• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reading-room a room with papers, periodicals, &c., resorted to for reading
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  • Igor Stravinsky
    Igor Stravinsky
    “Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has to the book I am reading.”
  • Groucho Marx
    “I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rǽdan, to discern, read—rǽd, counsel; Ger. rathen, to advise.


In literature:

PUNCHINELLO is glad that the Directory of the Association have paused on the question of opening the Reading-room on Sundays.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870" by Various
Draxy sat at the eastward bay-window of her sitting-room, reading to Reuby.
"Saxe Holm's Stories" by Helen Hunt Jackson
He found Jarvis alone in the reading-room, a book open before sightless eyes.
"Bambi" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
It was done so noiselessly that the colored servant in the room directly opposite, across the narrow shaft, was not disturbed in her reading.
"The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories" by Nicholas Carter
She was alone in the music-room reading a piece of music, and her back was to the door when he entered.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
He was shown into the reading-room and writing materials were set before him.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
The same thing is true of the influence of reading rooms.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
Joel remained in the reading-room, on the lower floor, where he spent his time in mechanically looking over the Christiania papers.
"Ticket No. "9672"" by Jules Verne
They complained that it cut on two-thirds of the light from the front windows of the reading-room.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
When I at length settled down to my books again and tried to read, I became aware, for the first time, that the room seemed growing cold.
"The Empty House And Other Ghost Stories" by Algernon Blackwood

In poetry:

"Here is the book wherein he read,
The room wherein he dwelt;
And he" (they said) "was such a man,
Such things he thought and felt."
"To a Dead Poet" by Amy Levy
And while my life enjoys zestfully eating and fills with gas,
I feel him lean in that requisite little side room,
Where he invisibly reads, rustling the evening paper.
"One Hour Ater The Dance Of Death" by Franz Werfel
Then as he lay full length and read,
The firelight flickered on his face,
And etched his shadow on the gloom,
And made a picture in the room,
In that most humble place.
"Lincoln" by Nancy Byrd Turner
The Woman
She proudly sits within her home of gloom,
and reads and reads his lines with wistful smile,
then, eyes aglisten, seeks the empty room
(and he within his bloody grave the while.)
"The Three Concerned" by Leon Gellert
ODORA SPEAKS.--It is a happy story. In my father's room
Of precious volumes late I fell on this;
And read it in this garden; sweet romance,
It brought the love-beats to my heart, drops to mine eyes.
"The Lover" by James Avis Bartley
He sized it all; and Patience laid
Her hand in John's, and looked afraid,
And waited. And a stiller set
O' folks, I KNOW, you never met
In any court room, where with dread
They wait to hear a verdick read.
"Squire Hawkins's Story" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

When Robert Griffin III and the Redskins headed to the locker room at halftime, the rookie quarterback's stat line read 11-for-13 for 182 yards and two touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 passer rating.
Well, friends, it's finally closing-time in the Reading Room.
The Reading Room at the Berkeley Museum of Art.
Peppercorn 's Magical Reading Room' is rapidly acquiring a cult following.
SFO's Christian Science Reading Room .
WSF reading room needs a 'quiet sign' Letters Nov 18.
One of the staples of the Christian Science religion is its reading room .
D Reading Room Presents Wonderful World by Javier Calvo.
Oriental Division Reading Room .
A new reference collection will be housed in Sterling Library's Linonia and Brothers reading room.
The last few weeks, there was a sign outside the Chiefs' locker room that read, "Eliminate Bad Football".
I look at the pictures, and if I really like a room, I read the captions.
Here, Joy Casey reads to a group inside the Kangaroo Room.MICHAEL DAVIS PHOTO.
BAXTER — Award-winning writer Charmaine Donovan, Brainerd, will present the next Speaking of Books program from 4:30 to 6 pm June 21 in the Joe Plut Reading Room at Prairie Bay Restaurant in Baxter.
The Rose Main Reading Room at the 42nd Street branch of the New York Public Library .

In science:

The signal is amplified by a cold transformer and a room-temperature low-noise pre-amplifier before being read out by a lock-in amplifier.
MACHe3, a prototype for non-baryonic dark matter search: KeV event detection and multicell correlation
The read out electronics operates at room temperature and is composed of standard NIM and CAMAC modules.
Experimental study of a liquid Xenon PET prototype module
If ρ is mixed, as is the case in room temperature experiments, the expectation value represents an averaged read out over the statistical mixture of states.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The capacitive sensors were calibrated at room temperature by raising the bimorph stage with a three-axis positioner and recording the micrometer readings from the z axis of the positioner along with the capacitive readings.
Constraints on Yukawa-Type Deviations from Newtonian Gravity at 20 Microns
At low temperatures, with the system under vacuum, the capacitive sensors and the room temperature calibrations (rather than the micrometer readings) were used to indicate the relative position and tilt between stages.
Constraints on Yukawa-Type Deviations from Newtonian Gravity at 20 Microns