from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small salver for a servant to receive and deliver visiting-cards on.


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  • And as he spoke he sent hat and stick flying across the hall table, and the brass card-tray clattering to the floor.

    Ultima Thule

  • Presently Katie appeared in the doorway with the card-tray saying:

    Glenloch Girls

  • George appeared in the library about half-past three, bearing under one arm an enormous flower box and in the other hand a card-tray with one small white slip of cardboard upon it.

    The Heart of Arethusa

  • He extended the card-tray, and then the flower box.

    The Heart of Arethusa

  • Once more their conversation was interrupted by the imperturbable Billy with his card-tray.

    The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

  • On the second landing she rang a bell, and a mulatto girl with a bushy head and a frilled apron let her into a hall where a stuffed fox on his hind legs proffered a brass card-tray to visitors.

    Summer; a novel

  • Someone tapped at the door then, and entered -- Rosa, bearing a card-tray upon which were two square bits of pasteboard.

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

  • Then, while a wave of despair, like a mortal sickness, swept over her, her eyes fell on an envelope which lay on the little silver card-tray on the hall table, and as she tore it open, she saw that it contained but a single line:


  • The check was put on a silver card-tray by Mrs. Worthington and set on a table in the midst of the company waiting for Handy to come forward and take it.

    In Our Town

  • Encouraged, the child advanced, proffering a silver card-tray at the end of an unnaturally rigid forearm.

    The Black Bag


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