table board


  1. daily meals provided for pay.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of table board1

First recorded in 1475–85

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Example Sentences

She was afraid, she told Grandma Carroll, that the table board at Mrs. Bentwick's was none of the best.

I have seen a curious old table top, or table-board, which permitted diners seated at it to dispense with trenchers or plates.

Tents could be rented, and a cottager might open a room for a guest, but it was forbidden to supply table board for pay.

As the table was called a table-board so the table-cloth was called a board-cloth.

You deserve that I should let you eat your fists by way of table-board; but I'm no such dirt as you.


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