dressing table love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A low table with a mirror at which one sits while applying makeup. Also called vanity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A low table or chest of drawers with a mirror at which one sits while dressing, applying makeup or similar tasks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a table, usually having a vertical back piece containing a mirror, at which a person may sit while dressing or applying makeup, and on which articles for the toilet stand. It often has drawers for toiletries, clothing, or accessories. It is also called a vanity or vanity table.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A table provided with conveniences for adjusting the dress; a toilet-table.
  • n. A dressing-bench.
  • n. A bench on which ores are sorted.
  • n. A machine for dressing, truing, and straightening stereotype plates. See stereotype.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup


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  • Rising, she strode to her dressing table and pawed through the tangled snarl of ribbons and garters until she found what she was looking for — a long and particularly lethal-looking silver hatpin.

    One Night Of Scandal

  • The Gospel of St. John lay on the dressing table before him: “Whosoever confesseth that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.”

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • She sat at her dressing table in the bedroom of their Park Avenue co-op, rubbing prescription retin-A cream on her neck.

    Mistress of Justice

  • She saronged the towel around herself, plucked a package of cigarettes from the nearby dressing table and lit herself up.

    Sin City

  • Also I give and bequeath to my said wife one feather bed and furniture with walnut bedsted and curtain belonging to the same, also two chests one a pine and the other a cypress one, also one small walnut dressing table and dressing glass, also two large looking glasses, also one small trunk to her and her heirs forever.

    The Beginnings of Public Education in North Carolina; A Documentary History, 1790-1840. Vol. I

  • There was no armchair by the hearth, no window seat, no dressing table and therefore no stool, just a tallboy.

    The Perfect Lover

  • A black and white illustration of Arthur Shelby standing at his dressing table and sharpening his straight razor, with Mrs. Shelby seated nearby and a slave boy named Andy standing in the doorway.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • One afternoon as Mary was keeping the Duchesse company in her chambers, she watched as Diane sat before her dressing table and arranged, then rearranged, her perfumes and silver-backed brushes.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • One day shortly after he had left Ninon's house, she noticed on her dressing table a letter, which she opened to find the following effusion:

    Ninon de L'Enclos the Celebrated Beauty of the 17th Century

  • Celeste had her dressing table with its stool of padded silk, and the ivory-backed brushes with which she gave her hair its one hundred and one strokes both morning and night.



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