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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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In southern shrine, there is a porch overlooking the courtyard, which is connected to antechamber from both sides, and also it joins courtyard with stone steps.
With regards to structure 46 and 64, we also identified the presence of circular pits in the antechambers (Fig.
Without special equipment you can get to the entrance and part of the antechamber of the Devetashka Cave, which is what we are aiming for next.
Additional features include HEPA-filtered air showers and antechambers, low-clearance roll-up pass-throughs, fluorescent and 254nm germicidal UV lighting, viewing, and a complete line of furnishings.
Antechambers and partitions create gowning area or different cleanliness zones
Many homes have double front doors, while some public buildings and shops have a system of three doors and antechambers to trap the warm air and keep the cold air out.
The reading rooms, tucked to the sides like antechambers feel almost marginal.
An array of DJ impresarios - including Brandon Block and Lisa Pin Up - whip up a storm with classic house anthems and big beats as the crowd battle for dance space and oxygen within all four bustling antechambers.
Both know that to admit this would be to admit that their lives so far, in the waiting rooms and antechambers of authority, had been so much wasted time.
The group had free rein to roam the 14th century building's creaky great hall, complete with suits of armour and portraits, and its various stuffy antechambers - reporting some spooky sounds and sights.
Moujan's imaginative camera glides through the antechambers, committee rooms, and red-carpeted corridors of power, focusing on particular statues, stacks of dossiers or piles of money along the way.
It is hard to imagine using this text in an undergraduate literature course, the way one might the TLF Pantagruel, but this record of personal disappointments and desperate attempts to recover lost payments mixed with sudden suspicions and obsequious waiting in antechambers would certainly be useful in a graduate offering on what Blanchard calls "l'histoire totale.