• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Table-book a book of tablets, on which anything is written without ink: a note-book: a book of tables, as of weights, measures, &c
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  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. table—L. tabula, a board.


In literature:

That thick book is mine, but the other books on the table near her are hers.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
He opened the books that she had left on the table, and shook them.
"Heart and Science" by Wilkie Collins
It was renewed when Amelius, first placing on his table a little book, announced his intention of delivering the lecture extempore.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
He was picking up one by one some black-letter books that were lying on the table and on the bed.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
Then he looked up and stretched out a hand toward a book which lay on a table near.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Dwight never read from a book at table.
"Miss Lulu Bett" by Zona Gale
When room was required on the table for plates, the books and papers were swept on one side.
"Hyacinth" by George A. Birmingham
There was, besides, a small table with two or three books upon it.
"Jack's Ward" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
The book is the time-table.
"The Adventures of a Special Correspondent" by Jules Verne
Many papers and books were on her table, and she read carefully and widely.
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
For his table, he installed an antique praying-desk the inside of which could contain an urn and the outside a prayer book.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
My father was sitting at the table with a mountain of books and papers before him.
"In the Days of My Youth" by Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Then begin to find large objects, such as tables, chairs, book-cases, etc.
"Clairvoyance and Occult Powers" by Swami Panchadasi
One of them was Miss Haim's; there was a hat hung on the looking-glass, and a table with a few books on it.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
The narrator here struck a book against the table several times to describe it.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
He was sitting at the table, with feet stretched out on a low chair, cutting a book.
"The Lady With The Dog and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
There was Nora's table, piled high with the books and note-books of her English literature work.
"Lady Connie" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He spread a Navajo rug on the floor and placed an armful of books on the table.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
On the table was an open book and several trinkets of female toilet.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
Robert went over to the book he had laid on the table and picked it up.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty

In poetry:

"For you I gave the prophets,
For you the Psalmist's lay
For you the law's stone tables,
And holy book and day.
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
She says that table's "awful" and it drives her to despair;
Perhaps it does, but method's in what seems confusion there-
I know where every paper is, each book and magazine.
That jumbled pile was sacred in the eyes of Josephine.
"Josephine" by John O Brien

In news:

This month the book on the examination table is Kaoru Mori's series Emma.
HOLLAND, MI – Julius "Juke" Van Oss was sitting behind a wooden table, signing books inside Holland's Readers' World bookstore, when a longtime listener to his "Talk of the Town" radio program stopped in.
'Bluffton Changing Tides' coffee table book.
Bluffton's first photographic coffee table book will be released Friday afternoon during a party at Four Corners Art Gallery and Fine Framing.
100 Years Of UCLA On Your Coffee Table (Book Review).
UCSB Marine Biologist Turns His Love Of Fish Into Coffee Table Book.
Coffee-table book chronicles 'first pets' lives, tales.
Tis the season for holiday gifts - and plenty of hard-bound goods have been arriving on the Daily Circuit book table as we get into the wintery days.
Here are some new Colorado-related titles that will make great gifts and coffee table books (your guests will need something to do while the turkey roasts).
Elvis Costello's box set includes three CD's, a vinyl record and a coffee table book.
From the book (and magazine) table: Matter.
New books bring food from the lab to the dinner table .
There are toys and books in the dining area, and nine small tables.
Shutterstock Education book on table in library, ancient.
When the restaurant first opened, the tables were all booked for weeks.

In science:

The help system will be written in a hyper-linked book format complete with a table of contents, an index, and a search engine.
A GRB Tool Shed
Tippet to produce a table of random numbers to help in such studies, and a book of random sampling numbers was published in the year 1927.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Tippet to produce a table of random numbers to help in such studies, and a book of random sampling numbers was published in the year 1927.
Monte Carlo: Basics
The book is completed by a survey of a few tools which are characteristic of the field (in Chapters 8-10), and Appendices holding useful tables, a timeline of milestones of the field, and a glossary of key terms of Astronomy with Radioactivities to guide readers through the basic terminology.
Introduction to Astronomy with Radioactivity
For example the Hartley book or the calendar had an average recall across the six configurations (see Table 2 for the configuration parameters) of 0.78 and 0.54 respectively.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
The frame of this write-up is not a standard and text-book-like presentation, but rather a collection and reproduction of slides, pictures and tables, similar as presented in the lecture itself.
Standard Model Physics at LEP
Table 1. b-hadron lifetime measurements which have appeared since the CKM Workshop yellow book .
CKM matrix elements from tree-level decays and b-hadron lifetimes
Alternating polyhedral K Ls with s = 2 are given in the following table, each with its BF R. K Ls in this table are given in ”standard” Conway notation (that is ”standardized” for knots with n ≤ 10 and links with n ≤ 9 crossings according to Rolfsen’s book ).
Braid Family Representatives
In a similar way as with the classical notation, where every K L is given by its place in knot tables, we need to use some ”standard” code, according to the notation introduced in the original Conway’s paper and in the papers or books following it [1,3,4].
Braid Family Representatives
So, this is definitely not a coffee table book.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
The book, pleasing in character and enthusiastic in tone, has many stimulating diagrams and tables, as well as problem sets (with hints and answers supplied at the end).
Book Review: "Geometry of Quantum States" by Ingemar Bengtsson and Karol Zyczkowski (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
We also attach the table of contents and the list of references of the book.
Non-Perturbative Field Theory - From two dimensional conformal field theory to QCD in four dimensions
The table of content of the book and the bibliography of the book are added as appendices.
Non-Perturbative Field Theory - From two dimensional conformal field theory to QCD in four dimensions
Some typical results are given in Table 1. Table 2 gives the number of disk accesses made to answer various queries on BOOKS under the two splitting policies and also the results for the same queries on SMALLBOOKS. In these experiments TITLE and AUTHOR were the two most frequently used attributes.
Using Grid Files for a Relational Database Management System
Blue graphs (a–d) correspond to communities with High posting cost (see Table 3), i.e., communities for which you are required to book a hotel room before posting a review, while red graphs (e–f ) correspond to communities with Low posting cost, i.e., communities that allow any user to post reviews for any hotel.
Estimating the Prevalence of Deception in Online Review Communities