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 for Keeping room
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Keeping \Keep"ing\, n.
     1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care;
        preservation.
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              His happiness is in his own keeping.  --South.
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     2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have
        good keeping.
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              The work of many hands, which earns my keeping.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these
        subjects are in keeping with each other; his levity is not
        in keeping with the seriousness of the occasion.
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     4. (Paint.) Harmony or correspondence between the different
        parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this
        painting is not in keeping.
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     Keeping room, a family sitting room. [New Eng. & Prov.
        Eng.]
  
     Syn: Care; guardianship; custody; possession.
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