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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUPBOARD

Now this cupboard had been the lumber-room in Caleb's household.

It was the neatest, best-stored Ritualistic cupboard in Bumsteadville.

Lyddy stood by the cupboard, lookin' straight at the glass spoon-holder.

It had also that peculiar smell of cupboard which seems to come of poverty.

Why, for all I know, there may be one of them under that bed, inside that cupboard.

With a struggle he muttered, "The bottle, the bottle, in the cupboard behind you."

A hat with silver braiding hangs above them in the cupboard.

But the mystery of that hut, that cupboard, did more to keep him calm than anything else.

Charlie stood gazing at the contents of the cupboard for some moments.

Geoff followed her, after depositing his bag in the cupboard.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a board or table to place cups and like objects," from cup (n.) + board (n.1). As a type of closed cabinet for food, etc., from early 16c.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.