from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A room on the ground floor.


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  • Nobody was in the ground-room floor, nothing, except the untidiness left by half-a-dozen rough men, and I mounted the narrow stair and tried the room above.

    The Black Colonel

  • The Club is about a hundred and fifty, and near eighty of them were then going to dinner at two long tables in a great ground-room.

    The Journal to Stella

  • When the ground-room was ready for occupancy, it was not a cheerless place.

    The Harvest of Years

  • He keeps his poor shivering clerk in a small tank-like ground-room till the last minute of his stipulated time, and then dismisses him with an angry growl.

    Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844 Volume 23, Number 3

  • 'Tis in the third storey of a tower, of which the ground-room is my chapel, the second storey a chamber with a withdrawing-room and closet, where I often lie, to be more retired; and above is a great wardrobe.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • Aunt Peg told me she should go to work and clean up the ground-room, and if father had any old "chunks of wood he could spare, Plint could come over and get 'em, and when that new nigger came, there'd be a prospect awaitin '."

    The Harvest of Years


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