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- n. furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
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There was every article of furniture looking just as it did on the morning I was first introduced to Mr. Brocklehurst: the very rug he had stood upon still covered the hearth.
At the time that the Directory were first installed in the Luxembourg (27th October 1795). "says M. Baileul," there was hardly a single article of furniture in it.
No sooner had this little plan shaped itself in his mind than he began to be busy with exact calculations about the wood to be bought and the particular article of furniture that should be undertaken first — a kitchen cupboard of his own contrivance, with such an ingenious arrangement of sliding-doors and bolts, such convenient nooks for stowing household provender, and such a symmetrical result to the eye, that every good housewife would be in raptures with it, and fall through all the gradations of melancholy longing till her husband promised to buy it for her.
Michael sprawled in an uncomfortable position half on and half off the fainting couch that was a part of this guest room's furnishings-a more useless article of furniture I cannot imagine, as it is too big for sitting and too small for lying.