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Cubicle   /kjˈubɪkəl/   Listen

Small room in which a monk or nun lives.  Synonym: cell.
Small individual study area in a library.  Synonyms: carrel, carrell, stall.
Small area set off by walls for special use.  Synonyms: booth, kiosk, stall.

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"Cubicle" Quotes from Famous Books

... relationships. I recall the case of a sexually perverse young man of twenty who on a number of occasions performed the following acts with boys of about thirteen years of age. He would go to a public bath, induce a boy of thirteen or so to enter his dressing cubicle, and, as if in joke, tie the boy's hands together. In reality, as he did this, he experienced sexual excitement to the point of ejaculation. This latter occurred especially when he touched the boy's ...
— The Sexual Life of the Child • Albert Moll

... rooms, three cells apiece, facing Siena and the western mountains. There is accommodation, he told us, for three hundred monks; but only three are left in it. As this order was confined to members of the nobility, each of the religious had his own apartment—not a cubicle such as the uninstructed dream of when they read of monks, but separate chambers for sleep and study ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete - Series I, II, and III • John Symonds

... velvet. It was the only really comfortable chair in the room but Ray never sat in it. It reminded him, vaguely, of a coffin. The corridors of the apartment house were long, narrow, and white-walled. You traversed these like a convict, speaking to no one, and entered your own cubicle. A toy dwelling for toy people. But Ray was a man-size man. When he was working downtown his mind did not take temporary refuge in the thought of the feverish little apartment to which he was to return at night. It wasn't ...
— Gigolo • Edna Ferber

... hypnogogic, stupefacient, mesmeric, soporific, dormitive, soporiferous, soporous, somnific, somnolent, somniloquous, antihypnotic, morphean, oversleep, morphine, narcosis, lullaby, incubation, hypnogenic, Mara, Morpheus, Hypnos, Somnus, dormitory, diurnation, cubicle, insomniac, hibernation, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming

... big man dropped down from the guard's cubicle overhead, grinning cheerfully. He needed a shave—Yetsko always did, in the mornings—and in his leather Literates' guard uniform, he looked like some ogreish giant out of the ...
— Null-ABC • Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

... negation of individuality had come and gone, and left scarcely any record of himself either in his room or in the memories of those who had surrounded his existence in the house. Sophia had decided to descend from the sixth floor, partly because the temptation of a large room, after months in a cubicle, was rather strong; but more because of late she had been obliged to barricade the door of the cubicle with a chest of drawers, owing to the propensities of a new tenant of the sixth floor. It was useless to complain to the concierge; the sole effective ...
— The Old Wives' Tale • Arnold Bennett

... was standing outside the cubicle that had been built for Snookums. Her back and the palms of her hands were pressed against the door. Her head was bowed, and her red hair, shining like a hellish flame in the light of the glow panels, fell around her shoulders and cheeks, ...
— Unwise Child • Gordon Randall Garrett

Words linked to "Cubicle" :   call box, tollbooth, alcove, closet, shower stall, room, voting booth, depository library, telephone box, library, shower bath, bay, polling booth, telephone kiosk, confessional, telephone booth, monastery, prompt box, phone booth, prompter's box, tolbooth, tollhouse, convent

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