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 Tab’arin.Tabla Rasa (Latin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tabby,
 
a cat, so called because the brindlings of the tabby were thought to resemble the waterings of the silk of the name. (French, tabis; Italian, etc., tabi; Persian, retabi, a rich figured silk.)   1
       
“Demurest of the tabby kind,
The pensive Selima reclined.”
       
Gay.
 


 Tab’arin.Tabla Rasa (Latin). 

 
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