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    A fee paid for housing goods by a carrier, or at a wharf, etc.
    In criminal law. Breaking and entering a dwelling-house with intent to commit any felony therein. If done by night it comes under the definition of "burglary."
    A family living together. May Smith, 48 Ala. 488; Woodward v. Murray, 18 Johns. (N. Y.) 402; Arthur v. Morgan, 112 U. & 495, 5 Sup. Ct 241, 28 L. Ed. 825. Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family. Webster. A man's family living together constitutes More...
    The occupier of a house. Brande. More correctly, one who keeps house with his family; the head or master of a family. Webster; 18 Johns. 302. One who has a household; the head of a household. See Greenwood v. Maddox, 27 Ark. 655; Sullivan v. Canan, Wils. (Ind.) 534; Shlvely More...
    One who is in actual possession of and who occupies a house, as distinguished from a "boarder," "lodger," or "guest" See Bell v. Keach, 80 Ky. 45; Telle v. Koch, 27 I1L 131.
    A place used by husbandmen to set their plows, carts, and other farming utensils out of the rain and sun. A shed; a cottage: a mean house.
  • HOWE
    In old English law. A hill. Co. Litt 5b.
  • HOY
    A small coasting vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in conveying passengers and goods from place to place, or as a tender to larger vessels in port Webster.
    The master or captain of a hoy.
    A petty dealer and retailer of small articles of provisions, particularly farm and garden produce. Mays v. Cincinnati, 1 Ohio St 272; Lebanon County Kline, 2 Pa. Co. Ct R. 622.
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