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booking office

noun, British.
1.
a ticket office, especially one in a railway station.
Origin of booking office
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • In a quarter of an hour they were at Euston in the booking office.

    Reginald Cruden Talbot Baines Reed
  • She went with the same noiseless step to the booking office.

    Marion Arleigh's Penance Charlotte M. Braeme
  • We went to the booking office; there was no one there, and the window was closed.

  • Get what you want together, and meet us behind the booking office on the main line platform.

    Delilah of the Snows Harold Bindloss
  • And, smiling, he waved his hand and parted from his friend in the booking office of Ludgate Hill Station.

    The Invasion

    William Le Queux
  • Old woman presents herself at the booking office and asks for a third-class ticket.

  • Scarcely a minute before the train was due, Milly descried Twemlow coming out of the booking office.

    Leonora

    Arnold Bennett
  • Alec squeezed himself through the throng of Europeans in the booking office, and managed to reach a spot just behind the magnate.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • "booking office of the railway," said Dick, ten minutes later, seeing Carl descend and enter an office so labelled.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • Again, I heard him talking when he came into the jail office proper, where the booking office is located.

    Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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