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dressing table

noun
1.
a table or stand, usually surmounted by a mirror, in front of which a person sits while dressing, applying makeup, etc.
Origin of dressing table
1790-1800
1790-1800
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  • She had bought a dressing table, a number of cabinets, and a bath tub.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • He opened a drawer of the dressing table and pulled out a bottle of Scotch.

    The Second Voice Mann Rubin
  • He saw the open letter on the dressing table; near it was a sealed envelope.

    Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Across from him was a dressing table, with a large mirror above it.

    Salvage in Space John Stewart Williamson
  • There was a washstand near the window, a chest of drawers, a dressing table and a large wardrobe at the side of the bed.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • Whereupon she sat down at her dressing table and rang for her maid.

    The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
  • Then she noticed the letter which the child had given her, still lying on the dressing table, with her gloves.

  • She took it off, therefore, and laid it on the dressing table.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • Her dressing table was between the dormers with a rose-colored shade on the electric light.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • Sighing, she rose and sat at her dressing table and began plucking her brows.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for dressing table

dressing table

noun
1.
a piece of bedroom furniture with a mirror and a set of drawers for clothes, cosmetics, etc
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