from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A table placed or intended to be placed in the center of a room; specifically, a parlor or drawing-room table.


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  • You gonna say anything? asked the once-pretty woman as she maneuvered around the island center-table, setting down two saucers and two cups, and plopped onto the far end of the bay of couches.

    The Fugitive Waits

  • I wanted a whole grilled fish, and a glistening striped bass was presented, then deftly boned by Dimitri table-side, drizzled with olive oil and lemon, then placed center-table on a bed of saffron rice.

    Jay Weston: Xandros -- Greek Food and Dancing in Beverly Hills

  • On a golden-oak center-table was a large lamp with a mosaic shade, and through its mingled bits of green and red and pearl glass stormed the brilliance of a mantle-light.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • They settled themselves about the glowing, glancing, glittering, golden-oak center-table.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • He stumblingly lugged a heavy pile of dishes from the center-table to the kitchen, shook and beat and folded the table-cover, stuck the chairs atop the table, and began to sweep.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • "Jonathan Jackson, if you don't get married again before long I don't know what'll become of you," she remarked, as she wrote her name with the end of her finger in the dust on the center-table.

    Hepsey Burke

  • Moving to the center-table, he switched on the electric lamp, and looked at the blur again.

    The Girl and The Bill An American Story of Mystery, Romance and Adventure

  • In the room were dirty red hangings, two chairs, a couch, and a small square center-table.

    The Girl and The Bill An American Story of Mystery, Romance and Adventure

  • With nothing particularly pleasant to say to the Robinsons, Garrison approached a center-table and turned the pages of a book.

    A Husband by Proxy

  • There was no center-table, no crayon portraits of different members of the family, no easels, or scarves thrown over the corners of the pictures.

    Turn About Eleanor


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