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death chamber

a room in which a person is dying or has died.
a place, as in a prison, in which executions take place. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Several persons were visible by the shaded candlelight in the death-chamber of the old clergyman.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • And he climbed the stairs and knocked softly at the door of the death-chamber.

    Lorraine Robert W. Chambers
  • The policeman drew a long breath and they returned to the death-chamber, Mr Girtle carefully locking the iron door.

    The Dark House Georg Manville Fenn
  • Musard opened the door of the death-chamber and switched on the light.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • They stood at length in the death-chamber, with its low white bed, and its balcony overlooking the river.

    Marriage la mode Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The small, close lantern became as silent as a death-chamber.

    Caleb West, Master Diver F. Hopkinson Smith
  • As soon as all was still in the death-chamber, he asked the gentlemen to follow him.

  • Had this been a bridal-chamber, or a death-chamber, or both?

    The Shadow of the Czar John R. Carling
  • He began to tread on tiptoe, as one moves in a death-chamber.

    The False Gods George Horace Lorimer
  • Ragna took her turn with her elders in watching at night in the death-chamber.

    Ragna Anna Miller Costantini

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