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1. A nook or corner beside an open fireplace.
2. A bench, especially either of two facing benches, placed in a nook or corner beside a fireplace.

[ingle + nook.]


Brit a corner by a fireplace; chimney corner


(ˈɪŋ gəlˌnʊk)

a corner or nook near a fireplace.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inglenook - a corner by a fireplaceinglenook - a corner by a fireplace    
nook, corner - an interior angle formed by two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room"


[ˈɪŋglnʊk] Nrincón m de la chimenea


nKaminecke f
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The pugilist's own background presented an elaborate scheme of oak and tiles, with inglenooks green from the joiner, and a china cupboard with leaded panes behind his bullet head.
Priscilla, who would have had to cross the room to reach the kitchen door, lost her head, wildly plunged the chocolate cake under a cushion on the inglenook sofa, and dashed upstairs.
Yet no one had retired, except the children and "old Feyther Taft," who being too deaf to catch many words, had some time ago gone back to his inglenook. Wiry Ben was feeling very uncomfortable, and almost wishing he had not come to hear Dinah; he thought what she said would haunt him somehow.
Finally he lit his pipe, and sitting in the inglenook of the old village inn he talked slowly and at random about his case, rather as one who thinks aloud than as one who makes a considered statement.
The updated 16th century house still has its old beams, exposed trusses, leaded windows, exposed brick walls and brick inglenooks.
"We opened up both fireplaces and found Inglenooks. We also put a log burning stove in," explains the owner.
We have free range animals, and hand reared chicks that just love to get to know our visitors, and a garden which is a lovely setting for a cream tea or lunch and a glass of wine in the sun' Inglenooks' farm shop sells everything from jams to chutneys, coffee and cheese - representing the best of what the region has to offer.
The other three inglenooks are less traditional, more theatrical.
Inside the original old property there are exposed beams and timbers, inglenooks and exposed wood flooring.