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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. 2018.
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  • She was walking to the side table to light her bed-candle, but Roland interposed.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • There was a choice of wines, and notably some bottles of champagne on a side table.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • Patricia halted by the chair at a side table where her name card lay.

    Miss Pat at School

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

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • Gifts of pretty and pleasing objects were displayed on a side table.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • He unlocked the little writing-case which stood on a side table.

  • "Tomorrow," he agreed, and took a sandwich from the tray on a side table.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • The brandy bottle of Mr. Vargus was still on the side table.

    The Air Pirate Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Walking to a side table he filled a goblet with wine and drained it at a draught.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling

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