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Saturday, February 21, 2009

What does a chifforobe look like?

: "chifforobe"

Why: I remembered that in To Kill a Mockingbird, Mayella Ewell kept saying, "...bust up this chifforobe, and I'll give you a nickel."

Answer: It's a closet-like piece of furniture with both a space for hanging and a chest of drawers. looks like this:

Source: Wikipedia

The More You Know: Chifforobe is a portmanteau of "chiffonier" and "wardrobe." Wikipedia is also a portmanteau.

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