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- n. tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
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Then the portress stood up and proceeded to remove the table service and the remnants of the banquet; and renewed the pastiles and cleared the middle of the saloon.
After this they returned to the ship and thence brought bread and flour, honey and fruits, clarified butter,264 leather bottles containing liquors and many household stuffs; also furniture, table service and mirrors rugs, carpets and in fact all needed to furnish a dwelling; and they kept going to and fro, and descending by the trap door, till they had transported into the dwelling all that was in the ship.
The table service was entirely of gold -- the celebrated set of the house of Savoy -- and behind the chair of each guest stood a servant in powdered wig and gorgeous livery of red plush.
Willis gifted Laura not only an expensive wedding ring and precious gold lavalieres, but a honeymoon by train to Chicago, where Willis bought his new wife a dining room suite and a table service for twelve of pure white Haviland china.