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Word: tablet

Definition: small round piece of medicine; flat piece of stone or metal bearing an inscription; Ex. stone tablet on the wall


Sentences Containing 'tablet'

But before he left, he went with me to Yarmouth, to see a little tablet I had put up in the churchyard to the memory of Ham.
It is noon; and Dough-Boy, the steward, thrusting his pale loaf-of-bread face from the cabin-scuttle, announces dinner to his lord and master; who, sitting in the lee quarter-boat, has just been taking an observation of the sun; and is now mutely reckoning the latitude on the smooth, medallion-shaped tablet, reserved for that daily purpose on the upper part of his ivory leg.

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