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corner table

a table of the 18th century having a triangular top with a triangular drop leaf of the same size.
Also called handkerchief table.
Origin of corner table
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Meade, Crupp, and Vogel were already seated at the corner table.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • The two were soon seated at a corner table in the hotel dining room.

  • He walked over to the corner table and brought it to her, smiling broadly.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • They were sitting at a corner table, and Hanaud was in the corner with his back to the wall.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • The two cowboys at the corner table had long since finished their supper.

  • I have ordered the corner table on the veranda for supper—and such a table!

  • Rand, at the corner table, had moved his chair so as to face the room.

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston
  • He turned into the inn, took a seat by a corner table, and called for a bottle of wine.


    Mary Johnston

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