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

  House \House\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Housed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Housing.] [AS. h?sian.]
     1. To take or put into a house; to shelter under a roof; to
        cover from the inclemencies of the weather; to protect by
        covering; as, to house one's family in a comfortable home;
        to house farming utensils; to house cattle.
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              At length have housed me in a humble shed. --Young.
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              House your choicest carnations, or rather set them
              under a penthouse.                    --Evelyn.
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     2. To drive to a shelter. --Shak.
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     3. To admit to residence; to harbor.
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              Palladius wished him to house all the Helots. --Sir
                                                    P. Sidney.
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     4. To deposit and cover, as in the grave. --Sandys.
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     5. (Naut.) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make
        safe; as, to house the upper spars.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Houseline \House"line`\, n. (Naut.)
     A small line of three strands used for seizing; -- called
     also housing. --Totten.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Housing \Hous"ing\, n. [From Houss.]
     1. A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or
        military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in
        plural, trappings.
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     2. An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Housing \Hous"ing\, n. [From House. In some of its senses this
     word has been confused with the following word.]
     1. The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state
        of dwelling in a habitation.
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     2. That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.
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     3. (Arch.)
        (a) The space taken out of one solid, to admit the
            insertion of part of another, as the end of one timber
            in the side of another.
        (b) A niche for a statue.
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     4. (Mach.) A frame or support for holding something in place,
        such as a piece of machinery, journal boxes, etc.
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     5. (Naut.)
        (a) That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath
            the deck or within the vessel.
        (b) A covering or protection, as an awning over the deck
            of a ship when laid up.
        (c) A houseline. See Houseline.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: structures collectively in which people are housed [syn:
           housing, lodging, living accommodations]
      2: a protective cover designed to contain or support a
         mechanical component
      3: stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse,
         especially (formerly) for a warhorse [syn: caparison,
         trapping, housing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "housing":
     accommodation, accommodations, architectonic, architectural,
     assembly-line housing, berth, billeting, blanket, box, building,
     cabinet, caparison, case, casing, chassis, cloak, coat, console,
     constructional, container, cover, coverage, covering, covert,
     coverture, cowl, cowling, curtain, diggings, digs, dock,
     domiciliation, doss, drape, drapery, dwelling, edificial,
     enclosure, guise, habitation, hangar, hanging, home, homes, hood,
     horse blanket, horsecloth, hospitality, houses, housing bill,
     housing development, housing problem, living, living quarters,
     lodging, lodgings, lodgment, lower-income housing, mantle, mask,
     pall, protection, quartering, quarters, radio, radio receiver,
     radio set, radio telescope, receiver, receiving set, rooms, roost,
     saddle blanket, saddlecloth, screen, set, shed, shelter, shield,
     shroud, sleeping place, slum clearance, structural, subdivision,
     tract, transient lodging, urban renewal, veil, vestment, wireless,
     wireless set

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