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TAB'LATURE, n. [from table.] Painting on walls and ceilings; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according to one design.

1. In music, the expression of sounds or notes of composition by letters of the alphabet or ciphers, or other characters not used in modern music. In a stricter sense, the manner of writing a piece for the lute, theorbo, guitar, base viol, or the like; which is done by writing on several parallel lines, (each of which represents a string of the instrument,) certain letters of the alphabet, referring to the frets on the neck of the instrument, each letter directing how some note is to be sounded.

2. In anatomy, a division or parting of the skull into two tables.



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TAB'LATURE, n. [from table.] Painting on walls and ceilings; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according to one design.

1. In music, the expression of sounds or notes of composition by letters of the alphabet or ciphers, or other characters not used in modern music. In a stricter sense, the manner of writing a piece for the lute, theorbo, guitar, base viol, or the like; which is done by writing on several parallel lines, (each of which represents a string of the instrument,) certain letters of the alphabet, referring to the frets on the neck of the instrument, each letter directing how some note is to be sounded.

2. In anatomy, a division or parting of the skull into two tables.

TAB'LA-TURE, n. [from table.]

  1. Painting on walls and ceilings; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according to one design. Johnson. Lord Shaftsbury.
  2. In music, the expression of sounds or notes of composition by letters of the alphabet or ciphers, or other characters not used in modern music. In a stricter sense, the manner of writing a piece for the lute, theorbo, guitar, base viol, or the like; which is done by writing on several parallel lines, (each of which represents a string of the instrument,) certain letters of the alphabet, referring to the frets on the neck of the instrument, each letter directing how some note is to be sounded. Cyc.
  3. In anatomy, a division or parting of the skull into two tables. Cyc.

Tab"la*ture
  1. A painting on a wall or ceiling; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according to one design; hence, a picture in general.

    Shaftesbury.
  2. An ancient mode of indicating musical sounds by letters and other signs instead of by notes.

    The chimes of bells are so rarely managed that I went up to that of Sir Nicholas, where I found who played all sorts of compositions from the tablature before him as if he had fingered an organ. Evelyn.

  3. Division into plates or tables with intervening spaces; as, the tablature of the cranial bones.
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Tablature

TAB'LATURE, noun [from table.] Painting on walls and ceilings; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according to one design.

1. In music, the expression of sounds or notes of composition by letters of the alphabet or ciphers, or other characters not used in modern music. In a stricter sense, the manner of writing a piece for the lute, theorbo, guitar, base viol, or the like; which is done by writing on several parallel lines, (each of which represents a string of the instrument, ) certain letters of the alphabet, referring to the frets on the neck of the instrument, each letter directing how some note is to be sounded.

2. In anatomy, a division or parting of the skull into two tables.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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vow

VOW, n.

1. A solemn promisemade to God, or by a pagan to his deity. The Roman generals when they went to war, sometimes made a vow that they would build a temple to some favorite deity, if he would give them victory. A vow is a promise of something to be given or done hereafter.

A person is constituted a religious by taking three vows, of chastity, of poverty, and of obedience. Among the Isrealites, the vows of children were not binding, unless ratified by the express or tacit consent of their father. Num. 30.

2. A solemn promise; as the vows of unchangeable love and fidelity. In a moral and religious sense, vows are promises to God, as they appeal to God to witness their sincerity, and the violation of them is a most heinous offense.

VOW, v.t.

1. To give, consecrate or dedicate to God by a solemn promise. When Jacob went to Mesopotamia, he vowed to God a tenth of this substance, and his own future devotion to his service. Gen. 28.

When thou vowest a vow, defer not to pay it. Eccles. 5.

2. To devote.

VOW, v.i. To make vows or solemn promises. He that vows, must be careful to perform.

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