Crush room

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crush room a large room in a theater, opera house, etc., where the audience may promenade or converse during the intermissions; a foyer.
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Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Mivart I found seated in her own room, tearful and utterly crushed.
"The Seven Secrets" by William Le Queux
There was a crush in the brilliantly lighted reception-rooms of the Elysee.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
He crushed her in his arms, kissed her, gave a fat sigh, and staggered dramatically from the room.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
Under that spacious shed is the engine-room in connexion with the rollers that crush the cane.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
It crushes all the room.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
It seemed to Karen, then, that the room was filled with the whirring wings of wild emotions, caught and crushed together.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The room was closing in to crush us.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
Crushed with disappointment Ignatius staggered from the room.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, June 23, 1920" by Various
But first one word; if a man stays in this room I'll crush him to pulp!
"The Golden Age in Transylvania" by Mór Jókai
In it is a room with a painted roof; a space is left over it to prevent its being crushed in by the weight above.
"What We Saw in Egypt" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Grown thick around it, dark and deep,
The locust trees make one vast hush;
Their brawny branches crowd and crush
Its very casements, and o'ersweep
Its rotting roofs; their tranquil rush
Haunts all its spacious rooms with sleep.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Performed in full on this crushing live DVD/CD, recorded in Chicago, it left little room for embellishment or stage gymnastics.
It was her crush calling, and she ran out of the room, and facetimed with this boy.
Paradigm 's Millenia CT packs a crushing peak-system power but won't clutter up the living room.
The Paradigm Millenia CT has a crushing peak-system power of 480 watts but won't clutter up the living room.
The former Seneca Hotel on Chestnut Street in the Gold Coast has been renovated into one rad residence—and it is safe to say that I have developed a design crush on this unit, decorated by Room & Board.
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