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dinner table

Origin of dinner table
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He grew restless, feverish, lost appetite and sighed at her with lack-luster eye across the dinner-table.

  • Emily is so absorbed at the dinner-table that Aunt Cordelia is moved to argue about it.

    Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
  • The dinner-table had been set out of doors, underneath the odorous cedar-tree.

    The Evil Shepherd E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • They were all seated at the dinner-table, that noon, when the doctor came into the room.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • Even the dinner-table is no bad school for one naturally bright and amiable.

  • He was good at a dinner-table, serviceable with a gun, and always happy on horseback.

    Cousin Henry Anthony Trollope
  • The above clever feats may properly be performed at the dinner-table after dessert has been brought on.

    Magic Ellis Stanyon
  • When shall I ever get gloves on again, or be fit to appear at a dinner-table?

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