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lumber room

noun, British
a room in a house used for storing odds-and-ends, especially old furniture.
Origin of lumber room
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There you will have on one side your former cell, and on the other a lumber room.

    My Memoirs Marguerite Steinheil
  • She stood and pondered, then went to the lumber room, to her husband.

  • He slept in the lumber room, however, very soundly and even serenely.

  • The partition that shut in 22 the lumber room was made of common boards.

    Airship Andy Frank V. Webster
  • They say a lot of gunpowder had been stowed in the lumber room just under the door.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • The door of the lumber room was slammed shut on Andy and strongly locked, and the lad resigned himself to the situation.

    Airship Andy Frank V. Webster
  • Then people will learn to banish to the lumber room of the past the catch phrase about "the unpractical German."

  • He removed these now, and lifted the box on end under the only outside aperture the lumber room presented.

    Airship Andy Frank V. Webster
  • Yes, there were some old letters, preservedPg vi in a lumber room at the top of the house.

  • In the north wing was a lumber room that had once been used as a bedroom, and had a good fireplace.

    When Grandmamma Was New Marion Harland

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