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Definitions of tabatiere:

The hollow at the base of the metacarpal bone of the thumb when the digit is extended; it is formed by the prominence on either side of the tendons of the extensor primi and extensor secundi internodii pollicis muscles ( musculus extensor pollicis brevis and musculus extensor pollicis longus [ BNA]).

Usage examples for tabatiere:

  • Monsieur Gratiot produced his tabatiere and took a pinch of snuff. "The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill", Winston Churchill
  • There were grave Spaniards in long cloaks and feathered beavers; jolly merchants and artisans in short linen jackets, each with his tabatiere the wives with bits of finery, the children laughing and shouting and dodging in and out between fathers and mothers beaming with quiet pride and contentment; swarthy boat- men with their worsted belts, gaudy negresses chanting in the soft patois, and here and there a blanketed Indian. "The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill", Winston Churchill

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