(n.) A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc.
(n.) A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc. It is still employed in China.
(n.) The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave. See Column.
(n.) A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work.
(n.) A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or the like; a kind of cupboard, buffet, or sideboard.
(n.) A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.
(n.) A genus of leguminous trees and shrubs. Nearly 300 species are Australian or Polynesian, and have terete or vertically compressed leaf stalks, instead of the bipinnate leaves of the much fewer species of America, Africa, etc. Very few are found in temperate climates.
(n.) The inspissated juice of several species of acacia; -- called also gum acacia, and gum arabic.