A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study.(noun)
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Use "carrel" in a sentence
"The cast for that Carell project is awesome. okayflint for sure, gosling, carrel, and bacon. it's as interesting as it is awesome"
"Other than a dicey incident with a flasher in the stacks, which I describe in my new book, Think, my carrel deep down in the earth's molten core was my happy, cozy place."
"He transported to San Francisco, then after having breakfast at a local eatery, spent the rest of the morning in a library, putting his head down in a carrel and catnapping until the afternoon."