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head table

the principal table, as at a banquet or conference, often at the head of a row of tables or raised on a dais, where the presiding officer, chief speaker, guests of honor, etc., are seated. Unabridged
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  • The night came, and I found myself at the head table in the dining saloon working for dear life to keep the thing going.

    From Pillar to Post John Kendrick Bangs
  • The winners progress and change partners, after the bell rings at the head table.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • When either couple at the head table have made ten words, the bell is rung and the guests score and progress as in any other game.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
  • At the head table each player has two chances at the peanuts and then the bell is rung.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • The food at the head table was often tasted first by a servant as a precaution against poison.

  • At the head table, as at the other tables, the winners progress and the losing lady remaining begins play for the next game.

    Suppers Paul Pierce

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