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dining hall

a large room in which meals are served to members of a special group and their guests, as to the students and faculty of a college.
Origin of dining hall
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The next move came again from the dining hall when a swarthy fellow emerged wiping his mouth upon his sleeve.

    Wings of the Wind Credo Harris
  • The boy choir is not to be stationed in the chapel, but in the dining hall, opposite to me.

  • Its walls were covered with gold and silver, the dining hall seated six thousand people, and its ceiling was inlaid with gold.

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • While conversing, they proceeded to the dining hall, where dinner was served up.

    The Rebel Chief Gustave Aimard
  • In the dining hall, too, is preserved an ancient cross-bow, and a large two-handed double-edged sword about five feet in length.

    Nooks and Corners of Shropshire H. Thornhill Timmins

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