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sickroom

(sĭk′ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
n.
A room occupied by a sick person.
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Nevertheless, in "On Being Ill," Woolf does mock women who, already relegated to the confines of the drawing room, voluntarily sink further into the folds of domesticity by occupying the gloom of the sickroom and therefore seeming oblivious to their own exploitation.
If for the nurse, the sickroom is a space to be managed and the patient is a "case" whose symptoms and imagination must be closely monitored for signs of disturbance, for the ill subject, the sickroom becomes a reprieve.
"Fastening the links on her cuffs, in preparation for the night's watch," Nurse McInnis lords over the sickroom with an ominous efficiency (343).
(30) See Miriam Bailin, The Sickroom in Victorian Fiction: The Art of Being Ill (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994).
Smith as well, out of their small, quasi-familial circle, into the sickrooms of the larger community, and thereby into the wider historical arena of the new competitive economy.
However, there used to be a quaint and quite unnecessary Victorian ritual of removing the house plants from sickrooms at night, lest they compete with the invalid for air.
RUETENIK, "Sickrooms and Special Revelations: William James' Religion of the Individual." Adviser: Charlene Haddock Seigfried.
The dawn dimness was noisy with waking birds (my mother believed all sickrooms should have open windows), and though I could see Papa's lips move, I couldn't hear what he said.
The opening sentence introduces us into the sickroom of the lady of the house: "Mme Darbedat held a rahat-loukoum between her fingers." The family name makes one think of Latin verb forms.