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House

Firms that conduct business as broker-dealers in securities or in the investment banking field are characterized as houses.

House

A broker-dealer or underwriting person or firm. Houses are usually large institutions, but may also be an individual. They provide investment advising services, place and execute orders on behalf of clients, and place new issues with investors.

house

An organization that acts as a broker-dealer or an underwriter.

house

In real estate jargon, generally indicates a detached dwelling on a parcel of its own land.

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Millions of poor and foreign women of color are being drafted into domestic service because First World husbands and fathers have not taken up their fair share of the labor of raising children, caring for elders, or keeping house. First World Sarahs have recruited Third World Hagars to nurse their children and tend their homes because so few Abrahams (or Peters, Carls, or Timothys) are willing to shoulder this task.
The details of 18th-century life weave through the plot, allowing readers to step into the shoes of a young woman of means and her daily rituals, including keeping house and courtship.
We just know that mothers are very good at keeping house and raising children."
She says, "The green carpet lawn is not attractive to any birds except, perhaps, robins." The NBFS urges people to "leave it wild" by planting native plants and grasses, making brush piles, tending hedge rows, leaving dead trees in place, keeping house cats indoors and allowing patches of land to develop naturally wherever possible.