refectory table


: a long table with heavy legs

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Examples of refectory table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As many calories as this team burns, the menu here runs to a high-volume midday meal of proteins and starches served family-style at the refectory table in the back. Jeff MacGregor, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 May 2022 The seven bedrooms are augmented by snugs and drawing rooms while a pantry with a refectory table provides breakfasts, as well as private lunches and dinners on request and minibars. Sarah Turner, Forbes, 28 May 2021 The dining room table is a dark oak refectory table. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Feb. 2020 The Hotel Charleston Cartagena was once a convent; today the refectory table at the entry holds a gigantic arrangement of heliotropes and birds-of-paradise. Maureen Orth, Town & Country, 11 Jan. 2013 Petals were scattered among gigantic candlesticks on the thirty-foot linen runner covering the immense refectory table; each of us was attended by a footman dressed as a hooded monk. Maureen Orth, Town & Country, 11 Jan. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of refectory table was in 1825

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“Refectory table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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refectory table

: a long narrow table with heavy legs

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