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messroom

[mes-room, -roo m] /ˈmɛsˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a dining room aboard ship or at a naval base.
Origin of messroom
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15; mess + room
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  • They leaped to their feet and rushed headlong from the messroom.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • Much to the cadets' relief, they did not see Asa Lemm in the messroom.

  • A good fellow was Hay, both in the trenches and the messroom.

  • Jerry Kennedy came to his feet and rambled over to the messroom's bar.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The other pilots were gathering in the messroom, where a fire was going.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • It was built in the sixteenth century, and was, I think, originally the messroom.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • He was silent for a minute; then he told her just what had occurred in the messroom that day.

    A Sister of the Red Cross Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • The bugle sounds again for dinner, and we all assemble in the messroom.

  • I strayed out through the messroom and found the kitchen beyond.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • The row in the messroom made it hard for him to hear, so I drew up close.

    Curly Roger Pocock

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