Pembroke table

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pembroke table A style of four-legged drop-leaf table in vogue in England, chiefly in the later Georgian period. "The characteristic which gives a table the name of Pembroke consists in the drop leaves, which are held up, when the table is open, by brackets which turn under the top."
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Pembroke, a town and shire in Wales

Usage

In literature:

A letter from Miss Pembroke was on the table.
"The Longest Journey" by E. M. Forster
That mahogany table with the low-hanging leaves is a genuine Pembroke.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
Her work lay unheeded on the Pembroke table.
"The Crooked Stick" by Rolf Boldrewood
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In news:

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