Definitions

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  • n. A tablet or register.
  • n. A list or scheme inscribed on a tablet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tablet; a register; hence, a list or scheme inscribed on a tablet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tablet; a list; a register; hence, that on which anything, as a scheme or plan, is inscribed.

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek for "tablet".

Examples

  • Consider whereabout thou art in Cebes 'table, or that old philosophical pinax of the life of man: whether thou art yet in the road of uncertainties; whether thou hast yet entered the narrow gate, got up the hill and asperous way which leadeth unto the house of sanity; or taken that purifying potion from the hand of sincere erudition, which may send thee clear and pure away unto a virtuous and happy life.'

    Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' an Appreciation

  • The quick-beam [_ornus_, or as the _pinax_ more peculiarly, _fraxinus bubula_; others, the wild sorb] or (as some term it) the witchen, is a species of wild-ash.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

  • The former is actually a requirement of the latter so you can bring in all external dependencies with: pip install - r pinax / requirements / external_apps. txt

    Planet Python

  • Consider whereabout thou art in Cebes's [25] table, or that old philosophical pinax [26] of the life of man: whether thou art yet in the road of uncertainties; whether thou hast yet entred the narrow gate, got up the hill and asperous way, which leadeth unto the house of sanity; or taken that purifying potion from the hand of sincere erudition, which may send thee clear and pure away unto a virtuous and happy life.

    Christian Morals

  • Consider whereabouts thou art in Cebe's [III. 14] table, or that old philosophical pinax [III. 15] of the life of man; whether thou art still in the road of uncertainties; whether thou hast yet entered the narrow gate, got up the hill and asperous way which leadeth unto the house of sanity; or taken that purifying potion from the hand of sincere erudition, which may send thee clear and pure away unto a virtuous and happy life.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

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  • An Ancient when cheating on tax

    Took care in his choice of pinax.

    With a spell in the sun

    The crime was undone

    If the lies were inscribed in thin wax.

    April 29, 2015

  • "The dish or plate next to the decanter of Marsala on the brass table gave a much more accurate notion of what she liked: a red-figured Greek pinax from Sixily. It was chipped and repaired, but its cheerful nymphs still danced beneath their tree with infinite grace, as they had done these two thousand years or more."

    --Patrick O'Brian, Treason's Harbour, 85

    February 19, 2008