from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dressing-room; a tiring-room.
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Which men a garret vile, but players the tire-room name:
The actress and her nurse had returned from the theatre; and Isabel, fatigued and exhausted, had thrown herself on a sofa, while Gionetta busied herself with the long tresses which, released from the fillet that bound them, half concealed the form of the actress, like a veil of threads of gold; and while she smoothed the luxuriant locks, the old nurse ran gossiping on about the little events of the night, -- the scandal and politics of the scenes and the tire-room.