Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A room for college or school recitations.
“It will be seen, from what has been said, that Oberlin, outside the recitation-room, has two distinct codes of rules, one for the girls and one for the boys.”
“The greedy lungs of fifty hot-blooded boys suck the oxygen from the air he breathes in his recitation-room.”
“Thus, when the legal conqueror of Breachy Mr. BLODGETT entered that principal recitation-room of the Macassar, formally known as the Cackleorium, she had no difficulty in explaining away the panic.”
“It was thought that our new brick school-house, with seven school-rooms, one recitation-room, and office, would furnish accommodations to all pupils for several years to come.”
“And they went into the recitation-room talking it over.”
“She had begun her freshman year by opening the door into Dr. Hinsdale's recitation-room, while a popular senior course was in session.”
“Marshall and his brother obtained instruction during this period from the little white children who attended school, after hours, using "an old hay loft back of a Mr. Sanders's Tavern" for a recitation-room, and paying their teachers with cakes and candies bought with odd pennies gathered here and there.”
“The number of hours that he is compelled, by the college curriculum, to pass per week in the recitation-room is seldom less than fifteen, and may be as high as twenty.”
“Every professor-teacher can bear witness to the truism that one hour in the recitation-room is fully equal, in its drain upon the vital energy, to two passed in private study or authorship.”
“The utmost courtesy prevails, both in the recitation-room and in the streets.”
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