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 Household Troops.Houssain (Prince). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Housel.
 
To give or receive the Eucharist. (Anglo-Saxon, huslian, to give the hu’sel or host.)   1
        “Children were christened, and men houseled and assoyled through all the land, except such as were in the bill of excommunication by name expressed.”—Holinshed: Chronicle.
 


 Household Troops.Houssain (Prince). 

 
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