Definition of Porterhouses

1. Noun. (plural of porterhouse) ¹



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Definition of Porterhouses

1. porterhouse [n] - See also: porterhouse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porterhouses

portentive
portentous
portentously
portentousness
portents
porteous
porter
porter's beer
porterage
porterages
portered
porteress
porteresses
porterhouse
porterhouse steak
porterhouses (current term)
portering
porterly
porters
portess
portesse
portesses
portfire
portfires
portfolio
portfolios
porthole
portholed
portholelike
portholes

Literary usage of Porterhouses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"IN the great towns every poor man's dwelling is encircled by chandlers'-shops, porterhouses, gin-shops, pawn-brokers, buyers of stolen goods, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Superior Court of the City of by Joseph S. Bosworth (1859)
"... an idle fellow;— That he has, for some years, passed his time around porterhouses and beer-cellars, and does nothing for the support of his wife. ..."

3. Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence from the by George Henry Borrow (1825)
"... or being at the Turk's-Head or Black-Horse, porterhouses. Haggerty acknowledged he had been in confinement in July, 1802, ..."

4. Letters of J. Downing, a Major, Downingville Militia, Second Brigade, to His by Charles Augustus Davis (1834)
"... and with industry, and with honesty, and accordin to law—no jangles and tangles and talkin politics in porterhouses and bar-rooms, ..."

5. An American Girl in London by Sara Jeannette Duncan (1891)
"... and the porterhouses, and the Bangley Coffins have all come and gone without seeing her.' But I may just state here that we did find her, ..."

6. Speeches of John Philpot Curran While at the Bar by John Philpot Curran, James Anson Lawrence Whittier (1872)
"Even though I should become the talk of all the porterhouses—though I should become the talk of all the tea-tables—yet perjury is not brought home to me; ..."

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