chamber of horrors

chamber of horrors

noun
1.
a place for the exhibition of gruesome or horrible objects.
2.
a group of such objects, as instruments of torture or murder.
3.
any collection of things or ideas that inspire horror.

Origin:
1840–50

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Main Entry:  chamber of horrors
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an exhibit of scenes of torture, execution, and other horrible acts
Etymology:  from Madame Tussaud's waxworks
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