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  • n. Plural form of parlour.


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  • It consists of a series of closets, the largest of which may be about eight feet square, which they call parlours and kitchens and pantries, some of them minus a corner, which has been unnaturally filched for a chimney, others deficient in half a side, which has been truncated by a shelving roof.

    Our Village

  • As my parlours were the only ones that boasted a pier-glass, and, besides, had the advantage of being on the drawing-room floor of the hotel, it became a custom for the women composing our circle to come to my rooms before going out, in order to see how their dresses hung.

    A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay, of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66,

  • The rooms are very small, and all have beds in them: parlours, that is, rooms without beds, must be hired separately.

    Travels in the Interior of North America

  • The walls of their "parlours," bedecked with gorgeous lithographs, calendars and framed texts!

    "Contemptible", by "Casualty"

  • The sequence of these essences varies in different "parlours," but one especially loathsome hell-brew, known as

    America To-day, Observations and Reflections

  • Square "parlours," but the secular nuptial consecration of the then

    A Small Boy and Others

  • The eating-rooms are used solely for eating, the "parlours" are always cheerful and tasteful, and the bedrooms very pretty, adorned with all manner of knick-knacks made by the ladies, who are indescribably deft with their fingers.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • When one visits Thailand you are sure to hear about Thai massage - after a few days travelling around it was clear that one can avail of that offering almost anywhere - there are massage "parlours" just about everywhere - and I mean offering only massage (I suspect one could find other places offering additional services if one was so inclined). TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • As part of their parlour theatre repertoire, Mort and Ellen Paul have been performing this play in "parlours" for five years.

    BC Bloggers

  • An underground industry of dog beauty parlours thrives, mostly run out of private homes, as do a plethora of canine protection and welfare charities.

    Dogs: Iran's new symbol of rebellion


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