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side table

a table intended to be placed against a wall.
Origin of side table
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The waiter put the cage down upon a side table, and then carried a plate of meat to the place, and put it in the cage.

    Rollo on the Atlantic Jacob Abbott
  • Gifts of pretty and pleasing objects were displayed on a side table.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • As he spoke, Mrs. Arkwright shook up the pillows hastily, and went to a side table for a glass.

    Afterwards Ian Maclaren
  • Patricia halted by the chair at a side table where her name card lay.

    Miss Pat at School Pemberton Ginther
  • A gramophone occupied a side table, and skins and pictures were hanging on the walls.

  • The evening post had come in, and been put by Burton discreetly on a side table.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • Unfortunately, Thomas Parrott had left lying on the side table an invitation to dinner that he had declined the day before.

    Love and the Ironmonger F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
  • The brandy bottle of Mr. Vargus was still on the side table.

    The Air Pirate Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Tea and coffee should be served from a side table by the servants in attendance.

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