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  • n. Alternative spelling of trestleboard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A movable table-top for use in connection with trestles, making a large table when required.


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  • In one corner of the compartment stood a small iron stove, in which smoldered a bare handful of coals; in another was a trestle-board which served as a bed; two or three stools and a rickety deal table, together with a few cooking utensils, completed

    Off on a Comet

  • On a great trestle-board table to my left lay the dead blond thief who had hefted me body and soul into his big cloth sack.

    Vittorio, The Vampire

  • Sleek and sinuous, she had climbed upon a trestle-board to dance for half a dozen sailors who pawed her with raucous shouts, running their hands up her long legs.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • Like every other symbol of the order, it is universal and tolerant in its application; and while, as Christian Masons, we cling with unfaltering integrity to that explanation which makes the Scriptures of both dispensations our trestle-board, we permit our Jewish and Mohammedan brethren to content themselves with the books of the Old Testament, or the

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • The trestle-board becomes, therefore, one of our elementary symbols.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • To construct his earthly temple, the operative mason followed the architectural designs laid down on the _trestle-board_, or tracing-board, or book of plans of the architect.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • But so rigidly exacting is it that the symbol shall be preserved, and, in some rational way, interpreted, that it peremptorily excludes the Atheist from its communion, because, believing in no Supreme Being, no divine Architect, he must necessarily be without a spiritual trestle-board on which the designs of that Being may be inscribed for his direction.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • Thus provided with the word of life, he occupies his time in the construction of a spiritual temple, and travels onward in the faithful discharge of all his duties, laying down his designs upon the trestle-board of the future and invoking the assistance and direction of

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • The trestle-board is, then, the symbol of the natural and moral law.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • On the trestle-board of the Present, Liberty forever sets before the Future some new query.

    Bricks without Straw A Novel


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