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- eating a meal at a table, especially with others.
- sitting at table with a servant
- 1876, Lady Barker, The Kafir at Home, printed in The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, volume 23 (87?), page 221 :
- […] but anything would have been better than sitting at table with a thing only fit for a May-day sweep on one's head.
- 1956 , Johanna Spyri, Heidi, translation of original by Eileen Hall, page 92:
- But she managed not to cry for she knew that would not do at table.