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Topic: HOUSE

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: ingle 'fire' (16-19 centuries) (from Scottish Gaelic aingeal) + nook

inglenook

noun
     
in‧gle‧nook [countable] British English
DHH a seat by the side of a large open fireplace, or the space that it is in
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