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  • n. A room in a library set aside for reading.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a room appropriated to reading; a room provided with papers, periodicals, and the like, to which persons resort.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a room set aside for reading


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  • He might have been comfortable in his town house in London or in the reading room at White's or in Jude's boudoir.

    Snow Angels

  • "And some people talk about the white silence of the Arctic, My God, a boilermaker's shop is like a library reading room compared to that."

    Ice Station Zebra

  • A black and white illustration of Evangeline St. Clare ( "Eva") sitting on the floor of a reading room off a verandah, next to Topsy, a young slave girl, and talking to Topsy with her hand on Topsy's shoulder.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • No, the Vicissitude has a quiet reading room with three seldom-used desks.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women


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