• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tumbler-stand a tray for tumblers, as in connection with a soda-water fountain
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tumbian; cf. Old High Ger. tūmilōn (Ger. taumeln), Ice. tumba, to dance.


In literature:

Now I am like your tumblers, my feet stand higher than my head.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
I looked up to see her standing over me, a foaming tumbler of something in her hand.
"Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed" by Edna Ferber
Then a chair was flung over and the wash-hand stand tumbler smashed.
"The Invisible Man" by H. G. Wells
This belle France of ours is like a stage tumbler; one can never be sure whether it will stand on its head or its feet.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Now I am like your tumblers, my feet stand higher than my head.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
When cooled stand on ice and add chipped ice to tumblers when serving.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Standing in the green dimness with a tumbler in one hand, he sorted them out.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
On the small stand by her bed stood two tumblers, one containing the medicinal "eau de vie," and the other was half full of vinegar.
"The Cross and the Shamrock" by Hugh Quigley
Every bedchamber should have a washstand, bowl, pitcher, and tumbler, with a washbucket under the stand, to receive slops.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
I had the tumbler off the wash-hand-stand.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
As the last person departs, we see Medford standing at a table in the drawing-room, with a tumbler and a shilling.
"Happy-Thought Hall" by F. C. Burnand
As she entered the room, she saw that the little purple pansy was standing in a tumbler of water, on a chair by the boy's bed.
"Soap-Bubble Stories" by Fanny Barry
And then he was standing over her, holding a tumbler against her chattering teeth.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
The 'medium' stands directly upon these, the heels of her shoes resting upon the rear tumblers and the soles upon the front tumblers.
"The Death-Blow to Spiritualism" by Reuben Briggs Davenport
Let us suppose, then, that the caterpillar is under an inverted tumbler that stands on a plate or saucer.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
Stand a decanter and a tumbler on a bare table.
"Britain for the British" by Robert Blatchford
Standing in a row on a tray on the table are four tumblers and a small glass jug, with water in it.
"Water Wizardry" by Arthur Ainslie
Codling was standing, and with trembling hand stirring a large tumbler of hot brandy and water.
"The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant" by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
Kensley went to the spirit-stand, poured out some brandy in a tumbler and drank it down.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
The Earthman had drawn a drink from the tap shortly before going to bed, and had left the tumbler standing there.
"The Revolt of the Star Men" by Raymond Gallun