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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUBICLE

The white curtain walls of the cubicle contracted, closed in on her.

Bill Dickson strolled over from the direction of his own cubicle.

Then I got to my feet and wearily opened the door of my cubicle.

When John Storm awoke in his cubicle next morning he saw his way clearer.

You traversed these like a convict, speaking to no one, and entered your own cubicle.

She did hope Judith's room was near hers; at least hers was not a room, but a cubicle.

He stood at the door of The Guesser's cubicle, accompanied by a sergeant-at-arms.

I was propped on my elbows on the bunk in my cubicle, nursing the jangle in my leg.

And in his flurry he went off, poker in hand, to the cubicle.

No sooner was she out of her cubicle than the blow descended.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "bedroom," from Latin cubiculum "bedroom," from cubare "to lie down," originally "bend oneself," from PIE root *keu(b)- "to bend, turn." With Latin -clom, suffix denoting place. Obsolete from 16c. but revived 19c. for "dormitory sleeping compartment," sense of "any partitioned space" (such as a library carrel or, later, office work station) is first recorded 1926.

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