parquet

Part of speech: noun

The main floor space behind the orchestra of a theater. parquette.

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Usage examples "parquet":

  1. A smooth sea of Vienna parquet spreads before them, and established on the stage, the British Grenadiers themselves- no mere piano and fiddle- are striking up the initial quadrille. - "Doctor Cupid", Rhoda Broughton.
  2. I sat down on a sofa and sadly fixed my gaze on the parquet floor. - "The Professional Aunt", Mary C.E. Wemyss.
  3. The plaudits echo through the wide parquet Where the fair audience upon the grass, Each knight beside his lady- love, is set, While overhead the merry winds do pass. - "The Two Twilights", Henry A. Beers.