cupboard


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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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The second cupboard revealed (in the upper division of it) some really beautiful cameos--not mounted, but laid on cotton-wool in neat cardboard trays.
The cupboard door was not locked, so they pushed it open and came out.
"Oh, don't talk of Conspiracies!" her husband savagely interrupted, as he tossed the dagger into the cupboard. "You know about as much how to manage a Conspiracy as if you were a chicken.
He put the book back in the cupboard and closed the door, for he did not wish anyone else to find and destroy his treasure, and as he went out into the gathering darkness he closed the great door of the cabin behind him as it had been before he discovered the secret of its lock, but before he left he had noticed the hunting knife lying where he had thrown it upon the floor, and this he picked up and took with him to show to his fellows.
"Much good that would be!" Then she went to a cupboard, and drew out a large skin rolled up.
The keys were hanging in the cupboard; and it was my design to furnish myself with arms before my uncle should come again to his senses and the power of devising evil.
When Nanda had supported Langwidere to a position in front of cupboard No.
Mrs Verloc turned slowly towards the cupboard, saying with deliberation:
At length he rises, throws open the door of a corner cupboard, and refers to a few uncouth chalked strokes on its inner side.
So she went to the cupboard and cut herself some bread, which she spread with butter.
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.
"Well," remarked the woman, as she bustled around the room and set the table and brought food from the cupboard, "you were unlucky to live all alone in that dismal forest, which is much worse than the forest around here; but perhaps your luck will change, now you are away from it.