warm spot

warm′ spot`

Informal. a memory or group of memories that one regards with affection.
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The red tint of his clear-cut face with trim short black whiskers under a cap of curly iron-grey hair was the only warm spot in the dinginess of that room cooled by the cheerless tablecloth.
The chronicler of passing events sat through it, motionless, with suspended pen; and when the movement was complete Poesy was represented in that place by nothing but a warm spot on the wooden chair.
But over his heart there seemed to be a warm spot, where those young hands had placed that precious dollar.
The period during which a monarchical country is governed by a warm spot on the cushion of the throne.
Sphynx often curl up in sunny spots on the floor, fuzzy blankets, and the warm spot on the couch when you get up to get a drink.
Leave to rise in a warm spot for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
They all like a dry and warm spot and do very well in rockeries, around walls and between paving.
Transfer the dough ball to a lightlyoiled bowl, cover with clingfilm and pop in a warm spot.
A hospital spokesperson said: "He had got in through the cat flap and found a nice warm spot to sleep in.
3 Shape into a ball, place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm spot for 90 mins, or until it has doubled in volume.
Water thoroughly and set it in a bright, warm spot. Water lightly until a stem begins to grow.