tambour :

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  • n  a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering
  • n  a drum

  • Knox was deadly in putting the ball into the dedans and grille, often hitting the tambour, a jutting buttress off which the ball caroms almost parallel to the net.
  • At Luxor, Egypt, all travelers who pay may hear a fat sleek native gentleman mumble and whistle and beat a tambour.
  • Her favorite piece of furniture is the tambour desk in the East Sitting Hall, part of the private family quarters.
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  • When you had to go, you didn't have to go far
    Cowles Syndicate Inc. This George III mahogany piece is a commode, not a table. It was made in the 18th century to hold the necessary nighttime "toilet" equipment behind tambour doors. It sold for $950 at a New Orleans Auction Galleries sale in October 2012.
    July 18, 2013 - Everett Herald

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