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linen closet

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noun
  1. a closet in which sheets, towels, table linens, etc., are kept.
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Origin of linen closet

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for linen closet

Historical Examples

  • Precious in the eyes of woman is the linen-closet of that neighbor's wife.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

    Various

  • Isabel directed her to the linen-closet, and went down to the veranda.

    Ancestors

    Gertrude Atherton

  • I escaped from the bath-room only to land in the linen-closet.

    Gordon Keith

    Thomas Nelson Page

  • After all that had passed in the linen-closet, what escape would there be for him?

    John Caldigate

    Anthony Trollope

  • He never said that he would marry her; but when he left the linen-closet the two ladies understood that the thing was arranged.

    John Caldigate

    Anthony Trollope