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front room

a room at the front of a house, especially a parlor.
Origin of front room
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He seemed to be thinking deeply, and the Cap'n watched him from behind one of the front-room curtains.

  • Aunt M'riar had charge, and kept a bit of fire going in the front-room, so the plaster should get a chance to dry out.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • There was a light in the front-room, and someone was moving about.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • We'll lay a fire in the front-room stove, so that we can light it if anybody comes.

    A Mountain Woman and Others (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
  • As the men trooped heavily back into the front-room, the two little windows presented views of a turmoiling sea of snow.

  • As Alexina passed through the front-room study going home, the old minister glanced up from his writing and called her name.

    The House of Fulfilment George Madden Martin
  • She laid the sheet back in its place, and went into the front-room.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • “Cobbler” Horn was busy in his workshop when they arrived; but Miss Jemima was awaiting them in solitary state, in the front-room.

    The Golden Shoemaker J. W. Keyworth
  • She might be, at such times, behind the front-room blinds peering out at him; but he did not know that.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • Yet in the morning he was discovered lying on the floor of the front-room, stabbed to the heart from behind.

    My Strangest Case Guy Boothby

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