from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a machine for polishing plate-glass, a movable table or bed to which a plate of glass is cemented for polishing. Also called runner.
- n. In glass manufacturing, a table on which plate-glass is cut and squared after it has been polished.
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A wide cushioned locker ran along either side a foot above the floor, and a swing-table, fixed above the trunk, filled up most of the space between.
"T'cht!" his wife put in briskly, banging down a couple of clean teacups on the swing-table.
In the centre of the cabin hung a swing-table, much worn, and stained all over with the marks of countless glasses and pannikins.
The swing-table which for seventy odd days had been always on the move, if ever so little, hung quite still above the soup-tureen.
Then something very funny or very joyous seemed to tickle the pair of them at precisely the same moment, and they laughed aloud till all the glasses on the swing-table rang out a jingling chorus.
Prudy, who was sitting at a little distance, under a swing-table, eating ginger snaps, was suddenly seized upon by the two little Indian constables.
"The vessel is as steady as a house, and the swing-table we are eating our breakfast on is as even as your dining-room table at home."
a swing-table upon which a map of the Low Countries was spread amid regimental lists and reports, writing materials, works on fortification, official seals and piles of papers not yet reduced to order.
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