• Taboret
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n taboret a low stool in the shape of a drum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Taboret (Mus) A small tabor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n taboret A small tabor.
    • n taboret A seat for one person; especially, a seat without back or arms, or with a very low back, as an ottoman. The word is applied especially to such seats (sometimes ottomans) placed in the presence-chamber or other reception-room of a palace, for those members of the court who are entitled to sit in the presence of the sovereign.
    • n taboret A frame for embroidery.
    • n taboret A needle-case.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. of tabor,. Cf. Tabret


In literature:

Halsey kicked a taboret viciously.
"The Circular Staircase" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
As I endeavored to pass the door, I inadvertently struck the edge of a little taboret standing in my way.
"The Mayor's Wife" by Anna Katherine Green
On a taboret by her side was a big pink box full of chocolates.
"The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise" by Margaret Burnham
There were divans and a little taboret or two and a framework where an awning could be raised against the sun.
"The Fortieth Door" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Sit thou here at my feet on this taboret.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
Another method is to glue and clamp the pieces of the taboret together two by two, using blocks as shown in Fig.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
She carried her taboret in her hand, and came slowly towards me.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Between Surgery and the sector where the Door usually appears are the shelves and taborets of the Art Gallery.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
An inlaid Oriental taboret, on which were a gold cigarette-case and ash-tray, stood beside her on the red-tiled floor.
"The High Heart" by Basil King
She was lying in her steamer chair on the veranda of her house at the time; and by her side, on a taboret, stood a glass of water.
"The Locusts' Years" by Mary Helen Fee
A bronze lamp was in a niche in the wall and a taboret stood in the corner.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller
His eldest son, a boy of fourteen years, played on the taboret and was almost as grave and silent as he.
"The Joy of Captain Ribot" by Armando Palacio Valdés
The maid came in and placed upon the fine marquetry taboret a heavy old silver tray.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner

In poetry:

Why the extraneous plant?
Why the taboret?
Why, oh why, the doily?
(Embroidered in daisy stitch
with marguerites, I think,
and heavy with gray crochet.)
"Filling Station" by Elizabeth Bishop