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a public room at a health resort
an amusement park at a seaside or other resort
Word Origin
from German, literally: cure room
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  • He wondered why Helen was so late in arriving that he had caught her up on the very threshold of the kursaal, so to speak.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • There had been some sort of celebration of a local holiday up in the kursaal.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • It was settled that they should all meet at the kursaal at four, to dine and play.

    The Woman-Hater Charles Reade
  • Many Roman remains have been found in the gardens of the kursaal.

  • It was on the terrace of the kursaal at Homburg, nearly ten years ago, one beautiful night toward the end of July.

    Louisa Pallant Henry James
  • That's a small hotel in a different direction from the kursaal.

    The Woman-Hater Charles Reade
  • In the evening, at the kursaal, he met Captain Lovelock, who was wandering about with an air of explosive sadness.

    Confidence Henry James
  • Then she made her afternoon toilet, and walked, slowly and pensively, to the kursaal.

    The Woman-Hater Charles Reade
  • Don't you come to the Casino in the evening, as you used to come to the kursaal?

    Confidence Henry James
  • We found them at the kursaal Hospital, where some of our ambulances were waiting.

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