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linen closet

a closet in which sheets, towels, table linens, etc., are kept.
Origin of linen closet
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Madame, where shall I put the parcel we took from the linen-closet this morning?

  • Precious in the eyes of woman is the linen-closet of that neighbor's wife.

  • The telephone was through a small waiting-room, in a room that had been turned into a linen-closet.

    The Golden Triangle Maurice Leblanc
  • Isabel directed her to the linen-closet, and went down to the veranda.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • Phillis wore a perplexed look on her face as she took the note to Nan, who was still in the linen-closet.

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
  • I escaped from the bath-room only to land in the linen-closet.

    Gordon Keith Thomas Nelson Page
  • She knew each nook and corner of the great trunks as another woman knows her linen-closet or her preserve-shelves.

    Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
  • He never said that he would marry her; but when he left the linen-closet the two ladies understood that the thing was arranged.

    John Caldigate Anthony Trollope
  • After that scene in the linen-closet, he could not leave his country without a word either to Julia or to aunt Polly.

    John Caldigate Anthony Trollope
  • Had he been more communicative, he might have perhaps saved himself from that scene in the linen-closet.

    John Caldigate Anthony Trollope

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