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dinner service

a set of matching plates, dishes, etc, suitable for serving a meal to a certain number of people
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  • The figs and dates and toffee were set out in the doll's dinner service.

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  • Still, she did not like to see that dinner service go out of the house.

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  • Martha had, in fact, hurried back after she had removed the dinner service.

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  • The dinner service included gold plates and gold knives and forks.

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  • But the dinner service was ordinary; the only wine was Dry Catawba; Rinda's ideas of waiting, too, were primitive.

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  • The American dinner service is much more simple, and is the one usually adopted in modest establishments in this country.

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  • George exclaimed, indicating a teaset, dinner service, and a quantity of art pottery.

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  • On this was laid a dinner service, so small that it was evidently more for ornament than use.

  • While in Middlebrook, Washington desired a dinner service of white queen's-ware, and he wrote to Philadelphia to obtain it.

    Stories of New Jersey

    Frank Richard Stockton
  • The same thing applied to the dinner service: plates, salt-cellars and sugar-bowl of Chinese, Japanese and Swedish porcelain.

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