• 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