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china closet

or china cabinet

a cabinet or cupboard for storing or exhibiting chinaware.
Origin of china closet
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The sideboard, serving table, and china closet likewise fall into their natural places.

  • You goin' to let me have some cake and 'serves in the china closet, me and Susy?

    Little Prudy Sophie May
  • She took her by the little soft hand, led her to the china closet, and locked her in.

  • Joan gazed at him over the plates and things she was carrying into the china closet.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • After supper we all went out on the porch, and Mary whispered to me and Marthy to come and see her china closet and pantry.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall
  • What did the lady take me for; a Chinaman, to put me in a china closet?

  • Finally he takes refuge in the china closet, and hurls cheap plates and saucers at his foes.

  • But she couldn't get him out of the room, and all she could do was to hide him in the china closet.

    The Story Girl Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • There was in the china closet a small piece of furniture, very convenient about a house, called a step-ladder.

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