from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chair, of the Chippendale period of English furniture, which faces diagonally, that is, which is so made that one corner is directly in front, and the opposite corner directly behind. Also called corner-chair.
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There was plenty of room by her on the divan, but Henri drew up a smoking-chair, which he turned round, and, sitting down astride on it, folded his arms over the back.