from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A heated table on which meats are kept warm.
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Nora hastened to supply a glass of milk and a piece of bread and butter, while Patty perched on a corner of the carving-table and settled herself for conversation.
His eyes wandered down to the carving-table, where Brother Biscoe stood ready, as his turn was, to direct and apportion the helpings.
Now you do as I say: take the dining-table and set it out under the window, and the carving-table on top o 'that, and see how fur up it'll reach.
He went to the carving-table, delivered the message of Major