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sample room

a room, as in a hotel suite, in which merchandise is displayed for sale to the trade.
Origin of sample room
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Rothman and Zwiebel asked with one voice; but before Milton could answer the sample-room door opened and a young woman entered.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • She was a dressy young person, whose father kept a "sample-room."

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • Hence it is not surprising to find the stock-room not only a museum, but a sample-room of nature, as well as a supply department.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  • Hastily she adjusted her pompadour and tripped off to the sample-room.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • At this juncture they heard the sample-room door open and a heavy footstep sound on its carpeted floor.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • Between them I was dragged up stairs to the sample-room, into which I were ignominiously thrust, and the door locked behind me.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
  • I remembered that when I was conveyed up to the sample-room that morning my desk had been open.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed

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