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broom closet

The figurative place where one hides one's practice of Wicca or other Pagan religious beliefs or activities from other people, likened to a homosexual person being "in the closet" when they have not publicly revealed their sexual orientation. "Broom" is a reference to the stereotypical accessory of witches. I had been studying the intricacies of real witchcraft for several years before I came out of the broom closet to my parents.
See also: broom, closet
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Schmidt followed Allen in many ways and to many places, including that Montreal broom closet.
The image conveyed is of some intrepid investigator who came upon said manuscript in a broom closet where it had been left to moulder among the sponges and buckets.
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Did not," Sheree's eight-year-old brother said as he popped his head out of the broom closet.
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It will be delivered broom closet on each floor, complete with sink and space for washing equipment.
8220;We've designed into the floor plans dedicated storage for a full-sized kitchen trash can, silverware drawer, long utensil drawer, lay down spice rack drawer, pots & pans drawer, wine rack, optional dishwasher, broom closet, dual full-sized clothes basket storage, a cabinet that stores a mini step ladder for those hard to reach cabinets and even a hide-a-way pet feeding station,” says Hershberger.
The toilet occupied a space no bigger dian a broom closet (seriously, if you leaned forward your forehead would touch die wall opposite) while die shower was in a block at die bottom of die hill and you would share a cubicle with a spider or two.
The toilet occupied a space no bigger than a broom closet seriously, if you leaned forward your forehead would touch the wall opposite) while the shower was in a block at the bottom of the hill and you would share a cubicle with a spider or two.