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cupboard

An enclosed storage space with shelves, esp. for dishes, glassware, etc., usually placed in kitchens or pantries.
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As I opened the second cupboard it struck me that the light was beginning to fail.
They poked under the beds with Ribby's umbrella, and they rummaged in cupboards.
The roof was mended, a kitchen maid was found--a crony of the village elder's--hens were bought, the cows began giving milk, the garden hedge was stopped up with stakes, the carpenter made a mangle, hooks were put in the cupboards, and they ceased to burst open spontaneously, and an ironing-board covered with army cloth was placed across from the arm of a chair to the chest of drawers, and there was a smell of flatirons in the maids' room.
When at last I reached our lodgings I was tired and sleepy, and glad enough to settle down again into the easy-chair, while Arthur hospitably went to his cupboard, to get me out some cake and wine, without which, he declared, he could not, as a doctor, permit my going to bed.
In a cupboard filled with books he came across one with brightly colored pictures--it was a child's illustrated alphabet--
Haven't I told you, Jarvis, that I wish those cupboards kept locked?
When the Princess got out of her crystal bed in the morning she went to her cabinet, opened one of the velvet-lined cupboards, and took the head it contained from its golden shelf.
The peasants were briskly carrying out the proprietor's goods and packing them on the carts, and Dron, liberated at Princess Mary's wish from the cupboard where he had been confined, was standing in the yard directing the men.
Then she went to a cupboard, and drew out a large skin rolled up.
In the cupboard were a few bottles, some apparently of medicine; a great many bills and other papers, which I should willingly enough have rummaged, had I had the time; and a few necessaries that were nothing to my purpose.
I don't know what you mean," remarked his wife in a tone perfectly casual, but standing stock still between the table and the cupboard.
To get anything out of the cupboard we had to scramble over the bed, and a large percentage of the various commodities thus obtained was absorbed by the bedclothes.