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tea tray

a tray for carrying or holding articles used in serving tea.
Origin of tea tray
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The tea tray had been placed on a small table near the window.

    Tiny Luttrell Ernest William Hornung
  • Raven, through the window, saw Charlotte hovering in the library with the tea tray.

    Old Crow Alice Brown
  • "I have a niece over there," she said as the tea tray came in.

    The Amazing Interlude Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The waitress came in with the tea tray and set the table daintily.

    Married Life

    May Edginton
  • "Here is a move in the right direction already," she added, as the housekeeper entered with the tea tray.

    Idle Hour Stories Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  • The girls sat down on the hearthrug, and Mrs. Amber seated herself before her tea tray and flicked away a tear.

    Married Life

    May Edginton
  • In front of her some opened letters lay on a little table beside the tea tray.

    Two banks of the Seine Fernand Vandrem
  • As she saw this figure she suddenly flung off the coat and stooped to the tea tray in the middle of the floor.

    The Shadow Arthur Stringer
  • A tea tray was laid down noiselessly on the table beside his bed.

    The Smuggler's Cave

    George A. Birmingham
  • A wild whoop in the below stairs announced Jimmie; and Beulah arrived simultaneously with the tea tray.

    Turn About Eleanor Ethel M. Kelley

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