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tea tray

a tray for carrying or holding articles used in serving tea.
Origin of tea tray
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And they went down together to the old parlor where mother would never again preside over the tea-tray.

    Polly L. T. Meade
  • Rupert got out of his fire-guards and added himself and his tea-tray to the scrimmage.

    The Magic World Edith Nesbit
  • How many odd moments as well as times of painful suspense the tea-tray has bridged over.

    Poppea of the Post-Office Mabel Osgood Wright
  • The breakfast things were lying littered about, and on the tea-tray was a jug.

    Pussy and Doggy Tales Edith Nesbit
  • As Oswald was staggering on under a Windsor armchair, with a tea-tray and an ironing-board under his arms, he ran into a man.

  • She looked towards the house where Aileen was visible with a tea-tray.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • At that point in the conversation, we were interrupted by the appearance of Betteredge with the tea-tray.

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • She gave him a quick, sweet glance, then searched the tea-tray to reward him.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • They brought her a tempting little repast; but she pushed the tea-tray from her, leaving its contents untasted.

    Kidnapped at the Altar Laura Jean Libbey
  • Then he got a tea-tray and showed her how to roll a marble round it.

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