from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A table on which bagatelle is played.
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There was a very old bagatelle-table in one room, all moth-eaten, and a few old pictures still on the walls -- a knight and his lady with
He pressed a second spring, and a bagatelle-table appeared in the same fashion.
There were several small mahogany tables in this room, all adorned with sticky arabesques formed by the wet impressions of the bottom rims of pewter pots; there were so many spittoons that it was almost impossible to walk from one end of the room to the other without taking unintentional foot-baths of sawdust; there was an old bagatelle-table, the cloth of which had changed from green to dingy yellow, and was frayed and tattered like a poor man's coat; and there was a low window, the sill of which was almost on a level with the pavement of the street.