Drawing Room

Fifty years before, at daybreak on a fine summer's morning when the Riddle House had still been well kept and impressive, a maid had entered the drawing room to find all three Riddles dead. (GF1)


Short for “withdrawing room”, a room of a house to which ladies might withdraw, e.g., if the gentlemen at a dinner party have a males-only session of port and cigars after dinner. The use of such a room is not normally restricted to ladies, however.


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