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table board

daily meals provided for pay.
Origin of table board
1475-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I have seen a curious old table top, or table-board, which permitted diners seated at it to dispense with trenchers or plates.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • As the table was called a table-board so the table-cloth was called a board-cloth.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
  • The early dining-table was a board placed on trestles, which was called a table-board.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
  • You deserve that I should let you eat your fists by way of table-board; but I'm no such dirt as you.

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