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upstairs-downstairs house

upstairs-downstairs house
 n.— «Before the storm, Delery Street contained block after block of…two-story structures referred to as “upstairs-downstairs houses.”» —“Longing for Home in a Sealed New Orleans Ward” by Deborah Sontag in New Orleans New York Times Oct. 24, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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