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linen closet

a closet in which sheets, towels, table linens, etc., are kept.
Origin of linen closet
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Reflect upon us, rushing in haste to the linen closet, and plunging our hands into the bale of stockings!

    Woman's Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett
  • He cast the parrot from him into the darkness of the linen closet.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • But although he was in the linen closet, he must still find the girl's bedroom.

  • There was a linen closet down the hall, just off the dining room.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • I had it in the lower drawer of the linen closet off the hall upstairs, all wrapped up in tar paper.

  • Then Mr. Perrowne threw open the office door, and Timotheus that of the linen closet.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • The Wildcat boosted Lily back into the solitude of the linen closet.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • He took a spare sheet and a blanket out of the linen closet and brought it downstairs and made up the living room sofa.

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