house of ill fame


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house of ill fame

A brothel or house of prostitution. Though obviously in decline in recent years, houses of ill fame can still be found in the seedier parts of the city.
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On the evening of Thursday 28 April, 1842, Elizabeth Smith, who was said to run a 'house of ill fame' off Preston Street, went out to buy a candle.