front room


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Three other victims were in the front room of the room that police say Sutherland shot at, and the front door's glass was shattered by gunfire. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville man shot neighbor and fired at home in Portland neighborhood, police say," 24 July 2019 Sometimes Tavarion slept in a room with his cousins, other times in the front room or the basement. Mary Schmich,, "‘Living 24 deep’: How Tavarion Foster made his way from homelessness to college," 28 June 2019 The day after the moon landing brought another one of those interminable afternoons in the front room—nothing on the telly, stale, old-folks’ chat in the air. Kevin Dettmar, The New Yorker, "Witnessing the Moon Landing in Ireland, at the Start of the Troubles," 20 July 2019 During the standoff, officers rescued a man and a woman from the front room of the house. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "'A horrible act of violence': 5 dead in Silicon Valley murder-suicide, police say," 24 June 2019 Originally, the two operated as co-chefs, but in 2018, Young assumed full control of the kitchen, while Plotnick took charge of the front room. Phil Vettel,, "Michelin-star winning Temporis executive chef departs, says his plans are in flux," 27 June 2019 The front room’s walls will feature funky framed pictures, masks and Wright’s collection of vintage neon beer signs. Ava Garcia, azcentral, "Here's what you need to know about Ted's Refreshments in downtown Tempe," 25 June 2019 An unknown number of gunmen used handguns to fire into the home, where three children were playing video games in a front room. Alexa Díaz,, "Shooting leaves man with 9 gunshot wounds, barely misses kids in house," 5 June 2019 The plotless performance begins in the capacious front room, then soon moves into the bi-level back room. Laura Collins-hughes, New York Times, "Exponential Festival: Unexpected Theater in Unfamiliar Real Estate," 24 Jan. 2018

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1781, in the meaning defined above

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