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rumpus room

old-fashioned A room in a house dedicated to noisy recreational activities. I was so happy when we moved into a house with a rumpus room for the kids. I told you to play those noisy games in the rumpus room or else go outside!
See also: room, rumpus

rumpus room

n. a family recreation room. (Old but still heard.) If you kids are going to play rough, you’ll have to go down to the rumpus room.
See also: room, rumpus
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Despite its multitude of offerings, the heart of the Rumpus Room is the bar and its extensive library of spirits and custom, barrel-aged cocktail program.
So I told her what a rumpus room is, and showed her the sunniest spots in their one.
It soon became a den for the children with a rumpus room, a bedroom each, a bathroom and a network of nooks, crannies and tiny passageways perfect for playing hide-and-seek and sardines.
But the contrived script and bland direction prevent the film from developing a comic life of its own, leaving what fun there is seeming like the foundation to a rumpus room that's never finished.
Some use the extra space for a nursery or children's playroom or rumpus room - and a few may even turn it into a private gym.
Robert Fairchild * Julia Rhoads * Adrienne Benz * Maeghan McHale * Lloyd Knight * Isaac Hernandez * Sheryl Murakami * Company C Contemporary Ballet * Irina Tsikurishvili * Claudia Rahardjanoto * Ekaterina Krysanova * Nelly van Bommel * Iyar Elezra * Alex Wong * Jessika Muns * Pearlann Porter * Aparna Ramaswamy * William Wingfield * Emily Proctor * Rumpus Room * Caine Keenan * Eric Tramm * Sean Dorsey * Judith Sanchez Ruiz * Whitney Jensen *
The Rumpus Room, a shared studio for up to six artists at a time, offers the use of potter's wheels and materials.
(6) "Our True Intent Is All for Your Delight: The John Hinde Butlin's Photographs" (Photographers' Gallery, London) These photographs, taken by commercial photographers (the Dublin-based John Hinde Studio) in the 1960s and '70s to be turned into gaudy postcards publicizing Butlin's, the UK's best-known holiday camp, were here blown up to gallery scale at the behest of photographer Martin Parr and dearly revealed the cracks in the forced-entertaimnent center's shiny facade: Views of parents gulping down martinis in the bar while miserable nurses chased their feral offspring around the rumpus room said it all.
The third bedroom in the Monnow, for example, can be used in any way to suit the new owners, whether as a study, a rumpus room, or, as it is situated on the ground floor, as an extra space to accommodate a teenager and the accompanying clutter.
(Cooke's own production of Christopher Shinn's "Other People" was a sellout in the same auditorium earlier this year.) Turning the rooftop theater into a mixture of lecture hall and rumpus room, Cooke and his ingenious designer Ultz stage the play's brief action around, over and even underneath the audience.
The hotel has three stunning bars too, including the rooftop Rumpus Rooms and the contemporary ground floor cocktail den Dandelyan.
There were early forms of family rooms: enclosed breezeways and basement rumpus rooms. And most importantly, the kitchen finally became "the heart of the house." Every house built today is a descendant of those innovators.
Fiber optics expert Green examines the very tricky "last mile" in the effort to connect the inter-city fiber optic backbone to the computers ensconced in so many rumpus rooms. He describes how "fiber to the home" (FTTH) has become a lucrative endeavor for telecommunications companies, and how the services the technology allows can revolutionize the way people live and work.
"How many people," Biatta asks with an ironic smile and a hand on his hip, "have country-western rumpus rooms in their homes?" Everybody hoots.
They proceeded to drywall everything in sight, making rumpus rooms in their basements, adding breezeways and garages and generally showing off their skills and even their tools.