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library table

a large pedestal writing table or desk.
Origin of library table
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I found the letter in a drawer of the library-table, in Mr. Belcher's house at Sevenoaks.

    Sevenoaks J. G. Holland
  • Leave it upon General Harrington's library-table after breakfast, to-morrow morning—that is all.

    Mabel's Mistake Ann S. Stephens
  • It came while he was out, and has been tantalizing me on the library-table for four hours.

    Home Influence Grace Aguilar
  • But she kept at it manfully, and by degrees, as the "boys" became interested, they let the library-table and its contents alone.

    The Home at Greylock Elizabeth Prentiss
  • The first night they gathered around the library-table, all as busy as bees.

    Two Little Knights of Kentucky Annie Fellows Johnston
  • The next evening they all gathered around the library-table, each with a Bible in hand.

    The Home at Greylock Elizabeth Prentiss
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bird and the doctor are seated around a library-table in earnest conference.

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • Brown hollands covered his library-table, and bills and letters lay on the mantelpiece, grimly awaiting the return of their owner.

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Miss Lynde remained silent in her chair at her end of the library-table, and by-and-by Bessie got a book and began to read.

  • The opening of the packages on the library-table afforded another season of merriment.

    The Sword of Damocles Anna Katharine Green

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