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- n. A movable sideboard or buffet on which plate and other articles of luxury were displayed on special occasions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A movable sideboard or buffet, on which plate and other articles of luxury were displayed on special ocasions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cabinet or sideboard having a number of shelves for the display of plate, etc. See cupboard.
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The table, of old English oak, stood ready covered with the finest linen; and a large portable court-cupboard was placed with the leaves of its embossed folding-doors displayed, showing the shelves within, decorated with a full display of plate and porcelain.
A court-cupboard would make a beautiful sideboard, and one of the long tables spoken of above would make an appropriate serving-table.
Often the lower part contained receptacles as in the characteristic English court-cupboard.
Away with the joint-stools, remove the court-cupboard, look to the plate.