refectory table


Definition of refectory table

: a long table with heavy legs

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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, "Inside Cartagena," 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, "Inside Cartagena," 11 Jan. 2013

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First Known Use of refectory table

1825, in the meaning defined above

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