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As soon as I was in the old gentleman he locked the door and barred it and bolted it, and told the young men to come in with their guns, and they all went in a big parlor that had a new rag carpet on the floor, and got together in a corner that was out of the range of the front windows -- there warn't none on the side.
He killed a couple of battalions of cats (Tangier is full of them) and made a parlor carpet out of their hides.
All the attractions of a house were concentrated in one room; it was kitchen, chamber, parlor, and keeping-room; and whatever satisfaction parent or child, master or servant, derive from living in a house, I enjoyed it all.
As she came up the street, on her return, she saw three, yes, four heads popping in and out of the parlor windows, and the moment they saw her, several hands were waved, and several joyful voices screamed.
At other times she received him at the house and was given the use of the parlor for that purpose.
Christie's only reply to this levity was a look of superior resignation as she crossed the hall and entered the parlor.
It is my Puritan ancestor, who hangs yonder in the parlor.
The heavers forward now resume their song, and while the one tackle is peeling and hoisting a second strip from the whale, the other is slowly slackened away, and down goes the first strip through the main hatchway right beneath, into an unfurnished parlor called the blubber-room.
The party moved along the hall, the twins in advance, and entered the open parlor door, whence issued a low hum of conversation.
Magdalen found herself in a long, narrow room, consisting of a back parlor and a front parlor, which had been thrown into one by opening the folding-doors between them.
It's a fine doctor would have his parlor full of hedgehogs and mice
When the weather began to grow cool, Grandfather's chair had been removed from the summer parlor into a smaller and snugger room.