Definitions

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  • n. a room for smoking tobacco in

Etymologies

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Borrowed from the French fumoir.

Examples

  • Here in this 'fumoir', lawyers, doctors, business men of all descriptions, newspaper correspondents, movie photographers, and millionaires who had never crossed save in a 'cabine de luxe', rubbed elbows and exchanged views and played bridge together.

    A Traveller in War-Time

  • On the upper deck, high above the waves, was a little 'fumoir' which, by some odd trick of association, reminded me of the villa formerly occupied by the Kaiser in

    A Traveller in War-Time

  • They invaded the 'fumoir', undaunted, to practise atrocious French on the phlegmatic steward; they took possession of a protesting piano in the banal little salon and sang: "We'll not come back till it's over over there."

    A Traveller in War-Time

  • On the upper deck, high above the waves, was a little 'fumoir' which, by some odd trick of association, reminded me of the villa formerly occupied by the Kaiser in Corfu

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • They invaded the 'fumoir', undaunted, to practise atrocious French on the phlegmatic steward; they took possession of a protesting piano in the banal little salon and sang:

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • The house is not very large, and every room was occupied -- but as they all appeared most correctly attired, I suppose there are resources in the way of lingerie and fumoir which are available at such times, and Francis's valet de chambre is so accustomed to having more people than the house can hold that he probably took his precautions.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • Then they walked on in silence till they saw the purple blossoms of the bougainvillea clinging to the white walls of the _fumoir_.

    The Garden of Allah

  • He made a movement as if to come into the _fumoir_, but she stopped it by coming at once to the opening.

    The Garden of Allah

  • Presently he made his way at last towards the _fumoir_ in which Domini was still sitting, with one hand resting on the open page whose words had lit up the darkness in her spirit.

    The Garden of Allah

  • As she sat in the _fumoir_, looking down on the smoothly-raked sand, she said to herself that till this moment she had never had any idea of the meaning of solitude.

    The Garden of Allah

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