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livery cupboard

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noun
  1. a cupboard with pierced doors, formerly used as a storage place for food.

Origin of livery cupboard

First recorded in 1565–75
Also called almoner's cupboard.
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Examples from the Web for livery cupboard

Historical Examples

  • The livery-cupboard was used for food, and the word probably comes from the French livrer, to deliver.

    Furnishing the Home of Good Taste

    Lucy Abbot Throop


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