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pump room

a room at a spa for drinking mineral waters.
Origin of pump room
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There was Beau Nash, for example,—a much-admired person in his day, when he ruled from his throne in the pump-room in Bath.

    The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers
  • There will be very few people in the pump-room, if it rains all the morning.

    Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
  • Public receptions by the Giants in the pump-room every afternoon.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • He went into the pump-room afterwards; but I would not have followed him for all the world.

    Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
  • Meeting one morning, in the pump-room, a lady who was deformed, Nash asked her where she came from.

  • A man came from the pump-room looking after the girl, and Hagar remarked a similar swaying impulsion in the walk of both.

    An Unpardonable Liar Gilbert Parker
  • His name was not in the pump-room book, and curiosity could do no more.

    Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
  • But when Catherine hastened to the pump-room the next day, there was no Mr. Tilney to be seen.

  • At a little distance from the town, is a mineral spring, with a large building containing baths and a pump-room.

  • Never mind the pump-room now, unless you have found the sketch, as we may have that another time.

    Dickens and His Illustrators Frederic G. Kitton
British Dictionary definitions for pump-room

pump room

a building or room at a spa in which the water from a mineral spring may be drunk
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