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- n. Alternative spelling of tabor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See tabor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See tabor, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small drum with one head of soft calfskin
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The "tabour" or "tabor" was a musical instrument of the drum type which with the pipe formed the band of a country village.
To "tabour," accordingly, is to beat with loud strokes, as men beat upon such an instrument.
On the tabour to the Worthies, and let them dance the hay.
I have known when there was no music with him but the drum and the fife; and now had he rather hear the tabour and the pipe: I have known when he would have walked ten mile a-foot to see a good armour; and now will he lie ten nights awake, carving the fashion of a new doublet.
Save thee, friend, and thy music: dost thou live by thy tabour?
"Although the major assures me that there is all the timber we will need on the site, I plan to use wire mesh for the construction of the abions and human tabour for the filling of the mesh 9 nets with stone and aggregate."
"You find me the tabour, and I will build your dam," Sapper grunted.
They touch heaven, tabour on it; how their talons sweep
They touch, they tabour on it, hover on it [; here, there hurled],
The sound of pipe, tabour, and psaltery in melodious combination arose from the valley, and all hearts, save one, were happy.