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tea table

noun
1.
a small table for holding a tea service and cups, plates, etc., for several people.
Origin of tea table
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90
Related forms
tea-table, adjective
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  • "I'm going up to mother," she said, as she got up from the tea table.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • Beatrix rose from the tea table, as he crossed the room towards her.

    The Dominant Strain Anna Chapin Ray
  • It was jocularly styled the 'tea table,' and was used as a whipping place also.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews
  • The little princess had also left the tea table and followed Helene.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • I pushed my mother forward and got into a corner behind the tea table.

    Lalage's Lovers George A. Birmingham
  • David and Dwight were just putting the chairs around the tea table.

    Caleb in the Country

    Jacob Abbott
  • He takes the tray from the centre table and puts it on the tea table.

    You Never Can Tell George Bernard Shaw
  • He takes a couple of chairs and sets one at each end of the tea table.

    You Never Can Tell George Bernard Shaw
  • It was then about five o'clock, and he meant to appear at his mother's tea table.

  • This they did, and were soon comfortably seated round a tea table.

    Patty's Friends Carolyn Wells

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