Withdrawing-room With*draw"ing-room`, n. [See {Withdraw}, and cf. {Drawing-room}.] A room for retirement from another room, as from a dining room; a drawing-room. [1913 Webster]

A door in the middle leading to a parlor and withdrawing-room. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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