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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

inglenook

\ING-guhl-nook\ , noun;
1.
a corner or nook near a fireplace.
Quotes:
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
His kingdom is/ His inglenook-/ All this is his/ Who hath a book.
-- Wilbur D. Nesbit, A Book of Poems, 1906
Origin:
Inglenook is of obscure origin, though etymologists associate ingle with the Gaelic aingel meaning "fire." It entered English in the 1770s.
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