from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The utensils collectively of porcelain, glass, silver, etc., for use in making the toilet.


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  • Reflected light fell on the dressing-table, and on the gold and silver toilet-set that had been Queen Stateira's; her jewel-box stood beside it.

    Funeral Games

  • And on the island she quickly set forth the plain little toilet-set her mother had given her on her last birthday, the manicure set that was a present from Papa Sherwood, and the several other knickknacks that would help to make the big dresser look as though "there was somebody at home," as she whispered to herself.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp or, the Old Lumberman's Secret

  • Thus, her toilet-set was of silver ware; her china and glass came from Dresden: the rooms were filled with costly nicknacks; mirrors and cabinets and vases and bronzes; richly-bound books on the shelves; and valuable tapestries and pictures on the walls.

    The Magnificent Montez From Courtesan to Convert

  • For this I collected from all parts of the house -- a mat from one room, a toilet-set from another, and so on -- till

    My Brilliant Career

  • First, there was an elaborate, copper-backed toilet-set, all richly ornamented and leather-bound.

    The Spoilers

  • One of the Maria's lanterns was placed in a niche, and the Celebrity's silver toilet-set laid out on a ledge of the rock, which answered perfectly for a dressing-table.

    The Celebrity, Complete

  • Well, they brought Hilda the most beautiful toilet-set I ever saw or dreamed of, -- something wonderful, all blue dragons and gilding.


  • It too was spread with lace lined with silk, and covered with a toilet-set of mother-of-pearl and silver.

    Lady Connie

  • The same single bed with its muslin hangings, the same little bureau, with its pretty toilet-set, now somewhat faded and _passee_ in style, but showing what it had been, and in a corner the big doll with all its paraphernalia around it.

    Bessie's Fortune A Novel

  • She took note, half disdainfully, of the plainness of the room; the painted floor, yellow and shining, which boasted only one or two little strips of carpet; the common earthenware toilet-set; the rush-bottomed chairs.



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