Part of speech: noun

A place of entertainment or shelter; especially a convent in an Alpine pass.

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Usage examples "hospice":

  1. There is scarcely a tree above the hospice; we have left the line even of pines. - "A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees", Edwin Asa Dix.
  2. The old vaulted hospice was erected for the benefit of the pilgrims who formerly crossed the pass en route for Rome. - "The Ascent of the Matterhorn", Edward Whymper.
  3. The Abbot therefore took courage, and admitted them into the hospice, with solemn warnings as to the doom which they might expect if they took the value of a horse- nail from the patrimony of the blessed saint. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.