Leaping house
Leaping Leap"ing, a. & n. from {Leap}, to jump. [1913 Webster]

{Leaping house}, a brothel. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Leaping pole}, a pole used in some games of leaping.

{Leaping spider} (Zo["o]l.), a jumping spider; one of the {Saltigrad[ae]}. [1913 Webster]


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  • leaping house —    obsolete    a brothel    Where a customer might leap on a prostitute.    Also as leaping academy:     Dials the signs of leaping houses. (Shakespeare, 1 Henry V)     ... teaching em Latin in the environs of a leaping academy. (Fraser, 1982,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • leaping-house — leapˈing house noun (Shakespeare) A brothel • • • Main Entry: ↑leap …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leaping — Leap ing, a. & n. from {Leap}, to jump. [1913 Webster] {Leaping house}, a brothel. [Obs.] Shak. {Leaping pole}, a pole used in some games of leaping. {Leaping spider} (Zo[ o]l.), a jumping spider; one of the {Saltigrad[ae]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leaping pole — Leaping Leap ing, a. & n. from {Leap}, to jump. [1913 Webster] {Leaping house}, a brothel. [Obs.] Shak. {Leaping pole}, a pole used in some games of leaping. {Leaping spider} (Zo[ o]l.), a jumping spider; one of the {Saltigrad[ae]}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leaping spider — Leaping Leap ing, a. & n. from {Leap}, to jump. [1913 Webster] {Leaping house}, a brothel. [Obs.] Shak. {Leaping pole}, a pole used in some games of leaping. {Leaping spider} (Zo[ o]l.), a jumping spider; one of the {Saltigrad[ae]}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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