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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 he or she has not publicly revealed his or her 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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Schnatter started the business in the broom closet of his father's tavern 26 years ago and the company has grown to be the world's third largest pizza chain.
I also recall not too long ago when I saw the 'handicapped' washroom at a local hospital being used as a broom closet and at another time, the washroom for the disabled locked, so no-one could use it.
The witness said the man sat at the bar and then got up and appeared to be looking for a restroom and tried to enter a broom closet.
SLIDING DOORS In the kitchen, a pair of floor-to-ceiling doors made with gray-washed Alaskan cedar 2-by-6s hangs from wall-mounted barn-door track to hide the washer and dryer and the broom closet.
You turn up at the allotted venue - the Tories chose Cardiff City Hall, Labour the Millennium Stadium and the Lib Dems a broom closet at the Millennium Centre.
Elsewhere, a Damien Hirst dot painting is glimpsed through the out-of-focus filigree of a Jeff Koons mirror at a Christie's auction (Mirror, 2003-2004), while one of his spin paintings is shown hanging in what looks like a broom closet (One Big One in an Edition of Five, 2003-2004).
A bit of witchcraft could probably help, so head for Marmy's Broom Closet.
com on how to find the Camaro he sold in 1984 to purchase the used restaurant equipment required to open his first restaurant, in a renovated broom closet of his father's tavern.
The organization was started in a broom closet with a raffle on a university campus and today has over 80 full time staff in South Africa and fundraising offices in London and New York.
Hallways are lined with bookshelves stocked with scientific literature and a broom closet has been turned into a pint-sized office.
Half a dozen visitors are being given a tour of the printing museum Saturday by director Mark Barbour while Soinski is in his dressing room - a broom closet in the back - getting ready for the big finale: a personal visit from Ben Franklin in his colonial print shop.
Andrew was calling out for Fergie and the children, so Bryan leapt into the nearest kitchen broom closet while Fergie threw towels and clothes in after him.
It might very well be Papa John himself, driving a replica of the '72 Z28 Camaro that he sold to purchase the equipment for his first restaurant, located in a broom closet of his father's tavern.
He admitted fathering a daughter in 2000 with Angela Ermakova after they had sex in a hotel broom closet.
Part of a women's restroom and a broom closet were converted to judge's chambers and jury assembly rooms were changed into courtrooms.