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table linen

Cloth accessories for use at a table, such as tablecloths, placemats, and napkins.

ta′ble lin`en

tablecloths, napkins, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.table linen - linens for the dining tabletable linen - linens for the dining table    
damask - a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
linen - white goods or clothing made with linen cloth
napkin, serviette, table napkin - a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
place mat - a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting
tablecloth - a covering spread over a dining table
tray cloth - table linen consisting of a small cloth for a tray
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(ˈteibl) noun
1. a piece of furniture consisting of a flat, horizontal surface on legs used eg to put food on at meals, or for some games. Put all the plates on the table.
2. a statement of facts or figures arranged in columns etc. The results of the experiments can be seen in table 5.
3. the people sitting at a table. The whole table heard what he said.
ˈtablecloth noun
a cloth for covering a table, usually for a meal. an embroidered tablecloth.
table linen
tablecloths, napkins etc. They gave us table linen as a wedding present.
ˈtablespoon noun
1. a large spoon, used eg for serving food.
2. a tablespoonful. Add a tablespoon of sugar.
ˈtablespoonful noun
the amount that will fill a tablespoon. two tablespoonfuls of jam.
table tennis
a game played on a table with small bats and a light ball; ping pong.
lay/set the table
to put a tablecloth, plates, knives, forks etc on a table for a meal. The meal is ready – will you lay the table?
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Sometimes on his way back from the anteroom he would pass through the conservatory and pantry into the large marble dining hall, where tables were being set out for eighty people; and looking at the footmen, who were bringing in silver and china, moving tables, and unfolding damask table linen, he would call Dmitri Vasilevich, a man of good family and the manager of all his affairs, and while looking with pleasure at the enormous table would say: "Well, Dmitri, you'll see that things are all as they should be?
As a matter of course she hemstitched the best table linen and bed linen they could afford.
Carrol, Florence's mamma, was ordered to buy, have made, and marked a generous supply of house and table linen, and send it as her present, all of which was faithfully done, but the secret leaked out, and was greatly enjoyed by the family, for Aunt March tried to look utterly unconscious, and insisted that she could give nothing but the old-fashioned pearls long promised to the first bride.
The shades seen in some of Lintex's table linen introductions are "bright summer colors," Blum said, such as turquoise, coral, blue, green, yellow and orange.
"We have sold segments of our business to Town and Country," said Harold Schierholt, president of Cecil Saydah, referring to the company's kitchen and table linen accounts to Wal-Mart, Kmart, Costco and Kohl's.
According to TDAP statement, this fair provides an excellent opportunity to the exhibitors of terry goods and towels, bathrobes, bed linen, bedroom textiles, bathroom textiles, table linen, kitchen linen, upholstery fabrics, decorative fabrics, curtains and home accessories to interact with the foreign buyers.
Farah Aslam, managing director at Dubai-based Dimara International is excited about the future of the table linen department in her company.
But she had already spotted a gap in the market to supply chair covers and table linen for the events market.
Get the look: Source table linen from The White Company and serve food on Sainsbury's blue and white stripe picnicware for a "meal by the sea" feel, whatever the location.
"Others are making clothing, table linen and bed sheets from locally-produced cotton.
Rosebys is also offering a new range of table linen, pictured, with the festive season in mind, including table cloths, napkins and runners in a choice of shapes and six different colour combinations.