from The Century Dictionary.
- noun etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
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- noun music Alternative spelling of
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- noun 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.
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?
On the tabour to the Worthies, and let them dance the hay.
"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.