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  • n. Plural form of scullery.


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  • Things I'd never have known without Twitter last week range from the hidden significance of sculleries via a tweeted link to a beautifully written architecture blog to the fact that Chinese schools, far from benefiting from zealous "tiger mothering", are now consulting British teachers on how to reintroduce creativity to their hothoused children.

    Twitter looks chaotic: but don't be afraid

  • When he pushed it open the same picture – trapeze performers above a circus ring – still decorated one wall of the long, cold corridor that led to the kitchen and the sculleries.

    William Trevor | An Idyll in Winter

  • Doors opened to the left—disused sculleries and pantries and a larder filled with nothing but cobwebs.

    The Thief Taker

  • It contained numerous little ante-rooms, garrets, closets, and box-rooms, little landings with balustrades, little statues on carved wooden pillars, and all kinds of back passages and sculleries.

    Virgin Soil

  • And now it was a question of tiptoe work, not daring to go too fast, hardly daring to breathe, out through the scullery (giant sculleries smell horrid), out at last into the pale sunlight of a winter afternoon.

    The Silver Chair

  • Let all the offices, whence any noise or smell can arise, be perfectly detached from the dwelling part of the mansion: -- such as the kitchens, sculleries, laundries, &c.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • We would strongly recommend all families who can afford it, to keep in their sculleries a cistern of salt water, or, if they will take the trouble of renewing it frequently, of lime and water; and to have all vegetables to be used raw, first plunged in this cistern for a minute, and then washed in pure fresh water.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 348, December 27, 1828

  • We cannot say that we regarded this as the most pleasant of our experiences, as our billets were not of the best either for Officers, who were mostly crowded into a few cottages, and took turns at bathing in small tin baths in the sculleries, or men who were also crowded in somewhat unwholesome schools, while our menu consisted monotonously of bully beef and pickle, and army biscuit and cheese.

    The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919 History of the 1/8th Battalion

  • An immense variety of ornamental paving and walling tiles is now manufactured of different colours, sizes and shapes, and the use of these for lining sculleries, lavatories, bathrooms, provision shops, &c., makes for cleanliness and improved sanitary conditions.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • She was diminutive and flat-chested; her skin was sallow from life-long confinement in basement sculleries and the atmosphere of the Bloomsbury boarding-house.

    A Tall Ship On Other Naval Occasions


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