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bench table

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noun Architecture.
  1. a course of masonry forming a bench at the foot of a wall.
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Origin of bench table

First recorded in 1665–75
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  • The Decorated vaulting-shafts are again in clusters of three, but rise from the bench-table and break the string-course.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon

    Cecil Walter Charles Hallett