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china closet

or china cabinet

noun
1.
a cabinet or cupboard for storing or exhibiting chinaware.
Origin of china closet
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75
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  • You goin' to let me have some cake and 'serves in the china closet, me and Susy?

    Little Prudy Sophie May
  • Honora went mechanically to the china closet, her heart thumping.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Use a one-quart wooden berry-box for the china closet (Fig. 7).

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

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • What did the lady take me for; a Chinaman, to put me in a china closet?

  • The number of shelves in your sideboard is just the same as our china closet.

    Business English

    Rose Buhlig
  • 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
  • Just imagine the feelings of the young minister in the china closet!

    The Story Girl Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • He never could be made to understand why certain articles in the china closet should have certain places.

    The Blue and The Gray A. R. White

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