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tableau

a pause during or at the end of a scene on stage when all the performers briefly freeze in position
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I carefully and deliberately made these observations before allowing myself to take one glance at the benches before me; having handled the crayon, looked back at the tableau, fingered the sponge in order to ascertain that it was in a right state of moisture, I found myself cool enough to admit of looking calmly up and gazing deliberately round me.
Goro was now entirely obscured, but vivid flashes of lightning lit up the jungle at brief intervals, revealing the grim tableau of primitive passion upon the swaying limb.
The slight noise had awakened Jane Porter at the same time, and as she saw the hideous tableau she gave a shrill cry of alarm, and at the same instant the sailor lurched forward and fell upon Clayton.
But if her conduct and appearance had already somewhat jarred upon their limited and precise sense of the fitness of things, what were they to think of the next little act in this tableau vivant?
It was upon this tableau that Daughtry entered, and, while he admired Michael much under the bright electric light, he realized the situation.
I don't mind the absurdity, and quite long to go and comfort that poor girl with the broken heart," said Polly with a sigh as the curtain fell on a most affecting tableau.
they fit nicely," and, sitting on the new sled, Rose tried a skate on her little bare foot, while Phebe stood by admiring the pretty tableau.
Tommy Sloane let his team of crickets escape him altogether while he stared open-mouthed at the tableau.
The tableau was pretty, but the pose and juxtaposition were too eloquent and evident to require explanation.
Every reader of a sentimental turn (and we desire no other) must have been pleased with the tableau with which the last act of our little drama concluded; for what can be prettier than an image of Love on his knees before Beauty?
Improvements to Tableau Server and Tableau Online, Tableaus cloud solution, provide new ways to set permissions and provide more ways to seamlessly access content and keep data fresh.
Five tableaus were presented under the title "Historic Tableau," Ancient Yemeni Civilization Tableau.