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 for Flash house
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flash \Flash\, a.
     1. Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar;
        as, flash jewelry; flash finery.
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     2. Wearing showy, counterfeit ornaments; vulgarly
        pretentious; as, flash people; flash men or women; --
        applied especially to thieves, gamblers, and prostitutes
        that dress in a showy way and wear much cheap jewelry.
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     Flash house, a house frequented by flash people, as thieves
        and whores; hence, a brothel. "A gang of footpads,
        reveling with their favorite beauties at a flash house."
        --Macaulay.
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