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crazy house

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crazy house pejorative terms for an insane asylum
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Usage

In literature:

Essex had imprisoned him in Essex House on the day of the rising, but protected his life from his crazy followers.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
There is one Patter Song in my Opera that Every One who comes to my House has been Crazy to hear.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
He was careless or crazy, working so close to their ranch houses.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Her house had been flooded and she had escaped, leaving her husband behind, and her fears for his safety made her almost crazy.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
My ancestors built this crazy old row of houses for their tenants.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Upon the south side of the brook there was a field and a crazy old farm-house.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Now, if you were in the house and a crazy pilot buzzed you twice, what would you do?
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
I'm crazy to be shut into our own house, and feel that it belongs to us.
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
Ef anybody 'spec' you' ole Aunt Fudjinny to stan' off an' axe her baby howdy dey bettah go to de crazy house!
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
And it's my opinion the captain of that yacht ought to be in the crazy house or dead.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
I laid him down on his bed and rushed out like a crazy man; the house seemed to haunt me.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
This idea of settling him in the house without knowing anything about him is downright crazy.
"In And Out" by Edgar Franklin
And the songs and choruses with which we shook the crazy old hen-house to its rotting foundations!
"Bill the Minder" by W. Heath Robinson
John, I'm simply crazy to see that little house.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
She goes around like a crazy woman on account of that scientist you have at your house.
"The Enemies of Women" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Donald led his comrades up a crazy ladder to the lower strata of rock houses, as the holes in the face of the high cliff were called.
"The Broncho Rider Boys Along the Border" by Frank Fowler
I'm just crazy to know how the burglar left the house.
"Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad" by John Kendrick Bangs
You know he is crazy, and so do I, and I'll swear to it on a stack of Bibles as high as the house.
"Gretchen" by Mary J. Holmes
Had I struck a crazy house?
"Fighting Byng" by A. Stone
Which was worser, to land in a crazy house, jump from the window down, or go to the country from the charities?
"Hungry Hearts" by Anzia Yezierska
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In poetry:

At last she fled from her father's house, which made him mourn,
Then the crazy father went after her and begged her to return,
But she tore her father's beard, and about the face beat him,
Then fled to her companions in evil, and thought it no sin.
"The Death of Fred Marsden, the American Playwright" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Investigative journalist Russ Baker, who has written an explosive new volume on the Bush dynasty called Family of Secrets, did not need to convince anyone at his book party at SoHo House on Monday night that he wasn't a crazy conspiracy nut.
It all started with a break-in then continued to a breaking point when a crazy woman showed up at my door, ranting about aliens who had landed at her house.
The crazy house on Bullard.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – AMERICANS are just crazy about their houses.
People are hanging lights from their houses, singing awful songs about snowmen and going crazy trying to find that perfect present that has been sold out for months.
That's crazy — a podiatrist making house calls at a restaurant to make sure a cook's feet are OK. That doesn't happen.
Just when you thought there was a ceiling on the house of crazy, they take you to the basement.
Buy Kid Rock's Devil Without a Cause, and you're entering a world in which craziness still lives, an untroubled, happy craziness in which people with no celebrity status at all— tract-house suburb people— can act free.
Zach Wamp, a Republican House member running for governor of Tennessee, is making a strong play for the crazy portion of the Volunteer State GOP primary electorate.
You may feel as though you're stir crazy, as the Sagittarian New Moon appears in your ninth house of travel and adventure.
Get ready to cool off in a Russian ice house, fly through the California sky on a -bicycle, and watch the crazy groundskeeper at a Midwestern county club try to blow up a gopher.
Neil Young, right, rocked the house Sunday at Rogers Arena with Crazy Horse .
It all started when I received a phone call telling me that my house fell victim to a crazy leaking toilet.
Single of the Year Dale – The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert Clay – Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice.
Miley Cyrus' house attacked by crazy scissors man.
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