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(in Russia) a cafeteria or canteen:‘in Soviet stolovayas ill-tempered women plopped the food on to Bakelite plates’
restaurant, cafeteria, refectory, mess hallView synonyms
- ‘The stolovaya was filling up with workmen, who had to deposit baskets of tools as well as many layers of outer garments.’
- ‘For supper, we went to the railway workers' stolovaya.’
- ‘They might have taken lunch at the local stolovaya but otherwise they cooked at home.’
- ‘There was no incentive to remain in the stolovaya after eating.’
- ‘The stolovayas of Russia tend to distinguish themselves from the norm by allotting themselves some bizarrely fanciful and exotic names such as "Stolovaya number 35".’
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