lumber room


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lumber room a storeroom in a house where odds and ends can be stored (especially furniture)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lumber room a room in which unused furniture or other lumber is kept.
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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Pedantry is the showy display of knowledge which crams our heads with learned lumber and then takes out our brains to make room for it.”


In literature:

Pegaway Hall is not a bad place, and quite enough room in it when the lumber's cleared out o' the way.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
This floor consisted of three bedrooms and a lumber-room.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
The lumber-room had many memories for the dreamer in the tent-door.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
I opened it and saw that it was the entrance to a small dark lumber room.
"A Master of Mysteries" by L. T. Meade
Give me those briars, child, and don't lumber the room with such messes.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
It seemed to the girls as if they must have penetrated to some forgotten lumber room.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
Meanwhile, the first of June was fast approaching, and as yet no one had a suspicion of the treasure hidden away in Mrs. Munn's lumber room.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
When Olive made fresh tea he brought her more sliced lemons from the lumber room, where Rosina was washing the cups.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
There were two great rooms running the whole length of the house: the first was a lumber-room, the second her own especial cell.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
It was in a sort of lumber-room where all sorts of odds and ends had accumulated.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Sitting room, bed-room, lumber-room.
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
The door of a lumber room stood wide open, and on its floor sheets of paper, letters and documents lay scattered about.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
We had only one room and none of us had the money to buy the lumber needed.
"Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt" by William James Edwards
He determined to take it down, and stow it away in the lumber room.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
He liked to be in the cars or on a lumber pile or in the plane room.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
They went into the house, examined patent hinges and locks, and explored the vacant rooms and mysterious garrets filled with lumber.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877." by Various
She had advanced to the middle of the room when suddenly she saw that the door into the lumber room, or laboratory, at the back, was open.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
There are people whose minds are like a lumber-room, littered with all sorts of odds and ends.
"The Book of Courage" by John Thomson Faris
Communicating with this last is a room destined for the reception of useless lumber and broken ornaments.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
We arrived first and Craig hurried into the lumber-room, where fortunately he found everything undisturbed.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve

In news:

Interior Margins at the Lumber Room .
Interior Margins at the Lumber Room.
It's decorated for the holidays so now is a great time to visit this historic 20-room mansion that was built in 1897 by lumber baron Robert Lytle.
Lumber Room's Terrain Shift.
Detroit's late-19th-century heyday is on display in this pink granite, 52-room mansion, originally built in 1894 for lumber baron David Whitney .