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Difference between Dead house and Death house

dead house

1. (dated) a mortuary; a morgue:

  • When they reached the Ferry Beach they made all speed to the hospital and to the “dead house,” which held seven coffins.

2. (sl.) an uninhabited house:

  • We thought it was a “dead” house, but we walked into a girl’s room and she squealed.

death house—(U.S. Prison) a group of death cells for persons awaiting execution:

  • He has three murders behind him, and the grey doors of the death-house in front of him.