- low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are
- A coffee table, also called a cocktail table, is a style of long, low table
which is designed to be placed in front of a sofa, to support beverages (hence
the name), magazines, feet, books (especially coffee table books), and other
small items to be used while sitting, such as coasters.
- (Coffee Tables) While any small and low table can be, and is, called a
coffee table, the term is applied particularly to the sets of three or four
tables made from about 1790; of which the latter were called 'quartetto tables'.
- A low table, typically placed in front of a sofa
- (dine) have supper; eat dinner; "We often dine with friends in this
- Eat (something) for dinner
- (dine) give dinner to; host for dinner; "I'm wining and dining my
- Eat dinner
- Eat dinner in a restaurant or the home of friends
- the act of eating dinner
- An act of moving something in a circular direction around an axis or
- A development or change in circumstances or a course of events
- (turn) bend: a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook
in the path"
- A change of direction when moving
- (turn) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn
towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She
turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
- (turn) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he
took a turn to the right"
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Turn of Mind
A stunning first novel, both literary and
thriller, about a retired orthopedic surgeon with dementia, Turn of Mind has
already received worldwide attention. With unmatched patience and a pulsating
intensity, Alice LaPlante brings us deep into a brilliant woman’s deteriorating
mind, where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and
As the book opens, Dr. Jennifer White’s best friend, Amanda, who
lived down the block, has been killed, and four fingers surgically removed from
her hand. Dr. White is the prime suspect and she herself doesn’t know whether
she did it. Told in White’s own voice, fractured and eloquent, a picture emerges
of the surprisingly intimate, complex alliance between these life-long
friends?two proud, forceful women who were at times each other’s most formidable
adversaries. As the investigation into the murder deepens and White’s
relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children intensify, a
chilling question lingers: is White’s shattered memory preventing her from
revealing the truth or helping her to hide it?
A startling portrait of a
disintegrating mind clinging to bits of reality through anger, frustration,
shame, and unspeakable loss, Turn of Mind is a remarkable debut that examines
the deception and frailty of memory and how it defines our very
the wikipedia states: There are conflicting
accounts as to the origin of Eggs Benedict, including: In an interview recorded
in the "Talk of the Town" column of The New Yorker in 1942, the year before his
death, Lemuel Benedict, a retired Wall Street stock broker, claimed that he
had wandered into the Waldorf Hotel in 1894 and, hoping to find a cure for his
morning hangover, ordered "buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a
hooker of hollandaise." Oscar Tschirky, the famed maitre d'hotel, was so
impressed with the dish that he put it on the breakfast and luncheon menus but
substituted ham and a toasted English muffin for the bacon and toast. Craig
Claiborne, in September 1967, wrote a column in The New York Times Magazine
about a letter he had received from Edward P. Montgomery, an American then
residing in France. In it, Montgomery related that the dish was created by
Commodore E. C. Benedict, a banker and yachtsman, who died in 1920 at the age of
86. Montgomery also included a recipe for eggs Benedict, stating that the recipe
had been given to him by his mother, who had received it from her brother, who
was a friend of the Commodore. Mabel C. Butler of Vineyard Haven,
Massachusetts in a November 1967 letter printed in The New York Times Magazine
responded to Montgomery's claim by correcting that the "true story, well known
to the relations of Mrs. Le Grand Benedict", of whom she was one, was: “Mr. and
Mrs. Benedict, when they lived in New York around the turn of the century, dined
every Saturday at Delmonico's. One day Mrs. Benedict said to the maitre d'hotel,
"Haven't you anything new or different to suggest?" On his reply that he would
like to hear something from her, she suggested poached eggs on toasted English
muffins with a thin slice of ham, hollandaise sauce and a truffle on top.
Coffee and conversation
I am fortunate to start off each day with
coffee and conversation. Sometimes there's a fresh homemade meal, and sometimes
leftovers. We take turns. In any case sitting down at the dining room table is a
great way to start my day. There's listening, sharing, and often excitement as
we venture off into a new day.
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An irresistible new adventure for the bossy,
vain, and endearing Agatha Raisin, from New York Times bestselling M.C. Beaton,
"the reigning queen of the cozies" (Booklist).
Winter Parva is a
“picturesque” (touristy) Cotswold village with gift shops, a medieval market
hall, and thatched cottages. After a disappointing Christmas season, the parish
council has decided to hold a special event in January, complete with
old-fashioned costumes, morris dancing, and a pig roast on the village green.
Always one for a good roasting, Agatha Raisin organizes an outing to enjoy
the merriment. The rotary spit turning over a bed of blazing charcoals is sure
to please on this foggy and blistery evening. But as the fog lifts slightly, the
sharp-eyed Agatha notices something peculiar about the pig: a tattoo of a heart
with an arrow through it and the name Amy.
“Stop!” she screams suddenly.
“Pigs don’t have tattoos.”
The “pig,” in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not
exactly beloved by the locals, including Agatha herself. Although Agatha has
every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when the
Gary’s ex-wife, Amy, hires Agatha’s detective agency to investigate—and another
murder ensues. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as vain and
competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha do anything other than solve the