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tea table

a small table for holding a tea service and cups, plates, etc., for several people.
Origin of tea table
First recorded in 1680-90
Related forms
tea-table, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Elenore looked up at her smilingly from the place she had taken at the tea table.

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

    Lalage's Lovers George A. Birmingham
  • Batiste had put out three wooden arm chairs, and a rocker for Madame, on the verandah, whither the party of the tea table retired.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • David and Dwight were just putting the chairs around the tea table.

    Caleb in the Country Jacob Abbott
  • She heard his buoyant voice in the hall, and began to gather her wraps and gloves as he came to the tea table.

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris
  • "I'm going up to mother," she said, as she got up from the tea table.

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • And you remember the tea table, when the Lawsons and the Stebbens were here.

    The Galaxy Various
  • Beatrix rose from the tea table, as he crossed the room towards her.

    The Dominant Strain Anna Chapin Ray
  • The hostess took him over to the tea table, and sitting near it in a ravishing tea-gown was Moravia.

  • It was jocularly styled the 'tea table,' and was used as a whipping place also.

    Bygone Punishments William Andrews

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