How to use parlour in a sentence
The Lost PaintingBy Jonathan Harr Not all of us have lost paintings by Caravaggio in our parlour.
The wind is howling, and the rain is pelting against the parlour windows of the Banking-house, whose blinds are drawn close down.
He just got a good holt–a shore enough diamond hitch–on that thirst-parlour dawg, and chawed.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
On his return he introduced them on the Midland, both the parlour car and the sleeper.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Like the cobbler's stall in the old song, it served the present occupants for "kitchen and parlour and all."The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
But English suburban parlour-maids are on their guard against smiles, no matter how engaging.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for parlour
old-fashioned a living room, esp one kept tidy for the reception of visitors
a reception room in a priest's house, convent, etc
a small room for guests away from the public rooms in an inn, club, etc
mainly US, Canadian and NZ a room or shop equipped as a place of business: a billiard parlor
Caribbean a small shop, esp one selling cakes and nonalcoholic drinks
Also called: milking parlour a building equipped for the milking of cows
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