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a room for the use of persons waiting, as in a railroad station or a physician's office.
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was always full and the office smelled strongly of rubbing alcohol.
Meanwhile, two emergency medical technicians wheel an injured patient on a gurney into the hallway of a packed
In our old building, everything was jumbled together, and my office actually opened onto a
Inside was a small
with a row of chairs and a door unlockable only by security code.
was humid and jungly, full of ferns.
When people see their family members doing unheard of things in the
Driving to the psychologist's office and sitting in a public
is far more insecure than encrypted communications.
Artful travel books sat atop the tables in the
, instead of creased magazines.
There is also a special
for chauffeurs, and a private screening room.
He was given a baseball cap to cover his baldness in the
while the work was being done.
British Dictionary definitions for
a room in which people may wait, as at a railway station, doctor's or dentist's office, etc
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