from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A table service for one person.
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- n. Items of cutlery, crockery and glassware, and sometimes a place mat, arranged for a person at a dining table
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- n. a table service for one person
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He saw me sitting at the table, took in the steaming bowl before me, and then regarded my bowl’s twin at the place setting on the other side of the table, beside it the carefully folded napkin and polished spoon, the teapot and the fresh cup of tea, the aromatic vapor rising from its ebony surface.
She picked up her place setting and carried it to the counter, slinging disposables into the trash can, clattering the rest in the sink.