BACKROOM, n. A room behind the front room, or in the back part of the house.
Go quietly through the crowd and watch the gentleman as he appears at supper; I'll have a word with Yorke on the subject," and they moved off in the direction of the ballroom.
"What do you know about the new law about tanks having to have their names on the barroom door?
The kitchen doesn't drip all the time; the bathroom is the worst."
Did dat fool Cap'n set up a nigger in dis bedroom winder jes to ketch ole Rose packin' off a few ole lef'-overs?"
In the course of the day I sat some hours in the Boardroom, listening to the relief cases; but of this, and other things, I will say more in my next.
The castle was thronged with noble guests--sick at heart the wretched Isabel wandered abstractedly amid the gay assembly--her large floating eyes seemed straying vacantly around, until they met the bridegroom's look of joy.
CHAPTER XIII THE CLASS IN PHYSICS The classroom was a spacious rectangular hall with large grated windows that admitted an abundance of light and air.
She had been considered almost sure to be early invited to join Alpha Kappa, the frat to which most of the faculty daughters belonged, and all during the autumn she was aware that when she took off her jacket in the cloakroom, a hundred glances swept her to see if she wore at last the coveted emblem of the "pledged" girl; and when an Alpha Kappa girl chanced to come near her with a casual remark, she seemed to hear a significant hush among the other girls, followed by an equally significant buzz of whispered comment when the fraternity member moved away again.
In mental anguish she pictured him--the man she loved--standing in the prisoner's dock in some courtroom, branded as a spy, as a leader of spies, charged with an attempt to slaughter the inhabitants--the women and children--of a sleeping, unprotected city.
It took some darkroom work to get it right, but I was lucky with the shot.
You're slick, and they ain't elbowroom enough in the West for slick gents.
His "Rhymes and Recollections of a Handloom Weaver" are superior to those of either Nicoll or the Bethunes, the little love-songs in the volume reminding us of Burns's best manner, and the two languages in which he writes being better amalgamated, as it seems to us, than in any Scotch songwriter.
"And here is a talisman in sapphire, with many Eastern characters; I was told it had been an heirloom in the family of the child, and was put about his neck at the birth, by the hands of his own father."
He had inquired for lodging for the night, had been directed to the blacksmith's house, had arranged to stop there, had had his supper, which greatly satisfied him, and was now sitting before the fire in the large livingroom, smoking blacksmith Fryker's biggest pipe.
In the confusion at Dieppe we had had no time to get anything to eat, and several hours went by before, at a station lunchroom, already supposed to be closed, I got part of a loaf of bread.
This News- gopher site lets students and teachers connect to Sentinel the newspaper, and provides resources for them derived Online from the newsroom.
Cordelia brought a shoe-box from her cupboard in the playroom and applied it as an inconvenient dustpan.
Lennie Rosenbloom, Mr. Rosenbloom to her, encouraging but firm as she struggled through that Mozart sonata, his hurt smile directing her to feel the music--he was shorter than Martin and his hair was sandy colored.
His character, in the common phrase, had been "formed" years before; as, indeed, people's characters are chiefly formed in the cradle; and, not only his character, but the habits which are learnt in the great schoolroom of the world were fixed beyond any possibility of change.
They had a careful training system, of which the stockroom days were one part, and this personally conducted introduction to the road was another.
Come over to the storeroom an' take a look at my stock.
I hissed, and rushed into the washroom.
The stoop in the shoulders so universal among them merely means over-toil in the workroom.