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  • The lady smiled, courtesied, and gave her hand to the Marquis, by whom, with all the formal gallantry of the time, which did not permit the guest to tuck the lady of the house under the arm, as a rustic does his sweetheart at a wake, she was ushered to the eating-room.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • With this Christian and gentlemanlike feeling towards Lady Penelope, he escorted his sister into the eating-room, and led her to her proper place at the head of the table.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Within the precinct of the White Horse Tavern, and coming up to the windows of the eating-room, was a bowling-green, with a table or two, where guests might sit and partake of punch or tea.

    The Virginians

  • He took off the velvet coat and waistcoat, folded them up daintily, and, as the two or three tables round were slopped with drink, went to place the clothes on a table in the eating-room, of which the windows were open.

    The Virginians

  • There was no one in the eating-room, which had a separate entrance, and they sat down at a small table with a cruet-stand, a handbell, a bottle of Worcester sauce, and in a vase some failing pyrethrums which had never been fresh.

    Flowering Wilderness

  • Halemanu has a cook house and native cook, and an eating-room, where I was surprised to find everything in foreign style — chairs, a table with a snow white cover, and table napkins, knives, forks, and even salt-cellars.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • The chimney in this kitchen, where they were roasting and boiling, seemed to be taken off from the rest of the room and enclosed by a wooden partition; the rest of the apartment was made use of as a sitting and eating-room.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • A common eating-room lay before him, with rudely spread tables and one very sleepy waiter taking orders from a new arrival who sat with his back to the door.

    Initials Only

  • Shortly after, all repaired to the eating-room, where conversation had to be carried on in a low tone because of the proximity of the bedchamber in which lay the sleeping child.

    New Grub Street

  • A bedroom, a tiny parlor and a kitchen, which was also an eating-room, made up the suite.

    The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories

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