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lumber room

noun, British.
1.
a room in a house used for storing odds-and-ends, especially old furniture.
Origin of lumber room
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45
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  • They say a lot of gunpowder had been stowed in the lumber room just under the door.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • How much natural history is likely to be found in such a lumber room?

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
  • They call this the library of the Bank; but, in truth, it is its lumber room.

  • She stood and pondered, then went to the lumber room, to her husband.

  • There you will have on one side your former cell, and on the other a lumber room.

    My Memoirs Marguerite Steinheil
  • The partition that shut in 22 the lumber room was made of common boards.

    Airship Andy Frank V. Webster
  • The apartment was a mixture of a laboratory and lumber room.

    Madame Flirt Charles E. Pearce
  • He removed these now, and lifted the box on end under the only outside aperture the lumber room presented.

    Airship Andy Frank V. Webster
  • The door of the lumber room was slammed shut on Andy and strongly locked, and the lad resigned himself to the situation.

    Airship Andy Frank V. Webster
  • When she came to the door of a lumber room she opened it quite naturally as she had the others.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann

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