Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In laundry-work, an inclosed chamber heated by steam-pipes, used in drying shirts, collars, and other laundered articles.

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Examples

  • The next day he worked with all his might harvesting the last remnants of early spring herbs, in the dry-room and store-house, and on furniture and candlesticks.

    The Harvester

  • At the mere mention of the dry-room, therefore, the servants who were carrying the lights respectfully fell back.

    The Black Tulip

  • At this very instant, and whilst Cornelius, still on his knees, was examining his pets, the door of the dry-room was so violently shaken, and opened in such a brusque manner, that Cornelius felt rising in his cheeks and his ears the glow of that evil counsellor which is called wrath.

    The Black Tulip

  • Boxtel put a lighted dark lantern into his pocket, mounted the ladder, and slipped into the dry-room.

    The Black Tulip

  • "Oh, my dear child, my worthy master!" cried the old housekeeper, who now likewise made her appearance in the dry-room, "take your gold, your jewelry, and fly, fly!"

    The Black Tulip

  • Boxtel did not venture that day to point his telescope either at the garden, or at the laboratory, or at the dry-room.

    The Black Tulip

  • There he would find them, and, moreover, it was not at all difficult, as the sashes of the dry-room might be raised like those of a greenhouse.

    The Black Tulip

  • And at last he hired, just opposite Rosa's window, a little attic, distant enough not to allow him to be recognized with the naked eye, but sufficiently near to enable him, with the help of his telescope, to watch everything that was going on at the Loewestein in Rosa's room, just as at Dort he had watched the dry-room of Cornelius.

    The Black Tulip

  • The first guilty act of Boxtel had been to climb over a wall in order to dig up the tulip; the second, to introduce himself into the dry-room of

    The Black Tulip

  • And at the same time forcing his way in, Craeke rushed into the dry-room.

    The Black Tulip

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