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keeping room

noun, Older Use.
hall (def 11).
Origin of keeping room
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • At this moment the other entered the keeping room, and the squatter heard the sound of the footsteps behind him.

    The Trapper's Daughter Gustave Aimard
  • The central compartment, furnished with worm-eaten benches and a clumsily-planed table, was at once keeping room and kitchen.

    The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard
  • So I followed her into the living or keeping room, where a dozen gentlemen were sitting round the table.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • But the keeping room already showed some traces of a woman's love for adornment.

    A Little Girl in Old Quebec Amanda Millie Douglas
  • The Captain turned; his wife had re-entered the keeping room unnoticed by him.

    The Border Rifles

    Gustave Aimard
  • Johnny rises like an agitated blond robin who has just spied the very two worms he was keeping room for to top off breakfast.

    Young People's Pride Stephen Vincent Benet
  • The keeping room was cheerful with a great fire of logs in the wide stone chimney-place.

    A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Have removed body, but am keeping room exactly as found until you arrive.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • "S'pose he was," said Mr. Peters, going into the keeping room to sit down over the weekly paper.

  • The sister and brothers sat in holiday attire in the keeping room, but very grave and quiet.

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