Somebody directed him to a table marked with the number of his home electoral district, the 36th.
I went to the restroom, and when I came back, she had his cellphone and was standing up at the table.
If it is alive, is it even relevant or, to borrow a phrase from Eliot, is it a patient “etherized upon a table”?
In so doing, you discover, you bring so much more to the table now that the notion of lost time is a moot one.
The passage of this bill is vividly portrayed in the new film A Place at the table.
When these were arranged upon the table to his satisfaction, they sat down to tea.
"Here are the things," said Sara, and laid her purchases on the table.
Mr. Bentham turned over some papers which lay upon the table before him.
She touched the chair, the table; she lifted the cover of one of the dishes.
The boy laid the poster on the table where she could read it again, word for word.
late 12c., "board, slab, plate," from Old French table "board, plank, writing table, picture" (11c.), and late Old English tabele, from West Germanic *tabal (cf. Old High German zabel, German Tafel), both the French and Germanic words from Latin tabula "a board, plank, table," originally "small flat slab or piece" usually for inscriptions or for games, of uncertain origin, related to Umbrian tafle "on the board."
The sense of "piece of furniture with the flat top and legs" first recorded c.1300 (the usual Latin word for this was mensa (see mensa); Old English writers used bord (see board (n.1)). The meaning "arrangement of numbers or other figures for convenience" is recorded from late 14c. (e.g. table of contents, mid-15c.).
Figurative phrase turn the tables (1630s) is from backgammon (in Old and Middle English the game was called tables). Table talk is attested from 1560s, translating Latin colloquia mensalis. To table-hop is first recorded 1956. The adjectival phrase under-the-table "hidden from view" is recorded from 1949; under the table "passed out from excess drinking" is recorded from 1921. Table tennis is recorded from 1887.
in parliamentary sense, 1718, originally "to lay on the (speaker's) table for discussion," from table (n.). But in U.S. political jargon it has chiefly the sense of "to postpone indefinitely" (1866). Related: Tabled; tabling.
table ta·ble (tā'bəl)
An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface.
An orderly arrangement of data, especially one in which the data are arranged in columns and rows in an essentially rectangular form.
An abbreviated list, as of contents; a synopsis.
The inner or outer flat layer of bones of the skull separated by the diploë.
A tabloid newspaper: just be sure the other tabs and the London papers don't have track pictures either (1990s+)