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Crush-room (The)

of an opera or theatre. A room provided for ladies where they can wait till their carriages are called. Called crush because the room is not only crowded, but all crush towards the door, hoping each call will be that of their own carriage. “Mrs. X.’s carriage stops the way.” “Lord X.’s carriage,” etc.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Crozier or Crosier
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Crude Forms
Cruel (The)
Cruel (now Crewel) Garters
Crummy
Crump
Crusades
Crush
Crush-room (The)
Crusoe (A)
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Crusted Port
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