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blue chamber

A room that all but the owner are forbidden entry into. The term takes its name from the French fable of "Blue Beard," who stores the bodies of his murdered former wives in a locked chamber in his castle. My wife has something of a blue chamber in the house; it's always locked, and she'll never tell me what's inside.
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chamber of commerce

n. toilet; restroom. Q: Where’s Bob? A: Oh, Bob’s in the chamber of commerce.
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Tom always made Chambers go in swimming with him, and stay by him as a protection.
Chambers could dive without inconvenience, and was fond of doing it.
My only thought was to place as much distance as possible between me and that frightful chamber of torture.
After a time I came to a passage that seemed in some mysterious way familiar to me, and presently, chancing to glance within a chamber which led from the corridor I saw three Mahars curled up in slumber upon a bed of skins.
Because my friend fights there alone," I answered, as I hastily sought and found the keys upon the carcass of the dead custodian of this grim chamber of horrors.
Instantly the door swung upon its pivot, and the contiguous section of the floor upon which I was standing carried me with it into the chamber where Tars Tarkas fought.
At that moment there appeared in the doorway of the chamber a red warrior with naked sword.
But Gahan had already crossed the room and entered the chamber beyond.
I drew Woola out of harm's way, and then began a careful survey of as much of the Chamber of Reptiles as I could see from where I stood.
He led me to an inner chamber where I beheld a battery of twenty radium pumps any one of which was equal to the task of furnishing all Mars with the atmosphere compound.
Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, Soon I heard again a tapping somewhat louder than before.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he, But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door-- Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door-- Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
At what hour, mademoiselle, did you go to your chamber while your father continued to work there?
A distinct draft of fresh air was blowing into the chamber through the intersection of the masonry at that particular point--and nowhere else.
Thus, every evening during that delightful hour which the two lovers passed together at the grated window, Boxtel entered Rosa's chamber to watch the progress which the black tulip had made towards flowering.