from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A table having a ball and socket or spherical joint with its support or pivot, so that it may have a universal motion for adjustment in any plane.
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It was a curious scene; the dainty little room with the swivel-table laid for one, the pretty, well-preserved woman, looking down with real pity but something very near scorn at the broken, haggard, untidy man sprawling in a rose-coloured chair.
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