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night table

a small table, chest, etc., for use next to a bed.
Also called bedstand, bed table, nightstand.
Origin of night table
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Dunk had just come into the room with his tea, and the tumbler of Dr. Dale's tonic stood untouched upon the night-table.

    Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
  • My night-table was daily removed, and beside me stood a jug of water.

  • The centre round table, the night-table and two chairs had been overturned.

  • He got out of bed, he took his keys from the night-table at the bed head and went to his bureau.

    Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
  • My tools were the irons I had dug out, which fastened may bedstead and night-table.

  • He even had serious feelings of choking which immediately disappeared on the discovery of the teeth under his night-table.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • She would sniff at the phials and examine them suspiciously as they stood on the night-table.

    A Love Episode Emile Zola
  • I swung my feet off the bed to arise, when my eyes fell upon the diary which rested on my night-table.

    The Homicidal Diary Earl Peirce
  • So long as the medicines had littered the night-table she still had entertained hopes of a miraculous recovery.

    A Love Episode Emile Zola
  • Directly after, I felt a drop of blood, and she took a silver basin from her night-table.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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