from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A corner by the fire.


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  • From behind the verandah screen which fenced the ingle-nook she heard these words!

    To Let

  • The click of billiard-balls came from the ingle-nook — Jack Cardigan, no doubt; a faint rustling, too, from an eucalyptus-tree, startling Southerner in this old English garden.

    To Let

  • Auld Janet was established at the ingle-nook; Davie had turned the spit to his immortal honour; and even Ban and Buscar, in the liberality of


  • A neat, clean, well-cared-for small room, with lime-washed walls, mat-covered stone floor and the embers of a drift-wood fire smouldering in an ingle-nook in the corner.

    When Eight Bells Toll

  • She shook madam warmly by the hand, and led her to my great arm-chair in the ingle-nook as to a throne that was hers of right.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • The girl was already untying her mother, and her father, bound and gagged in his chair in the ingle-nook, could bide a while.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • Just here and there we find delightfully dark little dens with the original linen-fold panellings and ceilings that are a ravishment to look upon; but mostly the rooms are high, plain-panelled, and with the quaint ingle-nook fireplaces, with shelves above, upon which Mary placed her lovely "blue and white" porcelain which had been brought to her by the Dutch merchants who at that time were the great traders of the sea.

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

  • Here she saw a curious rolling-pin hanging in the ingle-nook of the farmhouse from the village of Ostenfeld.


  • The house was evidently a very old one, and we wondered what queer people had sat in that ingle-nook and what strange stories they had told there.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • The ceiling, over the spot where Charles stood, is still ornamented with his coat of arms, including the fleur-de-lys of France, and in the great chimney where the smoke disappears above the ingle-nook is a hiding-place capable of holding four men on each side of the chimney, and so carefully constructed that no one would ever dream that

    From John O'Groats to Land's End


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