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 for Household gods
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Household \House"hold`\, a.
     Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household
     furniture; household affairs.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Household bread, bread made in the house for common use;
        hence, bread that is not of the finest quality. [Obs.]
  
     Household gods (Rom. Antiq.), the gods presiding over the
        house and family; the Lares and Penates; hence, all
        objects endeared by association with home.
  
     Household troops, troops appointed to attend and guard the
        sovereign or his residence.
        [1913 Webster]

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