tablecloths, napkins, etc., used in setting a table.
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How to use table linen in a sentence
Mademoiselle Sillery had the table provided in an instant with silver forks and table-linen.
Usually there is a gift of a piece of furniture or table linen; but money to start a new bank account is not expected.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
All the table linen, when removed, should be refolded in the creases made by the iron.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
He looked irritably under lumped old quilts, piles of table linen, and cloth-shielded pictures.Mountain | Clement Wood
They spun and wove, they knitted and dyed, they made candles and table linen, and cotton and woolen clothing.The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton