Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A movable table made of boards laid on trestles, as distinguished from the dormant table which superseded it.
“There was a trestle-table next to the cooking fire; they went to it at last.”
“A trestle-table had been rigged up in the middle of the smithy and, on it, as if they bore witness to some successful parish fete, were many little heaps of money.”
“The building was lined with white glazed brick, and two straight burdens lay on a trestle-table.”
“A trestle-table, on which the fish are killed and cleaned, completes the equipment of the fish-wives.”
“Then she drew her chair to the nearest trestle-table, sought for her notebook and pencil, and for the next ten minutes she was writing as fast as she could.”
“Carolyn and Meyer sat opposite each other, halfway down the long trestle-table.”
“Out on the stage the hands put up a trestle-table and covered it with a white cloth.”
“Greatly daring, she put one of the low, flat vases she had found in her cabin in the center of the men's trestle-table, and filled it with her treasure-trove.”
“It was lying under the trestle-table, just where he dropped it before going on leave.”
“She slouched forward, wiping her hands upon her hips as she came, and pulled out a stool for me at the long trestle-table that ran down the middle of the floor.”
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