tea table

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tea′ ta`ble

a small table for holding a tea service.
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Noun1.tea table - a small table for serving afternoon teatea table - a small table for serving afternoon tea
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
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The little princess had also left the tea table and followed Helene.
This being a season favourable to conversation, and the room being a cool, shady, lazy kind of place, with some plants at the open window shutting out the dust, and interposing pleasantly enough between the tea table within and the old Tower without, it is no wonder that the ladies felt an inclination to talk and linger, especially when there are taken into account the additional inducements of fresh butter, new bread, shrimps, and watercresses.
In the end, the Minister of Defense talked to the military personnel at the tea table.
By way of innocent conversation at the tea table, I mentioned that from this weekend, the midsummer solstice, the nights would soon be drawing in again.
The minister of defense awarded the servicemen who distinguished themselves in the service and talked to the military personnel at the tea table.
"An ashtray was put on the tea table (set up on the wooden Dobo Bridge) to let Kim smoke freely during the one-on-one talks with Moon.
Not only will this cosy keep your brew hot, it will brighten up the tea table.Chicken-shaped tea cosy, PS15, Trouva.com
The retailer takes ancient rituals and brings them to a modern tea table. With over 200 loose leaf blends, T2 offers guests the opportunity to explore the world of tea.
I particularly like Emma Bridgewater's Personalised Yellow Wallflower china range: teapots from PS34.95; half-pint mugs, from PS19.95; vase, from PS29.95, and plates from PS17.95 - which could give a real lift to an Easter tea table (emmabridgewater.co.uk).
Nosegays of pink roses and white hydrangeas in hand painted tea set pieces (wedding gifts to Ellen and Andy) lined the tea table. (Of course traditions and family treasures are very important to life in a palace.) Princess Punch was served from a tea service that was also a wedding gift to the Amborns, using Andy's grandmother's vintage china punch cups.