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inglenook

[ing-guh l-noo k] /ˈɪŋ gəlˌnʊk/
noun
1.
a corner or nook near a fireplace; chimney corner.
Origin of inglenook
1765-1775
1765-75; ingle + nook
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  • An enormous wood fire blazed at one end of the hall, and in the inglenook sat a girl of some twenty summers.

    A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
  • At one side the dark wainscoting yawned to a cavernous fireplace and inglenook with seats in black leather.

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
  • The old wife sang merrily as she sat in the inglenook stirring the soup, for she had never felt so sad.

  • The latter began to move with uncertain steps after Phyllida, who shrank towards the shelter of the inglenook.

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
  • "Noo," said Mr. Traill, when his overcome little guests were seated at a table in the inglenook.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • The child fled to comforting arms in the inglenook and cried herself to sleep.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • Less widely known histories, each the traditional subject of inglenook talk in its own valley, may be found at every step.

  • The same evening saw her seated in the inglenook opposite Nicholas Snyders, who smoked and seemed bored.

    The Soul of Nicholas Snyders Jerome K. Jerome
  • "Maybe they've got safe off towards the Cornish coast," said Kitty Trefyre, who sat knitting in the inglenook.

    A Fortunate Term Angela Brazil
  • A pained droop came to the corners of her lips and she dropped wearily into the broad oak seat of the inglenook.

    The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for inglenook

inglenook

/ˈɪŋɡəlˌnʊk/
noun
1.
(Brit) a corner by a fireplace; chimney corner
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