Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A room for sweating persons, as in the Turkish bath.
- n. In dairy business, a room for sweating cheese and carrying off the superfluous juices.
“My father then possessed a fine domestic outbuilding with a full cold room, tepid room, three-piece sweating-room suite; natty dipping pool; integral changing area with modish pegs and clothes bunkers; separate furnace and log store; de luxe Greek marble basins and a custom-designed sea-god medallion in one newly laid mosaic floor.”
“Here it is necessary to refer to the words of Vitruvius as explanatory of the structure of the apartments (cap.xi. lib. v.): "Here should be placed the vaulted sweating-room, twice the length of its width, which should have at each extremity, on one end the _laconicum_, made as described above, on the other end the hot bath.”
“He explained that no work would be done that day, -- not in any cigar-shop or sweating-room.”
“The gulf that yawned between such lives was as wide as that which separates the scholar, the artist, or the aristocrat of modern Europe from the pale toiler of a New York sweating-room, or the coal carriers of Zanzibar or”
“It was a world silent, motionless, and bare; there long plants swayed to and fro in a fog that resembled the vapour of a sweating-room.”
“What, for example, can be more absurd than, in the dog-days, when room and air are particularly requisite, that the lovers of dramatic amusement in the British metropolis are to be crammed into a little theatre in the Haymarket, and stewed year after year, as in a sweating-room at a bagnio, because half a century ago an exclusive privilege was inconsiderately granted?”
“a thick cloak, in which I could wrap myself; and so I slept much more comfortably under the high canopy of heaven than my companions did in their sweating-room.”
“Several times she took Jeanne to the bath and to the sweating-room. [”
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