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card table

a small, light table, usually with folding legs, used mainly for card games.
Origin of card table
1705-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And an hour after midnight Clodagh rose from the card-table, a loser to the extent of over forty pounds.

    The Gambler Katherine Cecil Thurston
  • The Captain arranged the card-table, whilst Fritz removed the tea-things.

    Major Frank A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint
  • He flung a gold piece on the card-table and lost it with indifference.

    Sylvie: souvenirs du Valois Grard de Nerval
  • Jack recognized the voice of two of his late companions at the card-table.

  • She did not care for “eternal card-parties,” and considered the card-table “an annihilator of ideas.”

    Anna Seward Stapleton Martin
  • Of the incidents of the card-table I could remember next to nothing.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • That is why Wellington is stripping the French line of penetration as bare of sustenance as this card-table.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • "I have been very busy," replied he, and walking from the card-table, went up to him.

    A Simple Story Mrs. Inchbald
  • Miss Halcombe and Mr. Gilmore sat down together at the card-table—Mrs. Vesey took her customary chair.

    The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
  • One morning I got up from the card-table after sitting there thirty-six hours.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service

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