living-chamber love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The chamber or cavity of a shell in which an animal lives, as distinguished from that part from which the body of the animal has receded during the growth of the shell: said especially of fossil cephalopods.


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  • Whatever he meant by the gibe -- and some smack of an evil jest lurked in his tone -- he played the host so far as to urge his bewildered companion along the passage and into the living-chamber on the left, where he had seen from without that his orders to light and lay were being executed.

    Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France

  • In the round living-chamber below Ramiro was alone.

    Lysbeth, a Tale of the Dutch


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