from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The articles of the tea-service taken collectively; more especially, the tea-pot, tea-cups, etc. Compare tea-set, tea-service.


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  • In immaculate ducks, a house Japanese brought out the tea-things, followed by a Japanese maid, pretty as


  • He found breakfast-a plate of cold pastries, and tea-things laid out for him on the table beside the hearth-stove-but no Idalia.

    Tran Siberian

  • Idalia finished her tea, washed out the cup, and left the tea-things out where Kellen would find them.

    Tran Siberian

  • Jermayan was staying politely on the other side of the campfire, keeping busy with the tea-things and pretending not to hear, but Kellen already knew that he wasn't out of earshot.

    Tran Siberian

  • In the first place, there was never a wash-ball; in the next place, not a napkin nor a towel was in its proper place; then the tea-things were forgot; and as to spoons, not one could I find.


  • When Alice had taken the last of his tea-things away — she had been silent as usual till then — she stood for an instant with the door in her hand.

    A House to Let

  • She sat vexc d her complexion raised; and pla\ — ing with a lump of sugar; and sometimes twirling round and round a tea-cup; for the tea-things, through earnestness of talking, were not taken away, though the servants were withdrawn.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • He conscientiously examined the tea-things, and found them all there.

    Wessex Tales

  • The tea-things were on the table, the teapot cover was open, and a little hand-bell had been laid at that precise point towards which

    Wessex Tales

  • A man-servant came in with a Russian samovar, tea-things, cream, biscuits, etc., on a big tray; he set all these good things on the table between Sanin and Madame Polozov, and retired.

    The Torrents of Spring

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