One tough cookie

Friday - - Mind Games -

Ques­tion In an ear­lier era, it was cus­tom­ary for the ladies to with­draw to the draw­ing room af­ter din­ner leav­ing the men to con­verse around the din­ner ta­ble. What is the et­y­mo­log­i­cal con­nec­tion of this cus­tom to the term ‘draw­ing room’?

room’ with­draw­ing‘ of form ab­bre­vi­ated an is room Draw­ing An­swer

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