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A room in a large house used by the housekeeper for the storage of preserves, cakes, and liqueurs and the preparation of tea and coffee.
- ‘British Acetones Toronto Ltd. adapted many of the storage and other buildings for the use of still rooms and it constructed a compressor house and an anti-freeze canning factory.’
- ‘We worked under her during a great part of the day, either in the still room, or at our sewing in a chamber that opened out of the great hall.’
Early 18th century: a term used earlier for a room in a house where a still was kept for the distillation of perfumes and cordials.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.