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table linen

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noun
  1. tablecloths, napkins, etc., used in setting a table.
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Origin of table linen

First recorded in 1670–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

feltnaperytablecloth

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Historical Examples

  • Neither the crockery nor the table-linen was in keeping with the luxury of the courses.

    Major Frank

    A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint

  • See if silver needs cleaning and that table-linen is in order.

    The Expert Maid-Servant

    Cristine Terhune Herrick

  • They have been at the press where the table-linen is kept, and have not been sparing in their levies.

    O. T.

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • The table-linen should be placed by itself, and so on—a place for everything and everything in its place.

  • One teacupful of ammonia to a wash will keep the table-linen white.