from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dressing-table; especially, a table arranged for a lady with the appurtenances of the toilet, and made somewhat ornamental, as with lace or ribbons.


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  • “Poor fellow!” she thought; “he has not had one faithless thought; he loves me as he did on the first day; he tells me all — Philoxene!” she cried, noticing her maid, who was standing near and pretending to arrange the toilet-table.

    Modeste Mignon

  • His valet made a fortune out of his wardrobe: his toilet-table was covered with as many pomatums and essences as ever were employed by an old beauty: he had tried, in order to give himself a waist, every girth, stay, and waistband then invented.

    Vanity Fair

  • “What beautiful roses!” cries Harry, looking at a fine China vase full of them that stood on the toilet-table, under the japan-framed glass.

    The Virginians

  • Mrs. Richards, the landlady, when she made ready the third bedroom for the young gentleman, would, as was her wont in such matters, have put a latchkey on the toilet-table as a matter of course, had she not had some little conversation with Mamma Tudor regarding her son.

    The Three Clerks

  • His spouse, who was sitting at her toilet-table, continued her avocations, making no answer to all this.

    Barchester Towers

  • She found this letter on her toilet-table one night as she went to bed.

    Doctor Thorne

  • The young man was sitting in his dressing-gown, drinking a cup of coffee at his toilet-table, while

    Doctor Thorne

  • When the church-clock struck, when any other sound stirred, when a little mouse familiar to her chamber, an intruder for which she would never permit Fanny to lay a trap, came rattling amongst the links of her locket chain, her one ring, and another trinket or two on the toilet-table, to nibble a bit of biscuit laid ready for it, she looked up, recalled momentarily to the real.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • As she returned to the old place by her toilet-table, the vain hope in the three days of delay, the vain hope of deliverance by accident, came back to her — this time in a form more tangible than the form which it had hitherto worn.

    No Name

  • “Monday!” she said, as she sat down at her toilet-table.

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