alcove : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a small recess opening off a larger room

  • The experience begins before a single plate is served, with the setting: a tatami-mat room, bare save for the tokonoma, the alcove in the corner that displays a single scroll of .
  • And so it was that my wife and I sat down for lunch with Buffett in a cozy, wood-paneled alcove of the Manhattan steakhouse Smith Wollensky.
  • Refusing a table in the alcove reserved for rank, General "Ike" joined a line of junior officers at the cafeteria.
News & Articles

  • Quicklisting: Silver Towers
    Silver TowersBeautiful Alcove studio apartments from $3,490Home office or sleeping alcove, open views of city
    June 25, 2013 - Curbed New York
  • The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech
    This isn’t your childhood library. The Hunt Library at North Carolina State University is beautiful. The main floor looks more like a sleek Apple showroom than a stuffy library. And instead of a Genius Bar, there’s an Ask Me alcove, where you can get help on everything from laptops to flash drives. Rather than the Dewey system, color-coded walls, stairs and elevators help you find not just books ...
    June 25, 2013 - Techland

  • Holly Benson in Washington Post
    When you walk in the front door of the bathroom, and you walk into the alcove, before you get to the stalls, there will be a swinging door that will be labeled men or women as appropriate,said Holly Benson, secretary for the Department of...
  • Lisa Rinna in Washington Post
    And then I said, 'OK, think back to 15 years ago. Would we ever have thought we'd be sitting under this little alcove under the stage, starring on Broadway?' It was a cool moment, hard to describe,Rinna says.
  • President Bush in Politics Daily (blog)
    Irving Kristol is a wide-ranging thinker whose writings have helped transform America's political landscape,George W. Bush said that day. "As young men, he and his fellow student radicals in City College's 'alcove number one,' devoted...

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