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Antechamber

A room that serves both as a waiting area as well as an entrance to a larger room.

antechamber

1. A room preceding a chamber.
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I call such ante-chamber music, music of isolation.
By virtue of their route through the dry-box ante-chamber, the zeolites used in non-aqueous experiments are partially dehydrated.
As well as being a magnificent tribute to artistic achievement at the court of Borso d'Este, this brilliant exhibition ensures that it will no longer be possible to view his reign of just over 20 years as simply the ante-chamber to the cultural achievements of cinquecento Ferrara.
It didn't pay off (those were the days before automatic promotion, when the so-called annual election process was an old pals' stitch-up in a smoggy ante-chamber of the Caf Royal) and Big Ron soon departed to Cambridge United for the next stage of the journey that would take him to Old Trafford.
The nomadic midfielder first blossomed under Johnson at Yeovil and is evangelical about the "revolutionary" methods that have dragged the Robins from the foot of League One to the ante-chamber of the world's richest league.
The ante-chamber outside the council chamber was transformed into a cyber cafe where staff were allowed to take a break from work to visit the county council's new website.
Speaking of his IVF clinic experience Craig said: "I was handed a copy of the men's magazine Razzle and an egg cup-sized plastic container and ushered to an ante-chamber.
Also open will be the Council Chamber and ante-chamber, where there is a fine display of original paintings of Coventry scenes by Herbert E Cox.
Other favourites open again this year are St Mary's Hall, the recently restored Blue Coat School, the Council Chamber and ante-chamber in the Council House, and the cathedral tower.