reading room


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reading room a room set aside for reading
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reading room a room appropriated to reading; a room provided with papers, periodicals, and the like, to which persons resort.
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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.”


In literature:

Simplicity of decoration is essential in the working rooms and reading rooms.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
Again when we have read the card, it suddenly disappears and we are in the room again.
"The Photoplay" by Hugo Münsterberg
There were ladies' oyster shops, ladies' reading rooms, and ladies' bowling alleys.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
This afternoon was very hot, and the boys spent it in their room, arranging their books and pictures, and in reading.
"The Summer Holidays" by Amerel
The ladies' reading-room is in the rear.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December, 1885" by Various
Before he had time to read the morning's report of the night's doings at the House, Salome entered the room.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
There was a large bed lounge in the sitting-room, and Quincy determined to read every story in his carpet bag, if it took him all night.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
He is in his room, reading.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
But at the Reading-room the erstwhile yacht-owner was known.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
Only Stuffer Singleton was up, reading a novel by the light of a wax-candle he had smuggled up to the room.
"The Mystery at Putnam Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield

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
Here let her rest.
This is the room she loved best,
Under the rows Of books she used to read in the deep
Leather chair, her little toes
Dangling above the floor.
"Home" by Edith Mirick
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
When in the evening twilight
The quiet book-room lies, We read the sad old ballads,
While from her hidden eyes The tears are falling, falling,
That give her heart relief; And in the evening twilight,
I think her name is Grief.
"My April Lady" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

New York Public Library reopens main reading room .
The massive reading room features a fully restored ceiling.
However, little attention has been paid to how improvements in radiology reading room design could enhance radiologists performance.
'The Reading Room ' Displays Books as Artifacts.
Accessorizing the reading room .
Sixth Floor Museum Reading Room.
New York Public Library reopens main reading room.
'The Reading Room' Displays Books as Artifacts.
Reading Woolf's extended essay 'A Room of One's Own' is a transformative moment for one 15-year-old Tucson girl.
The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will discuss "The Dream of the Earth" by Thomas Berry at 7 pm Thursday in the Conference Room at Peter White Public Library.
Richard Dreyfuss touring the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress on Monday.
" Civility in politics" is the topic of the next chat hosted by the Christian Science Reading Room, at 11 am Tuesday, Oct 23.
Ruth Fyfe Empowerment Elementary School unveiled its new Reading Oasis Room today.
I read recently that hotel rooms are the most germ infected places out there.
Chaplain Deanna Hollabaugh read from the Upper Room on prayer.

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