from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A guardroom.


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  • One of the four guards opened the door and they entered the hall which, like the guard-chamber, was lighted from above with a narrow slot-like skylight on each side of which winked the green fire-gems.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • In the third story, or guard-chamber, is a small recess with a loop-hole, probably a bedchamber, and in that floor above a niche for a saint or holy-water pot.


  • She sent it rushing down the passageway to the guard-chamber, filling the entire passageway with her conjured flood, creating a river of water that she sent pouring down on the heads of the unsuspecting guards.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • She saw nothing down below, not even a light; the slanting passage and the distance it had to cross in order to reach the guard-chamber made certain of that.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • This, Ware had told her, led down to the guard-chamber just outside the one holding the crystal shard itself.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • In the next moment, she had banished it, and she stood, completely dry, in the midst of the guard-chamber.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • He then, crossing a court paved with marble, went upstairs, and came into the guard-chamber, where the guards were standing in their ranks, with their muskets upon their shoulders, and snoring as loud as they could.

    Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories A Book for Bairns and Big Folk

  • I. attempted to banish it, and in return the soldiers of Cromwell puffed their smoke contemptuously in his face, as he sat a prisoner in the guard-chamber.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861

  • Being past the guard-chamber, I thought myself secure.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • This very height was once named Ravenhill, because there was a wise and famous pair, old Care and his wife, that lived here above the guard-chamber.

    The Hobbit


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