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table talk


  • William sitting at the table, talking to the housemaid
    William sitting at the table, talking to the housemaid
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n table talk conversation during a meal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Table talk conversation at table, or at meals.
    • ***


  • Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Jennifer Jason Leigh
    “I used to hang out by the food table at parties because you don't have to talk to anybody. If you do then you can talk about the food.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.”


In literature:

The talk at the table fell on American affairs.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 99, March, 1876" by Various
Across a tea-table the prophecy had been made and across a tea-table they had held most of their talks.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
Luther was most genial and loving, as his "Table Talk," and the record of his domestic life, abundantly testify.
"The Life of James Renwick" by Thomas Houston
They turned slightly from the table and seemed to talk into their cigars.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
No talk of either comet or plague was permitted at table; indeed the meal was generally eaten in something approaching to silence.
"The Sign Of The Red Cross" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Mr. Lincoln sat at the end of a table, talking with three or four gentlemen, who soon left.
"The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Francis Fisher Browne
At the far end there was a table and a lamp, and down at the table me gentlemen sat, and commenced to talk.
"Mount Music" by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
He did most of the table talk, and all that mattered.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
He sat down at table again, with the intention of eating his dinner as I talked, but precious few mouthfuls he took.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
They sat round the table, and began to drink and talk and count up all the money in the bags.
"More English Fairy Tales" by Various
People always talk to their neighbors at table whether introduced or not.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
In the meantime, the "typical specimen" was forced to take a small part in the table talk lest he betray himself.
"When A Man's A Man" by Harold Bell Wright
If he's talking to Darden, you might get some larkspur and gilliflowers for the table.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
While the table was being laid my husband talked of the doings of the day.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
For half an hour the four sat around the little table, talking about the new, enormous Sutro Baths that were building at that time.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
Theology and theological differences became the town and table-talk of Ireland.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
The men at the table were talking eagerly.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Here you and father have been talking about him at the table almost every day for a long time!
"All He Knew" by John Habberton
If we two went to the gaming-table, and you gave me a purse of gold to play with, should I have a right to talk proudly of 'my stakes?
"The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846" by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
At the table they laughed and talked over the funny incidents of the day and joked each other as merrily as two boys.
"How Deacon Tubman and Parson Whitney Kept New Year's" by W. H. H. Murray

In poetry:

Come, come! The dark is a hot-bed for fancies.
I wish you were at table, were it only
To stop the talking of the men about you.
You in the dark are talked of in the light.
"Within and Without: Part I: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

McDonald's tries to define 'sustainable' beef: Table Talk.
Table Talk From The Top.
More talk, more tables and more tournaments headed to the Rio this summer.
Talk about turning the tables.
A young couple sitting at a dinner table and talking.
NHL, Union Back at Bargaining Table for New Talks.
At the dinner table tonight or the next time you're driving the carpool, you might ask your teen a question: Is anybody at school talking about the fiscal cliff.
Here's something to talk about around the Thanksgiving table.
Filmmaker Julie Winokur is asking people across the country to "Bring It To The Table" and talk politics.
How To Talk Politics At The Dinner Table .
Here's some talking points for the Thanksgiving dinner table .
How To Talk Politics At The Dinner Table.
Here's some talking points for the Thanksgiving dinner table.
Erin talks to Andrea Seigel about her book "The Kid Table".
Sheryl Underwood's stint as a co-host on "The Talk" may soon be over, despite the fact that the comedian has barely been sitting at the table long enough to warm her seat.

In science:

Table 8 gives the measured cross talk flux when the light is injected in one input at the time.
An integrated optics beam combiner for the second generation VLTI instruments
Also included in Table 8 is the average cross-talk over wavelength with its chromaticity.
An integrated optics beam combiner for the second generation VLTI instruments
In many talks and during the round table it was discussed the role of probability in the EPR-Bell framework: L.
Quantum theory: Reconsideration of foundations
Shaddock, who talked about the LISA Optical Bench, and a round table organized by A.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
In quick succession Belle reported three different states produced in different initial channels, and decaying into different final states, but all having nearly identical masses. I will not go into the details which you have heard in several plenary and parallel talks, but will summarize the results in Table I.
Challenges in Hadron Physics
Table 4: Top 10 countries by the number of messages and minutes talking per user per day.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
Last, Table 4 shows the top 10 countries by the number of messages and minutes talking per user per day.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
Other namespaces including talk, help, and user are found in Table 1.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
As I was photocopying lecture notes for the tutorials, a colleague walked into the copy room and had a look at the table of contents for the tutorials. “Why aren’t all of the talks about priors? ” he ask ed.
Bayesian astrostatistics: a backward look to the future
Since these talks will be reviewed by the appropriate session chairs I will not discuss them in general in any detail here, but instead simply quote the quantum numbers, mass, width, author of the talk and the experiment (Table 3).
Radial Excitations