still-room

still-room
still-room «STIHL ROOM, -RUM», noun. British.
1. (originally) a room in a house in which cordials and other alcoholic liquors were distilled: »

A hundred years ago every lady in the country had her still-room (Thackeray).

2. (later) a room where cordials, preserves, or the like, are kept, and tea and coffee are prepared.
[< still2 + room]

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