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big room

big room in Technology

jargon, humour
The extremely large room with the blue ceiling and intensely bright light (during the day) or black ceiling with lots of tiny night-lights (during the night) found outside all computer installations. "He can't come to the phone right now, he's somewhere out in the Big Room."
(1996-03-04)

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  • The big room was so lighted that it was more dazzling than the noon day.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
  • We found ourselves in rather a big room, reeking with the smell of tobacco.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • One warm summer night when bed-time came she made the announcement that she was going upstairs to sleep in the big room.

  • As I've told ye, there's twelve men now waitin' for him in the big room.

  • Poor little Charles was left standing alone in the big room.

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
  • A British colonel is giving a lecture in the big room at nine tonight.

  • She did not offer any further explanation, but slipped out of the big room and hurried back to the road once more.

    Lucia Rudini Martha Trent
  • In a big room that overlooked the sea lay the bird man with broken wings.

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • The lights in the big room were on, apparently only because he was still within.

    The Grain Of Dust David Graham Phillips
  • He looked around the big room, poking into some of the closets that lined it.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper

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