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90s Slang You Should Know

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. 2017.
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  • The information came in the form of a few scribbled lines on the tea tray.

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

    The Amazing Interlude Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Nina's delay was explained by the appearance, a few minutes later, of a rather sullen Annie with a tea tray.

    The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "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 tea tray had been placed on a small table near the window.

    Tiny Luttrell Ernest William Hornung
  • 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
  • The soft-footed, soft-voiced Kada brought her a tea tray and arranged it deftly on a small table by the window.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • In front of her some opened letters lay on a little table beside the tea tray.

    Two banks of the Seine Fernand Vandrem
  • He sat down with a great appetite to breakfast, while she faced him behind the tea tray.

    Married Life May Edginton
  • 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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