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keeping room

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noun Older Use.
  1. hall(def 11).
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Origin of keeping room

First recorded in 1765–75
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Historical Examples

  • Oh, if you could hear the Sunday night singing in that little "keeping-room!"

    Folly as It Flies

    Fanny Fern

  • It was past midnight as they went together into the keeping-room.

    The Pearl of Orr's Island

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • In his keeping-room were six carafes, full of Cambridge water, and a dozen bottles of Hunydi Janos.

  • We say sound fruit, for it is useless to put spotted and worm-eaten apples or pears in the keeping-room.

  • Then didn't I string the cold eggs into a chain, and hang them in triumph over the looking-glass in our keeping-room?