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china closet

or china cabinet

a cabinet or cupboard for storing or exhibiting chinaware.
Origin of china closet
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was after that that Elliott heard Priscilla sobbing in the china-closet.

    The Camerons of Highboro Beth B. Gilchrist
  • I don't remember you ever said anything about any china-closet.

  • Away she went, much excited by the chase, and following the changeful song, it led her to the china-closet door.

    Eight Cousins Louisa M. Alcott
  • Now that the china-closet was large enough, everything could find a place in it.

    The Peterkin Papers Lucretia P Hale
  • Two of these boxes in a china-closet would be convenient to hold bread and cake.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • The pantry is separated from the china-closet by the cupboard of the former.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • In Fig. 4, the combination idea is carried out in pantry and china-closet.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • In the china-closet is an extension of the last-named table.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • Double-spring hinges should be provided for doors leading to and from kitchen and china-closet or passage.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • This necessitated going to the china-closet for a dish to put them on.

    Missy Miriam Coles Harris

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