How to use Round-table in a sentence
A small round table and two chairs were placed in a corner near the doorway to the family room, providing a view of the fireplace.
A round table in the center had an access pad attached to the top, so she passed her armband over it.
The mention of Arthur and the Round Table at once brings him to mind as the most valiant member of that brotherhood and the secret lover of the Queen.
This is interrupted by the tidings of Mordred's treachery, and Lancelot, taking no part in the last fatal conflict, outlives both king and queen, and the downfall of the Round Table.
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In the following years he spent much time and money in rebuilding Windsor Castle, and instituting the order of the Garter, which he did in order to fulfil a vow that he had taken to restore the Round Table of Arthur.
Fauriel was biased in this work by his preconceived and somewhat fanciful theory that Provence was the cradle of the chansons de geste and even of the Round Table romances; but he gave a great stimulus to the scientific study of Old French and Provencal.
The origin of the Round Table is obscure.
When the founding of the Round Table is ascribed to Merlin it is generally in close connexion with the Grail legend, forming the last of a series of three, founded in honour of the Trinity - the first being the table of the Last Supper, the second that of the Grail, established by Joseph of Arimathea, The number of knights whom the table will seat varies; it might seat twelve or fifty or a hundred and fifty; nowhere, save in Layamon, do we find a practically unlimited power of accommodation.
It is also to be noted that whereas, in the pseudo-chronicles, it is the common table of Arthur's court, designed in the interests of peace and unity, in the romances it is a sign of superiority, only the best and most valiant knights being adjudged worthy of a seat at the Round Table.Advertisement
The membership is not restricted to the knights of Arthur's immediate court and household, knights who are, in all essentials outsiders, appearing but as passing guests at Arthur's board, such as, e.g., Perceval and Tristan, may be elected knights of the Round Table.
In two romances, the prose Tristan and the Parzival, the place of the Round Table proper is taken, on a journey, by a silken cloth laid on the ground, round which the knights are seated.
This would make the Round Table analogous to the turning castles which we frequently meet with in romances; and while explaining the peculiarities of Layamon's text, would make it additionally probable that he was dealing with an earlier tradition of folklore character, a tradition which was probably also familiar to Wace, whose version, though much more condensed than Layamon's, is yet in substantial harmony with this latter.
Recent grail researches have made it most probable that that mysterious talisman was originally the vessel of the ritual feast held in honour of a deity of vegetation, - Adonis, or another; if the Round Table also, as Dr Mott suggests, derives from a similar source, we have a link between these two notable features of Arthurian tradition, and an additional piece of evidence in support of the view that behind the Arthur of romance there lie not only memories of an historic British chieftain, but distinct traces of a mythological and beneficent hero.
Numerous parallels exist between the Arthurian and early Irish heroic cycles, notably the Fenian or Ossianic. This Fenian cycle is very closely connected with the Tuatha de Danaan, the Celtic deities of vegetation and increase; recent research has shown that two notable features of the Arthurian story, the Round Table and the Grail, can be most reasonably accounted for as survivals of this Nature worship, and were probably parts of the legend from the first.Advertisement
It consisted of the king and the Black Prince, and 24 knights divided into two bands of 12 like the tilters in a hastilude - at the head of the one being the first, and of the other the second; and to the companions belonging to each, when the order had superseded the Round Table and had become a permanent institution, were assigned stalls either on the sovereign's or the prince's side of St George's Chapel.
But Wykeham had nothing to do with building either the Round Tower or the Round Table.
This is a short book on the plan of the later burlesques and romances of the Round Table.
The bright galley kitchen seats up to 3 people at a pretty round table in the window overlooking Leith walk.
Head to the center of Winchester and see legendary King Arthur's Round Table.Advertisement
On 11 May, the New Statesman hosted a round-table discussion on delivering new localism.
Berg and Boris, having rested after yesterday's march, were sitting, clean and neatly dressed, at a round table in the clean quarters allotted to them, playing chess.
This book provides discussion summaries and practical recommendations, emanating from the working group and round table discussions in separate chapters.
A round table without corners allows more room to maneuver around; when the table is expanded, it forms a long oval with plenty of seating on either side.
The Hammered Copper Top Dining Table is a stunning round table from the Casual Lifestyle category that comfortably seats four people.Advertisement
The stylish black metal base of this unique table can be paired with either the round table top or the square table top.
For instance, a large round table cloth can work on an oblong table.
Selecting the right winter decorations for a large round table can be one of the most entertaining holiday décor challenges.
Think three - Taller items grouped in threes will create a focal point on your round table and add some elevation.
When you're entertaining, it's important to give diners adequate room to get comfortable, so keep these dimensions in mind as you fashion round table décor items that will remain in place for the meal.Advertisement
Each place setting on your round table should be at least 24 inches across and 12 inches deep.
Winter decorations for a large round table are fun to make and easy to use.
Trim it to fit in the center of a square, rectangle, or round table.
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