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housing
  • noun
    Houses and flats considered collectively. (a housing development)
    A rigid casing that encloses and protects a piece of moving or delicate equipment.
    A recess or groove cut in one piece of wood to allow another piece to be attached to it. (Which housings / trims are rated for damp location?)
  • noun
    A cloth covering put on a horse for protection or ornament. (Outside there would be gorgeously caparisoned elephants and horses with rich housings, palanquins and teams of palanquin bearers, four in hand coaches, and subsequently Rolls Royces and Daimlers.)

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