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a table, especially one seating several persons, where meals are served and eaten, especially the major or more formal meals.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The tropical-inspired decor is understated and includes ample seating, a desk and a
Deep wine list accompanies fresh catch at communal oak
The food is all put on the
and every one helps himself.
At his home they had already seen him compulsively realign silverware on his
and milk cartons in his refrigerator.
Its interesting the role of food in culture and the common place of a
for important meetings.
The top of a
, as an example, is approximately continuous at the scale of the people who use it.
There was a bed of edibles, smartly planted close to the
Down the middle of the dining room is a long communal
with a huge vase of slightly older flowers in the middle.
At the family
it serves as a reminder of the unity of the family.
stood on a platform with a canopy overhead, giving the effect of an indoor gazebo.
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