Hole, from Petticoat Lane to Whitechapel Road; out of eel-pie shop and penny gaff; out of tavern and street, and court and doss-house, he had gathered together slang words and terms and phrases, and they came back to him now, and he stood up ...
— John Ingerfield and Other Stories • Jerome K. Jerome



Words linked to "Doss" :   bed down, dosser, crash, bunk down



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