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

  Housekeeping \House"keep`ing\, a.
     Domestic; used in a family; as, housekeeping commodities.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Housekeeping \House"keep`ing\, n.
     1. The state of occupying a dwelling house as a householder.
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     2. Care of domestic concerns; management of a house and home
        affairs.
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     3. Hospitality; a liberal and hospitable table; a supply of
        provisions. [Obs.]
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              Tell me, softly and hastily, what's in the pantry?
              Small housekeeping enough, said Ph[oe]be. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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