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reading room

a room set aside for reading, as in a library or club.
Origin of reading room
1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This being over, officers and midshipmen off duty assemble together with the naturalists in the reading-room.

  • Ansell was in his favourite haunt—the reading-room of the British Museum.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • In the reading-room sat a pretty young Englishwoman and a German Jewish merchant, not so pretty and not so young.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
  • I drank sherry cobblers in the saloon, and read the journals in the reading-room.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Still I could hardly make up my mind to take the responsibility of putting Tom at the head of a reading-room I had started.

  • It contains a lecture-theatre, reading-room, and library of 50,000 volumes.

    Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • They went into the reading-room together, and he shut the door.

    Adam Johnstone's Son F. Marion Crawford
  • There is a fine lecture-hall, and a splendid library and reading-room.

  • The moonlit sea vanished, and in its place I was looking right into the interior of a reading-room.

    Real Ghost Stories William T. Stead
  • If desired, a number of copies could be bound up for reading-room use.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford

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