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HOUSE. (See Domicile Appendix to vol. 4.) HOUSEBREAKING. (See Burglary.) HOUSEBURNING. (See Arson.) HOUSEHOLD TROOPS. (See Guards.) HOUSELEEK (sempervivum tectorum), a succulent plant, having the leaves, which are all radical, disposed somewhat in the form of a double rose. The stem rises to the height of 8 or 10 inches, and bears a few purplish flowers, which have 12 or 15 petals and as many ovaries. It is a native of Europe, where it grows in the clefts of rocks, on old walls and the roofs of cottages. The other species of'sempervivum, nearly 30 in number, are all natives of Madeira, the Canaries, and the countries about the Mediterranean.