from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tray for holding a tea service.
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- n. A tray, usually ornate and made of metal, sometimes of silver, for holding a tea service.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tray that accommodates a tea service
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There was a discreet knock on the door; Cardinal Vittorio sat silently and watched the tea tray being carried to a buhl table.
Only then, with the morning sun peeping between the curtains, did I feel able to take stock of my well-appointed room, which harmoniously combined traditional with modern, including a mirrored dressing table complete with old-style electric typewriter and A4 paper, chest of drawers and armoire, plus trouser-press and early-morning tea tray with plastic kettle and Shaker rocking chair.
Markins, with precisely the correct shade of deferential concern, was setting out a tea tray with drinks.
The following evening, after dinner, LuLing presented Ruth with a large tea tray filled with smooth wet sand gathered from the playground at school.
"With her betrothed," Lady Newton said, indicating her eldest daughter, who was sitting behind the tea tray across the room, a thin young man at her side.
She looked like a child when her hand came away, hair tousled, pink-faced, and wrapped in an oversized robe — again Holmes was struck by how thin she was looking, and pushed away the urge to retrieve the tea tray with its sticky sweets.