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A coffee table is a style of long, low table which is designed to be placed in front of a couch, to support beverages (hence the name), magazines, books (especially coffee table books), and other small items to be used while sitting. Coffee tables may also incorporate cabinets for storage. Coffee tables found their way into the West from the Ottoman Empire, where they were a common fixture in tea gardens and other places where coffee was served. They became especially common after the Battle of Vienna in 1683. Image File history File links Coffee_Table. ... Image File history File links Coffee_Table. ... A wooden dining table and chairs. ... Sofas come in a variety of colors, patterns, and materials (two-seater model) Ancient Greek couch with one elevated armrest A couch, and a sofa, settee, lounge, davenport or chesterfield are items of furniture for the comfortable seating of more than one person. ... The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids, see Drinking. ... A cup of coffee // Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Walk of Ideas (Germany) - built in 2006 to commemorate Johannes Gutenbergs invention, circa 1445, of printing with movable type. ... A coffee table book is a style of hardcover book designed to rest on a coffee table or similar surface in an area where guests sit and are entertained, thus inspiring conversation or alleviating boredom. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Motto: دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem: Ottoman imperial anthem At the height of its power (1683) Capital Söğüt (1299-1326) Bursa (1326-1365) Edirne (1365-1453) Constantinople (Istanbul) (1453-1922) Language(s) Ottoman Turkish Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 Osman I  - 1918–1922 Mehmed VI... Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park A tea garden was a place to drink tea and stroll around lawns, ponds and view statues. ... Combatants Holy League: Habsburgs, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Saxony, Bavaria, Other allies Ottoman Empire, Khanate of Crimea, Central Hungary, Transylvania, Wallachia, Moldavia Commanders John III Sobieski, Charles V of Lorraine Kara Mustafa Pasha Strength 70,000, (10,000 during siege) 138,000, (200,000 during siege) Casualties 4,000 killed 15... Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ...


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Coffee table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (130 words)
A coffee table is a style of long, low table which is designed to be placed in front of a couch, to support beverages (hence the name), magazines, books (especially coffee table books), and other small items to be used while sitting.
Coffee tables may also incorporate cabinets for storage.
Coffee tables found their way into the West from the Ottoman Empire, where they were a common fixture in tea gardens and other places where coffee was served.
CoffeeTableTrains Home (700 words)
The first computerized coffee table train layout (i.e., Coffee Table #1) was finished in 1958, and it is still alive and well in Arizona.
Coffee Table #2 was started in 1960, but was eventually abandoned.
Coffee Table #3 was originally conceived in 1967, but had to be shelved for many years until technology caught up with my grand ideas for a complex computerized N-Scale layout housed in a piece of living room furniture.
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