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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Definitions for inglenook

  1. a corner or nook near a fireplace.

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Citations for inglenook
I seized his sleeve and drew him off a little into an inglenook where we could be less readily observed. Sara Poole, The Borgia Betrayal, 2011
From the pile of wood, stacked at one side of the inglenook, he drew out a pair of bellows and began to blow new life into the ashes. Marcia Willett, A Week in Winter, 2002
Origin of inglenook
1765-1775
Inglenook is of obscure origin, though etymologists associate ingle with the Gaelic aingel meaning "fire." It entered English in the 1770s.