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pump room

a room at a spa for drinking mineral waters.
Origin of pump room
First recorded in 1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I try the pump room in the morning, the ordinary at dinner, the taverns after dinner.

    The Lady of Lynn

    Walter Besant
  • The pump room was tolerably full of people who came in the forenoon to talk.

    The Lady of Lynn

    Walter Besant
  • Then it was whispered about the pump room as a profound secret.

    The Lady of Lynn

    Walter Besant
  • We visited some of the shops and took a look at the pump room.

  • Jimmy's a gourmet when he orders at the pump room and he's trying to overawe you.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • While I was in the pump room reducing the pressure, he called me on the interphone.

    Psichopath Gordon Randall Garrett
  • It was the favourite topic in the pump room for that time, but scarcely longer.

    Her Season in Bath Emma Marshall
  • Thomas was at the footman's pump room, a hundred yards down the hill.

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
  • He pursued his researches down at the pump room, while she looked round the ladies' coffee house.

  • Anastasia found no re-admission; the lights were put out, the pump room was in darkness.

    The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
British Dictionary definitions for pump room

pump room

a building or room at a spa in which the water from a mineral spring may be drunk
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