Every now and then, I come across listings for a "refractory" dining table. While I am familiar with this word in the context of biology and physics/chemistry, I'm not sure how it relates to furniture.
Is it simply people getting the term confused with a "refectory" table? While this may seem to be the obvious interpretation, I actually see the term "refractory" used more often than "refectory" in listings. In either case, the tables usually don't match the "highly elongated" definition that is associated with "refectory" in the dictionary.