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inglenook

[ing-guh l-noo k]
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noun
  1. a corner or nook near a fireplace; chimney corner.
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Origin of inglenook

First recorded in 1765–75; ingle + nook
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Examples from the Web for inglenook

Historical Examples

  • At one side the dark wainscoting yawned to a cavernous fireplace and inglenook with seats in black leather.

    The Valiants of Virginia

    Hallie Erminie Rives

  • The old wife sang merrily as she sat in the inglenook stirring the soup, for she had never felt so sad.

  • "Noo," said Mr. Traill, when his overcome little guests were seated at a table in the inglenook.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  • An enormous wood fire blazed at one end of the hall, and in the inglenook sat a girl of some twenty summers.

    A Cotswold Village

    J. Arthur Gibbs

  • The latter began to move with uncertain steps after Phyllida, who shrank towards the shelter of the inglenook.

    The Passionate Elopement

    Compton Mackenzie


British Dictionary definitions for inglenook

inglenook

noun
  1. British a corner by a fireplace; chimney corner
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