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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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  • At the second blast of trumpets, the two companies set themselves in motion and entered the dining-hall at opposite ends.

  • At tea-time the same heaviness of spirits hung over the dining-hall.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • He had run half down the dining-hall toward the slender young girl who was bringing us our supper.

    A Traveler from Altruria: Romance William Dean Howells
  • As they quitted the dining-hall, Elizabeth looked about for Mary, but could not find her.

  • He was a student and was working his way through college by waiting in a dining-hall.

    The Sheriff of Badger George B. Pattullo
  • The first Letter was read in the dining-hall of the Sorbonne itself.

    Pascal John Tulloch
  • She heard the bell ring, and watched the passengers hasten forth from the dining-hall.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • We were standing at the moment in the centre of the dining-hall.

    Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
  • The dining-hall was filled with small tables, around which the girls had taken their seats, when Miss Benton came in with Marion.

    Miss Ashton's New Pupil Mrs. S. S. Robbins
  • The dining-hall was decorated for the occasion with appropriate portraits.

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