from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a table placed either against the wall or aside from the principal table.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A table made to stand near the wall of an apartment, especially in a dining-room; a table smaller than the dining-table, used in many ways in the service of the household.


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  • A lanky Lord of the Land sworn to Sunamon, a man named Estevan with a hard jaw and harder eyes, motioned sharply, and a servant darted for a golden goblet from a side table against the canvas wall; another hurried to fill it.

    Lord of Chaos

  • Mrs. Grijpstra glared as the adjutant bit off the end of a small black cigar and spat it in the direction of the large copper ashtray standing on a side table in the corridor.

    Death of a Hawker

  • Wine, faithful trusty wine … Without stopping to think what he might think, she moved to a side table and poured herself a full goblet of unwatered wine, and downed it in one draft; only then did she remember him, and turn to him with a question in her gaze.

    The First Man in Rome

  • He stepped to a side table and opened a brass-bound case.

    The Adventures of Gerard

  • He saw Dame Beatrice looking at him, went forward at once, greeted her charmingly, led her to Bernard van Zestien and Binnen and then went to the side table to bring her a glass of sherry.

    Death of a Delft Blue

  • Miss Poole stepped to a small rolling side table — intended, Svenson knew, to hold a tray of medical implements — and took up a glass-stoppered flask.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • I crossed to the side table where they leave my nightcap.

    Movie Night

  • I paused by a side table where a statue of the Egyptian goddess Bast sat on a gold and green cloth.


  • I found a side table and tossed it through the window and used up the second spare magazine for the H&K by spraying the trees in the distance while I fired the Steyr left-handed into the floor until it clicked empty.


  • She described the impedimenta that was put out on a side table before the operation — a full bottle of hyoscine solution, an ampoule of anti-gas serum, syringes, a bowl of distilled water.

    The Nursing Home Murder


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