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tea table

a small table for holding a tea service and cups, plates, etc., for several people.
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tea-table, adjective Unabridged
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  • They went into the morning-room where the tea-table was already set and the kettle boiling over its spirit-lamp.

    The Eldest Son Archibald Marshall
  • When Mr Hope returned, he found Margaret sitting alone at the tea-table.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • I had not been seated at the tea-table many minutes before I opened the subject which lay nearest my heart.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • Archie smiled at his wife and went over to the tea-table to pour out.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • At the tea-table there was again an illustration of the difference in the training the two children were receiving.

    Mildred at Home Martha Finley
  • She took her seat at the tea-table and looked it over carefully.

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • Ellen, not being hungry, had leisure to look about her, and her eye soon wandered from the tea-table in search of her old friends.

    The Wide, Wide World Susan Warner
  • The company rearranged itself with some changes after leaving the tea-table.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Lucien, who had not a word to say, went to the tea-table to do what was polite to the demoiselles de Grandlieu.

  • This aggressive remark caused a little stir at our tea-table.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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