from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the table round which a council holds consultation; also, the council itself in deliberation.
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- n. the table that conferees sit around as they hold a meeting
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The issues of war depend quite as much upon Statesmanship as Generalship; quite as much upon what is done at the council board as upon what is done in the field.
The Great Speech of Hon. A.H. Stephens, Delivered Before the Georgia Legislature, on Wednesday Night, March 16th, 1864, to which is Added Extracts prom [sic] Gov. Brown's Message to the Georgia Legislature.