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nightstand

[nahyt-stand] /ˈnaɪtˌstænd/
noun
Origin of nightstand
1960-1965
1960-65; night + stand
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  • Then he took an orange from his nightstand, and put it in my hand.

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  • She was at the moment running over in her mind a "situation" in a paper-covered novel turned down on her nightstand.

    A Little Journey in the World Charles Dudley Warner
  • A scarlet tinder-box glowed among a pile of books on the nightstand.

  • He had taken for his device: "Never a lawyer," and for his armorial bearings a nightstand in which was visible a square cap.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • He laid the pile of five-franc pieces on the old serving-woman's nightstand, and returned to his chamber without saying a word.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
Contemporary definitions for nightstand
noun

a bedside table, often with drawers, placed next to a bed; also called night table

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