powder room

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n powder room a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Powder room See Magazine, 2.
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Usage

In literature:

Presently Dan and his companion entered a small room but a short distance away from the powder-magazine.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
Or was it that the powder was not in the store-room, or the cabin either, or in the after-part of the vessel at all?
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
It was clear that the savages had the range of the loopholes, and with one accord we fled from the room, taking the powder canisters with us.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
The one you use for a sleeping-room is absolutely necessary for the powder.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
The smell of burning powder filled the room.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
She giggled, and that reminded her, so she went to the powder room again.
"The Hated" by Frederik Pohl
They came on slowly, pulling the triggers until the room was filled with the black powder fumes.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
The gas requires more room than the powder and is further expanded by the heat released by the chemical change.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
Previous to this Daaga and three others made a rush at the regimental store-room, in which was deposited a quantity of powder.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
A powder magazine seemed a secure smoking-room alongside of the Superfluous Mansion.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In news:

The powder room, by Cynthia Von Buhler.
An envelope containing white powder was discovered Monday in the prison mail room where ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is behind bars.
TO get the most for his money (a mere $2,700) Paul Prejza, a graphic designer who lives in Hollywood Hills, Calif, put tile in his powder room where it was most needed aesthetically and functionally -- around the sink, left.
2 ¼ Cups Flour 1 Tbsp Baking Powder ½ Tsp Baking Soda ½ Tsp Salt ½ Cup Butter - softened to room temperature 1 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs ¾ Cup Pineapple Puree - note: Canned or fresh is fine, if using canned drain the pineapple well first.
Study, Mudroom, and Mudroom Powder Room .
Power to the powder room.
Study, Mudroom, and Mudroom Powder Room.
A firefighter discovered white powder in a plastic bag in a Houston Fire Department locker room.
Boise Police reported no threat following an incident where a white powder y substance was discovered in a mail room near the Idaho Statehouse.
Stories, Essays and Poems for the Powder Room.
It includes three en suite bedrooms and a powder room.
Take a look at a real Mediterranean stunner: This 7,863-square-foot home in Bluffview, built in 2000, has five bedrooms, four full baths and two powder rooms, three living areas and a five-car garage.
The multi-function, space-saving tempered glass shelf with hanging bar from the Platinum Collection by Cool Lines USA allows for diverse applications throughout the home, as well as the bath or powder room.
Jason Wu has designed a collection of powder room products for Brizo.
Powder Rooms By Nancy Robinson Ladue News.
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In science:

From x-ray and neutron powder diffraction, Ref. 4 showed that the unit cell of CsBiNb2O7 was orthorhombic at room temperature and in a √2at × √2at × ct relation to the simple tetragonal reference structure, systematic reflections being consistent with the non-polar space group Pmam and with the polar space group P21am.
Ferroelectricity in the Dion-Jacobson CsBiNb$_2$O$_7$ from first principles
The broad emission band exhibits a maximum at 475 nm, agreeing well with the room temperature data obtained for a powder sample . The pulse amplitude spectrum of MgWO4 excited by g quanta of 241Am is shown in Fig. 10.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)
Powder x-ray diffraction (XRD) studies were performed at room temperature on a STOE diffractometer (Cu Kα1 radiation, λ = 1.54056
Interplay of composition, structure, magnetism, and superconductivity in SmFeAs1-xPxO1-y
FIG. 4: Room-temperature 310 powder diffraction peak of the A and B ceramics compared with the same diffraction peak of grinded single crystal.
Antiferrodistortive phase transition in EuTiO3
The second larger crystal was grinded two hours after the X-ray measurements at 100 K and a selected grain of the powder was used for electron diffraction at room temperature.
Antiferrodistortive phase transition in EuTiO3
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