from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. See tabor, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See tabor.

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  • noun music Alternative spelling of tabor.

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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.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • To "tabour," accordingly, is to beat with loud strokes, as men beat upon such an instrument.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • 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.

    Much Ado About Nothing

  • Save thee, friend, and thy music: dost thou live by thy tabour?

    Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

  • On the tabour to the Worthies, and let them dance the hay.

    Love’s Labour ’s Lost

  • "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."

    The Seventh Scroll

  • "You find me the tabour, and I will build your dam," Sapper grunted.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • 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.

    Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine


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