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资料来源 : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

      (c) (Mach.) Any collection and arrangement in a condensed
          form of many particulars or values, for ready
          reference, as of weights, measures, currency, specific
          gravities, etc.; also, a series of numbers following
          some law, and expressing particular values
          corresponding to certain other numbers on which they
          depend, and by means of which they are taken out for
          use in computations; as, tables of logarithms, sines,
          tangents, squares, cubes, etc.; annuity tables;
          interest tables; astronomical tables, etc.
      (d) (Palmistry) The arrangement or disposition of the
          lines which appear on the inside of the hand.

                Mistress of a fairer table Hath not history for
                fable.                            --B. Jonson.

   5. An article of furniture, consisting of a flat slab, board,
      or the like, having a smooth surface, fixed horizontally
      on legs, and used for a great variety of purposes, as in
      eating, writing, or working.

            We may again Give to our tables meat. --Shak.

            The nymph the table spread.           --Pope.

   6. Hence, food placed on a table to be partaken of; fare;
      entertainment; as, to set a good table.

   7. The company assembled round a table.

            I drink the general joy of the whole table. --Shak.

   8. (Anat.) One of the two, external and internal, layers of
      compact bone, separated by diplo["e], in the walls of the
      cranium.

   9. (Arch.) A stringcourse which includes an offset; esp., a
      band of stone, or the like, set where an offset is
      required, so as to make it decorative. See {Water table}.

   10. (Games)
       (a) The board on the opposite sides of which backgammon
           and draughts are played.
       (b) One of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, to
           play into the right-hand table.
       (c) pl. The games of backgammon and of draughts. [Obs.]
           --Chaucer.

                 This is the ape of form, monsieur the nice,
                 That, when he plays at tables, chides the dice.
                                                  --Shak.

   11. (Glass Manuf.) A circular plate of crown glass.

             A circular plate or table of about five feet
             diameter weighs on an average nine pounds. --Ure.

   12. (Jewelry) The upper flat surface of a diamond or other
       precious stone, the sides of which are cut in angles.

   13. (Persp.) A plane surface, supposed to be transparent and
       perpendicular to the horizon; -- called also {perspective
       plane}.

   14. (Mach.) The part of a machine tool on which the work
       rests and is fastened.

   {Bench table}, {Card table}, {Communion table}, {Lord's
   table}, etc. See under {Bench}, {Card}, etc.

   {Raised table} (Arch. & Sculp.), a raised or projecting
      member of a flat surface, large in proportion to the
      projection, and usually rectangular, -- especially
      intended to receive an inscription or the like.

   {Roller table} (Horology), a flat disk on the arbor of the
      balance of a watch, holding the jewel which rolls in and
      out of the fork at the end of the lever of the escapement.
      

   {Round table}. See Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

   {Table anvil}, a small anvil to be fastened to a table for
      use in making slight repairs.

   {Table base}. (Arch.) Same as {Water table}.

   {Table bed}, a bed in the form of a table.

   {Table beer}, beer for table, or for common use; small beer.
      

   {Table bell}, a small bell to be used at table for calling
      servants.

   {Table cover}, a cloth for covering a table, especially at
      other than mealtimes.

   {Table diamond}, a thin diamond cut with a flat upper
      surface.

   {Table linen}, linen tablecloth, napkins, and the like.

   {Table money} (Mil. or Naut.), an allowance sometimes made to
      officers over and above their pay, for table expenses.

   {Table rent} (O. Eng. Law), rent paid to a bishop or
      religious, reserved or appropriated to his table or
      housekeeping. --Burrill.

   {Table shore} (Naut.), a low, level shore.

   {Table talk}, conversation at table, or at meals.

   {Table talker}, one who talks at table.

   {Table tipping}, {Table turning}, certain movements of
      tables, etc., attributed by some to the agency of departed
      spirits, and by others to the development of latent vital
      or spriritual forces, but more commonly ascribed to the
      muscular force of persons in connection with the objects
      moved, or to physical force applied otherwise.

   {Tables of a girder} or {chord} (Engin.), the upper and lower
      horizontal members.

   {To lay on the table}, in parliamentary usage, to lay, as a
      report, motion, etc., on the table of the presiding
      officer, -- that is, to postpone the consideration of, by
      a vote.

   {To serve tables} (Script.), to provide for the poor, or to
      distribute provisions for their wants. --Acts vi. 2.

   {To turn the tables}, to change the condition or fortune of
      contending parties; -- a metaphorical expression taken
      from the vicissitudes of fortune in gaming.

   {Twelve tables} (Rom. Antiq.), a celebrated body of Roman
      laws, framed by decemvirs appointed 450 years before
      Christ, on the return of deputies or commissioners who had
      been sent to Greece to examine into foreign laws and
      institutions. They consisted partly of laws transcribed
      from the institutions of other nations, partly of such as
      were altered and accommodated to the manners of the
      Romans, partly of new provisions, and mainly, perhaps, of
      laws and usages under their ancient kings. --Burrill.

Card \Card\, n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. ? a leaf of
   paper. Cf. {Chart}.]
   1. A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared
      for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a
      card of invitation; pl. a game played with cards.

            Our first cards were to Carabas House. --Thackeray.

   2. A published note, containing a brief statement,
      explanation, request, expression of thanks, or the like;
      as, to put a card in the newspapers. Also, a printed
      programme, and (fig.), an attraction or inducement; as,
      this will be a good card for the last day of the fair.

   3. A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the
      dial or face of the mariner's compass.

            All the quartere that they know I' the shipman's
            card.                                 --Shak.

   4. (Weaving) A perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for
      warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a
      loom. See {Jacquard}.

   5. An indicator card. See under {Indicator}.

   {Business card}, a card on which is printed an advertisement
      or business address.

   {Card basket}
      (a) A basket to hold visiting cards left by callers.
      (b) A basket made of cardboard.

   {Card catalogue}. See {Catalogue}.

   {Card rack}, a rack or frame for holding and displaying
      business or visiting card.

   {Card table}, a table for use inplaying cards, esp. one
      having a leaf which folds over.

   {On the cards}, likely to happen; foretold and expected but
      not yet brought to pass; -- a phrase of fortune tellers
      that has come into common use; also, according to the
      programme.

   {Playing card}, cards used in playing games; specifically,
      the cards cards used playing which and other games of
      chance, and having each pack divided onto four kinds or
      suits called hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades. The full
      or whist pack contains fifty-two cards.

   {To have the cards in one's own hands}, to have the winning
      cards; to have the means of success in an undertaking.

   {To play one's cards well}, to make no errors; to act
      shrewdly.

   {To play snow one's cards}, to expose one's plants to rivals
      or foes.

   {To speak by the card}, to speak from information and
      definitely, not by guess as in telling a ship's bearing by
      the compass card.

   {Visiting card}, a small card bearing the name, and sometimes
      the address, of the person presenting it.

资料来源 : WordNet®

card table
     n 1: a table for playing cards (as in a casino)
     2: a small light table with folding legs; can be folded for
        storage
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