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  • noun A room, usually upstairs, a storeroom for boxes and other things.


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  • The third, at the end of the passage, I called the 'boxroom', as it was used to accommodate bits of broken furniture, abandoned crockery, outdated telephone directories and unwanted presents from our (long-ago) wedding.

    Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

  • "Definitely one of the best small clubs in the world," according to DJ Zinc, Plastic People is a no-frills, low-ceilinged, sub-200 capacity boxroom, with a distinct lack of lighting and a heavy, heavy sound system.

    10 of the best clubs in London

  • The possible revival of this practice was revealed when Lord Freud, the minister for welfare reform, was challenged by the Labour peer Lord Foulkes, who wanted to know whether a boxroom with a skylight that did not open would be considered a bedroom.

    Windows could be boarded up as tenants try to avoid benefits penalties

  • It was the British "Home Secretary" (she of the bath plugs and patio heaters on expenses), who was then occupying her sister's boxroom to slide extra money out of the taxpayer's wallet, who took her instructions from "Lord" Ahmad and disallowed Mr Wilders, a democratically elected MP from a fellow EU country, from setting foot in Britain.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • An economic climate based on nothing but calculations of self-interest, sometimes fed by an amazingly distorted version of Darwinism, doesn't build a habitat for human beings; at best it builds a sort of fortified boxroom for paranoiacs (with full electronic services, of course).

    Human Well-Being and Economic Decision-Making

  • When you're my age you'll appreciate the 3 years of being a totally idle slob instead of working your socks off to pay rent for a shitty boxroom in someone's shitty flat.

    University Challenged

  • Later I heard the sound of jovial laughter issuing from the boxroom.

    Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

  • 'Is that what you've been doing all this time, locked up in the boxroom?'

    Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

  • As I sit here in the boxroom writing, I can only report that my dear old schoolfriend Dodo Mackintosh is coming for a few days to do the sales, so I'll have an ally to help me through this worst of times.

    Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

  • I'm going to lock myself away in the boxroom and plug in my new laptop, because I'm going to write my memoirs.

    Rumpole and the Reign of Terror


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