extension-table love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A table the frame of which is capable of being drawn out in length for the insertion of additional leaves on the top.


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  • The introduction of the extension-table into our long, narrow dining-rooms has led to the expulsion of the pretty round-table, which is of all others the most cheerful.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • The extension-table, however, is almost inevitable, and one of the ordinary size, with two leaves added, will seat twelve people.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • But the number of the Graces being three, no worse number than that could be selected for a dinner-party; and nine would be equally uncomfortable at an extension-table, as it would be necessary to seat three on one side and four on the other.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • There the extension-table was spread out full length, and contained a lot of things.

    Marjorie's Busy Days

  • It was an extension-table, but the spare leaves had been removed, and it was reduced to a circle.


  • A drawing-table was an extension-table; it could by an arrangement of drop leaves be doubled in length.

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England

  • Jack understood the matter the moment he came into the dining-room, for both extra leaves had been put into the extension-table.

    Crowded Out o' Crofield or, The Boy who made his Way

  • Her absurd lugging in of the extension-table problem, when the great strategic point of that invitation foisted upon the

    The Damnation of Theron Ware

  • There is but one satisfactory explanation of the unphilosophical fact that the substantial citizen who, during a domestic interregnum, makes the experiment of three meals a day for one month at the best restaurant in New York City (and there are no better anywhere) returns with gladness and singleness of heart to his own extension-table -- and that were I to put the question

    The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)

  • I've got as good an extension-table to home as any on 'em. "

    Meadow Grass Tales of New England Life


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