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  • noun Plural form of ballroom.


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  • This year the sessions on making and marketing cheeses, held in ballrooms at a Sheraton conference center, were overflowing with people looking more like well-heeled retirees who thought cheese might be easier to get into than wine.

    The Art of Aging Well

  • On Lafayette Square she pined for Cleveland, in Cleveland she craved the refinements of Europe, and in English ballrooms she longed for the rusticity of Lake Sunapee.

    The Five of Hearts

  • But when British newspapers pounced upon the transgression, they scolded the lad less for his politics than his manners, taking deepest offense at his complaint about the “thimblefuls of ice cream and hard seed cakes” served in English ballrooms.

    The Five of Hearts

  • "We'll sometimes do that in hotel ballrooms, which is what I would have done had I known," Van Gundy said. rss feed

  • Its 39,000 square feet of ultraclean workspace equals about 81 yards of a football field, and is divided into three huge "ballrooms," each of which is crammed full of Applied's multimillion-dollar machines, alongside pipes, tubes, spare parts, tanks of caustic chemicals,

    Wired Top Stories

  • The conjurers of this field would gather several times a year at conferences, with hotel ballrooms packed to the gills with webmasters and consultants.

    In the Plex

  • But in the last year they've returned, not only as a rapidly spreading social phenomenon ... via juice bars, after-hours clubs, private lofts open on weekends to members only, floating groups of party givers who take over the ballrooms of old hotels from midnight to dawn, but as a strong influence on the music people listen to and buy.

    Saturday Night Fever

  • There are no events planned until May in the downtown Washington federal building bearing Ronald Reagan's name to mark his 100th birthday, so there will be no parties for him this week in the ballrooms, no new exhibits in the hallways or commemorative lectures in the auditoriums.

    Reagan Building hums along with little mention of president's 100th birthday

  • Only the prewar postcards for sale in the PX, Betty noted, “recalled the era when the Peacock and Crystal ballrooms were the last word in décor.”

    A Covert Affair

  • I like stories about grand ballrooms and glass slippers.

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