dead room

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dead room a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
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Usage

In literature:

This is, however, but the first storey, containing the antechambers of the dead, but not their living-rooms.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 5 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
There was now a dead silence in the room, and all listened intently to hear what the lad had to say to the duellist.
"The Cornet of Horse" by G. A. Henty
As for Harry Edgham, he entered the empty room which he had occupied with his dead wife.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
They then drew the curtain and went away, leaving the dead body shut up in the room.
"The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. II. (of V.)" by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
They won't come to my room, and Marcee is perhaps dead.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
I found him lying dead on the floor of the rear room.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
I was attacked as I left the room, and but for a lucky accident, should now be dead.
"Dead Man's Rock" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Evelina went back trembling to the room where her dead cousin lay, and covered her face, and closed the shutter again.
"Evelina's Garden" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
As the child moved towards the door of the room, for the purpose of unbarring it, he fell over the dead body of his father.
"Secret Band of Brothers" by Jonathan Harrington Green
Rynason stared at the dead screen for only a moment; he wheeled and ran back to the outer room.
"Warlord of Kor" by Terry Gene Carr
When Mrs. Lloyd entered the room, the attention of every one was taken from the dead man on the bed and concentrated upon the woman.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
And in the outer room Foster-father snored, and even Roy's keen, hawk-face lay like one dead.
"The Adventures of Akbar" by Flora Annie Steel
I decline to sit in a hot room and eat dead animals, even with you to amuse me!
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
Like a man in a nightmare he saw her turn a deadly white face upon him, and then the door closed and he was alone in her little room!
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
He now invited me to descend into the parlour; "for," said he, "the air of this room is deadly.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
With a shudder I gave the deadly little reptile room and floundered forward a prey to exhaustion, melancholy, and red-bugs.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
A Western man likes lots of room; dead or alive, it irks him to be crowded.
"Raw Gold" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The day was dawning when they brought her in and laid her on the bed of her little room more dead than alive.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
Next morning Rome was thrown into consternation by the news that Scipio was found dead in his room.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
There fell a dead silence: all in the room knew that the ship was lost, but it was terrible to hear it again.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
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In poetry:

The dead are dead; with them 'tis well
Within their narrow room;--
No memories haunt their hearts who dwell
Within the grave and tomb.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
And Love looked down from a lattice above
Where the roses were dry as the lips of the dead:
"There is not room in the House of Love
For you both," he said.
"Song" by Alfred Noyes
And go to you within that dingy room
Above the stair,
To find you in the gloom,
As though you sadly dozed,
With dead eyes partly closed,
Within your chair.
"To a Man who Wished to Die" by Leon Gellert
Heart broken to the room I crept,
To mother's side. All still . . . she slept . . .
I bent, I sought to raise her head . . .
"Oh, God, have pity!" she was dead.
"Room 7: The Coco-Fiend" by Robert W Service
I recollected a great room. The day,
Half dead, lit faintly on the walls the pale
And sudden eyes that showed the formal play
Of woven actors in some curious tale.
"The Ivory Piece" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
Oh quit the Room, Oh quit the deathful Bed,
Or thou wilt die, so tender is thy Heart,
Oh leave me, Delia, e'er thou see me dead,
These weeping Friends will do thy mournful Part:
"Elegy XIII" by James Hammond

In news:

A UW-Milwaukee student has been arrested after a relative was found dead in a dorm room - victim of a possible heroin overdose.
Louis charter school alum found dead in college dorm room .
Missouri Valley College officials say an 18 year old freshman found dead in his dorm room appears to have died from natural causes.
Andy Reid's son Garrett found dead in Lehigh dorm room .
(KNSI) A 22-year-old junior from Nebraska has been found dead in his dorm room at the University of St Thomas in St Paul.
A prominent french civilian servant and academic has been found dead in "suspicious" circumstances inside his Manhattan hotel room.
But police said he was pronounced dead in the emergency room.
North Carolina couple found dead in Galveston hotel room.
Less than two weeks ago Bruce Campbell — the star of 1981?s The Evil Dead — told a room full of geeks at New York Comic Con that the upcoming reboot of the flick would not "screw you over" when it came to pleasing fans of gore.
A student from Belmar was found dead in her dorm room Monday at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
5 Florida teens found dead in hotel room.
5 Florida teens found dead in hotel room .
There's a mystery in the South Bay where an up and coming arena football player was found dead late Monday in a Santa Clara hotel room.
French Academic Found Dead In His Midtown Hotel Room.
When there's no room left in hell the dead will shake their booties.
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In science:

Although there is still some room for improvement, the ultimate speed of these devices is limited by the performance of the single photon detector (SPD), such as its dead time, efficiency, afterpulsing probability, etc.
Experimental demonstration of a high speed quantum random number generation scheme based on measuring phase noise of a single mode laser
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