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pier table

a low table or console intended to be set between two windows, often beneath a pier glass.
Origin of pier table
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He was, with his white-gloved hand on the pier-table beside me, inquiring what dance I could give him.

    Willing to Die Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The two lone revellers remain at the pier-table, moody and hectic.

    An Outcast F. Colburn Adams
  • George Mullholland and Mr. Snivel face each other, at a pier-table.

    An Outcast F. Colburn Adams
  • What caused my surprise was resting on the pier-table, above which rose a great dull speckled mirror.

  • In this small drawing-room smoking was allowed, and several boxes of cigars were placed beside her on the pier-table.

    A Love Episode Emile Zola
  • Still, even as she spoke she leant more heavily on the pier-table behind her in order that she might not fall.

  • A lamp was on a pier-table, and a backgammon board on legs before the fireplace.

    The Lily of the Valley Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for pier-table

pier table

a side table designed to stand against a wall between windows
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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