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Tacking (tak'ing), n. In law, a union of &c.- Tactical point (milit.), any point of a Tae (ta), prep. To. (Scotch.) securities, given at different times, all of field of battle which may impede the ad Tædium (të di-um). n. (L.) Weariness: which must be redeemed before an inter vance of an enemy to one's attack, or may irksomeness. See TEDIUM. - Tedium vitae, mediate purchaser can interpose his claim. facilitate the advance of one's army to at I weariness of life; ennui: a mental disorder. Tackle (tak'l), n. (From the stem of tack tack the enemy.

Tael (tāl), n. In China, a denomination of and take; in the naut. sense perhaps di- Tactically (tak'tik-al-li), adv. In a tactical

money worth about 68. sterling; also, a rectly from L. G, and D. takel, Dan. takkel, manner; according to tactics.

weight of 1 oz tackle, the tackle of a vessel.) 1. An appara Tactician (tak-tish'an), n. One versed in

Ta'en (tán). The poetical contraction of tus or that part of an apparatus by which tactics; an adroit manager or contriver. Taken. an object is grasped, fastened, moved, or Tactics (tak'tiks), n. (Fr. tactique, Gr. tak Tænia (tē'ni-a), n. (L. tænia,from Gr. tainia, operated; especially, one or more pulleys or tikos, fit for ordering or arranging, he tak a fillet or ribbon.] 1. The tapeworm, a genus blocks rove with a single rope or fall, used tikë (technē, art), the art of drawing up sol of internal parasites (Entozoa). See TAPEfor raising and lowering heavy weights and diers in array, from tassó, taxó, to arrange, WORM.-2. In arch. the fillet or band which the like. -2. Instruments of action; wea put in order.] 1. The science and art of separates the Doric frieze from the archipons.

disposing military and naval forces in order trave.-3. In surg. a ligature; a long and narShe to her tackle fell. Hudibras. for battle, of maneuvring them in presence row ribbon. - Tania hippocampi, in anat. 3. An arrow. Chaucer.-4. All the ropes of the enemy or within the range of his the plaited edges of the processes of the of a ship and other furniture of the masts. fire, and performing military and naval fornix, which pass into the inferior cornua Warın broke the breeze against the brow,

evolutions. That branch which relates to of the ventricles of the brain.- Tenia semiDry sang the tackle, sang the sail. Tennyson, land forces is termed military tactics, and circularis, a white line running in the groove See also such compounds as FISHING

that which relates to naval forces, naval between the optic thalami and corpora TACKLE, FISH - TACKLE, GROUND - TACKLE,

tactics. The first treats of the mode of dis striata. GUN-TACKLE, TACK-TACKLE, &c.

posing troops for battle, of directing them Tæniada (te'ni-a-da), n, pl. An order of inTackle (tak'l), v.t. pret. & pp. tackled; ppr.

during its continuance, the conduct of a ternal parasites (Entozoa), sub-kingdom Antackling. 1. To supply with tackle.

retreat, and the exercises, arms, &c., neces nuloida, class Scolecida, and division PlatyMy ships ride in the bay.

sary to fit troops for action; and the latter elmia; the tapeworms. Called also CesReady to disembogue, tackled and mann'd,

treats of the art of arranging fleets or squad toidea. See TAPEWORM. Ev'n to my wishes.

Bean, & FI. rons in such an order or disposition as may Tænioid (tē'ni-oid), a. Ribbon-shaped; re2. To operate, move, fasten, or the like, by be most convenient for attacking the enemy, sembling or related to the tapeworm or the means of tackle. - 3. To set vigorously to

defending themselves, or of retreating with Tæniada. work upon; to attack for the purpose of

the greatest advantage. See STRATEGY. Tænioidea (tē-ni-oi'dē-a), 1. pl. A family of controlling or mastering.

Grand tactics comprehends everything that intestinal worms, in Cuvier's classification, The greatest poetess of our day has wasted her

relates to the order, formation, and dispo of which the genus Tænia is the type. time and strength in tackling windmills under con. sition of armies, their encampments, &c. Tænioidea (tê-ni-oi'dē-ė), n. pl. Same as ditions the most fitted to insure her defeat.

Elementary tactics comprehends the drill Cepolidæ.
Dublin Univ. Mag.

ing and formation of soldiers, and all the Tæniopteris (té-ni-op'ter-is), n. (Gr. tainia, Tackle (tak'l).v. i. To go vigorously to work;

modes of training them for action.-2. The to make a bold attack: followed by to; as,

a ribbon, and pteris, a fern.) A genus of fossil art of inventing and making machines for ferns, with broad ribbon-like leaves, found they tackled to bravely. (Colloq.)

throwing darts, arrows, stones, and other in the oolitic series of Yorkshire and Scania. The old woman ... tackled to for a fight in right

missile weapons. earnest.

Taë-ping (tä-e-ping), m. (Chinese, Univer-
S. Lover
Tactile (tak'til), a. [Fr. tactile, from L. tac-

sal Peace. One of a body of very fortuidTackled (tak'ld). p. and a. Made of ropes tilis, from tango, to touch.] Capable of

able rebels who first appeared in China in tacked or looped together. being touched or felt; perceptible by touch;

1850. The taë-pings were not suppressed My man shall tangible.

till 1866, and their suppression was effected Bring the cords, made like a tackled stair. Shak.

At this proud yielding word,

with English assistance. Tackling (tak’l-ing), n. 1. Furniture of the

She on the scene her tactile sweets presented.

Beau. & FI.

Tafelspath(ta'fel-spath), n. (G., from tafel masts and yards of a ship, as cordage, sails,

All tactile resistances are unconditionally known as a table, and spath, spar. ) A lamellar mineral &c.-2. Instruments of action; as, fishing co-existent with some extension. H. Spencer. of a yellowish-gray or rose-white, forming tackling.

Tactility (tak-til'i-ti), n. 1. The state of masses of prisms interlaced in the gang. I will furnish him with a rod, if you will furnish him

chiefly lime and silex. with the rest of the lackling, and make him a fisher.

being tactile; tangibleness; perceptibility Ir. Walton,

| by touch. – 2. Touchiness. Sydney Smith. Taffata (taf'fa-ta), n. Same as Tafeta. 3. Cordage, straps, or other means of attach Rare.)

Tafferel, n. See TAFFRAIL. ing an animal to a carriage; harness, or the | Tactinvariant (tak-tin-vā'ri-ant), n. In alg. Taffeta, Taffety (taf'ie-ta, taf'fe-ti), n. (Fr. like.

the invariant which, equated to zero, ex taffetas, It. taffetà, from Per. taftah, pp. of Tacksman (taks'man), n. In Scots law, one presses the condition that two quantic verb taftan, to weave.) A name gisen who holds a tack or lease of land from an curves or surfaces touch each other.

originally to all plain silk goods, but now other; a tenant or lessee. (Scotch.]

Taction (tak'shon), n. (L. tactio, tactitionis, become a generic name for plain silk, gros Tacks-pins (taks'pinz), n. pl. Naut. pins in from tango, to touch.] 1. The act of touch de Naples, shot silk, glacé, and others. The serted into holes in various parts of a vessel ing; touch.

term has also been applied to mixed fabrics for belaying running gear to. Also called They neither can speak, or attend to the discourses

of silk and wool. - Taffeta phrases, fine, Belaying-pins.

of others, without being roused by some external smooth, or soft phrases or speech, as opTack-tackle (tak'tak-1), n. Naut. a small


Chesterfield, posed to homespun, blunt, plain phrases or tackle for pulling down the tacks of the 2. In geom. the same as Tangency or Touch speech. Shak. principal sails. ing.

Taffrail, Tafferel (taf'ral, taf'e-rel), n (D. Taconic System (ta-kon'ik sis'tem), n. In Tactless (takt'les), a. Destitute of tact. tafereel, a panel, a picture, from tafel, a geol. a system of upper Cambrian or lower Tactual (tak'tü-al), a. Pertaining to the table, a picture, from L. tabula, & table] Silurian rocks lying in the United States to sense or the organs of touch; consisting in Naut. the rail over the heads of the sterthe east of the Hudson, and so named from or derived from touch.

timbers, extending across the stern from one the Taconic range in the western slope of Whether visual or tactual, every perception of the

quarter-stanchion to the other. The word the Green Mountains. The system consists space-attributes of body is decomposable into per seems also to have originally meant the of slates, quartz-rock, and limestone.

ceptions of relative position.

H. Spencer upper flat part of a ship's stern, and to have Tact (takt), n. [Fr. tact, touch, feeling, tact,

In the lowest organisms we have a kind of tactual been so applied because this part is often

sense diffused over the entire body; then, through from L. tactus, from tango, tactum, to touch,

ornamented with carving or a painting. impressions from without and their corresponding from which stem also tactile, tangible, con adjustments, special portions of the surface become

Young's Nautical Dictionary gives taferel. tact, contagion, &c. See also TASTE, TAX. ] more responsive to stimuli than others.

rail as equivalent to tafrail. 1. Touch; feeling.

Prof. Tyndall.
Tade, Taid, Ted (täd, ted), n. A toad.

A ball of blue flame pitched upon the knight heads Did you suppose that I could not make myself sensible to tact as well as sight, and assume corporeality (Scotch.

and then came bounding and dancing aft to the tags

rail. as well as form.

Southey. Tadorna (ta-dorna), n. (Etym. unknown.) 2. Peculiar skill or faculty: nice perception A genus of ducks, which includes the shel- | Taffy (taf'i), n. A kind of candy made of or discernment; skill or adroitness in doing

sugar or molasses boiled down and poured or saying exactly what is required by cir- | Tadpole (tad põl), n. [OE. tadde, Proy. E. out in shallow pans. Written also toly. cumstances; as, to be gifted with feminine and Sc. tade, A. Sax. tadie, a toad, and pole Taffy (taf'i), n. [Welsh pron. of Dary, the tact.

poll, the head. Comp. Prov. E. polliwig, familiar form of David.] A Welshman And loved them more, that they were thine, polliwog, pollhead, Sc. powhead, a tadpole.) Tafia (tä'fl-a), n (Fr., from Malay taf la, a

The graceful tact, the Christian art, Tennyson. The young of a batrachian animal, especially spirit distilled from molasses.) A variety He had formed plans not inferior in grandeur and of a frog in its first state from the spawn; of rum distilled from molasses. boldness to those of Richelieu, and had carried them a porwigle. See FROG.

Tafilet (taf'i-let), n. A fig or date of superior into effect with a tack and wariness worthy of Mazarin.

quality imported from Tafilelt, a principa. Macaulay.

Tadpoledom (tad-pol'dum), n. The tadpole
state. Kingsley.

lity of Marocco. 3. The stroke in beating time in music.

Tadpole-fish (tad'põl-fish), n. A somewhat Tag (tag), n. (A word which appears to be Tactable (tak'ta-bl), a. (See TACT) Capa

a Teutonic form of tack; Dan. tag, a grasp. ble of being touched or felt by the sense of

the R trifurcatus, belonging to the family a handle; Sw. tagg, a point, Icel. taug, a touch. They (women) being created to be

Gadidæ. It is about 1 foot in length, and string, a cord. See TACK) 1. A metallic both tractable and tactable.' Massinger.

in its general form and colour bears some point to put to the end of a string; as, the Tactic (tak'tik), n. System of tactics.

resemblance to the imperfect animal from tag of a lace.--2. Anything hanging loosely It seems more important to keep in view the gen

which it derives its name. It has been attached or affixed to another; any small eral tactic on which its leader was prepared with

taken on the Scottish coast, and also on the appendage, as to an article of dress; a direcconfidence to meet so unequal a force. It was the same that Wallace had practically taught, and it had Cornish and Devon coasts.

tion-card or label. Footmen in their tags just recently helped the Fletnings to their victory Tae (tā), n. A toe. (Scotch.)

and trimming.' Dickens.-3. The end or of Courtrai.

F. H. Burton. Tae (ta), a, (Scotch: = ae, one, with the catchword of an actor's speech.-4. Some Tactic, Tactical (tak'tik, tak'tik-al), a. (See t of the old neuter article that, the. One: thing mean and paltry, as the rabble. TACTICS.) Pertaining to the art of military as, the tae half and the tither= the one half

Will you hence and naval dispositions for battle, evolutions, and the other (0.E. that one, that other).

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Tagger (ta thing to ano Anything por Cot

6. A young sheep of the first year. Also written Teg.-6. A kind of child's play in which one of the players is at first pitched upon to run after the others and endeavour to touch or tag one of them, on which the player tagged takes his place in chasing him and the others. Spelled also Tagg. In Scotland it is called Tig-tag or Tig. They all played tugg till they were well warmed.

Henry Brooke. Tag (tag), v. t pret. & pp. tagged; ppr. tagging. 1. To fit with a point; as, to tag lace.

All my beard Was tagg*d with icy fringes. Tennyson. 2 To it one thing to another; to append; to tack or join on.

His courteous host
Tags every sentence with some fawning word.

Dryden. I have no other moral than this to tag to the present story.

Thackeray. 3. To join or fasten.-4. To tip or touch, as in the game of tag. Tag (tag), 0.i. To follow closely or as an appendage: generally with after. Tag-belt, n. See TAG-SORE. Tagetes (taj'et-ez), n. (From Tages, an Etruscan god, usually represented as a beautiful youth: the allusion is to the beauty of the flowers.) A genus of showy annuals cultivated under the names of French and African marigolds, and characterized by compound flowers, involucre simple, composed of five bracts, which are united into a tabe; florets of the ray, five (in some cases three to four), persistent; pappus of five erect bristles. T. patula is the French marigold, of which many varieties are cultivated, some with double flowers variegated with gold and orange-brown. T. erecta, the African marigold, is a larger plant with double yellow flowers. Tagger (tag'er), n. 1. One who tags or attaches one thing to another; as, a tagger of verses. (Familiar. ) - 2. Anything pointed like a tag. Porcupines' small taggers.' Cotton. -- 3. A very thin kind of tin-plate used for coffin-plate inscriptions and tops of umbrellas Taghairm (ti'ye-rem). n Gael, an echo 1 A mode of divination practised among the Highlanders. A person wrapped in a fresh bullock's skin was laid down alone at the bottom of a waterfall or precipice, or other wild place. Here he revolved any question proposed; and whatever his exalted imagination suggested was accepted as the response inspired by the spirits of the place.

Last evening-tide
Brian an augury hath tried,
or that dread kind which must not be
Unless in dread extremity,
The Tagkairm called; by which, afar,

Oar sires foresaw the events of war. Sir W. Scott. Taglet (tag let), n. A little tag. Taglia (taiya), n. (It.) A particular combination of pulleys, consisting of a set of sheaves in a fixed block and another set in a movable block to which the weight is attached Tagliacotian (tal'i-a-ko"shi-an) See TALI

ACOTLAN. Taglioni (täl-yo'ně), n. An overcoat: so nained from a celebrated Italian family of professional dancers. His taglioni or comlortable greatcoat.' Sir W. Scott. Tag-lock ! (tag lok), n. An entangled lock; an elf-lock. Nares. Tag-rag (tag'rag), n. A term applied to the lowest class of people; the rabble: often araplified into tag-rag and bobtail. Called also Rag-tag.

If the tag-rag people did not clap him, and hiss him, according as he pleased and displeased them, ..I am ao true man.

Shak. Tag-sore, Tag-belt (tag'sor, tag'belt), n. A disease in sheep in which the tail becomes excoriated and adheres to the wool in consequence of diarrhoea. Tag-tail (tag tál), n. 1. A worm having its tail of a different colour from the body. Iz Walton.-2 An onhanger; a parasite; a sycophant; a dependant. Tagua (tag'u-a), n. Phytelephas macroearpa: the Panama name for the palm which yields the vegetable ivory, See IVORY-NUT. Taguan (tag'-an), n. Pieromys petaurista,

the flying-squirrel of India. See PTEROMYS. Taguicati (tag-wé-ka'tē), n. The white

Lipped peccary (Dicotyles labiatus), a mammal of the order Ungulata, family Suidæ, Inhabiting Paraguay and adjacent districts. It is most destructive to the maize crops and cultivated grass See PECCARY.

Taigle (tā'gl), v.t. (Scotch. Allied to tag.) Tail (tål), v.t. 1. To pull by the tail. 1. To detain; to impede; to hinder.-2. To The conquering foe they soon assailed, fatigue; to weary. Sir W. Scott.

First Trulia staved and Cerdon tailed, Tail (tål), n. (A. Sax. tægel, tagl, Icel. tagl, Until their mastitfs loosed their hold. Hudibras. L.G. and Sw. tagel, O.H.G. zagal. The ori. 2. To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be ginal meaning was hair, as seen from Goth. intimately attached to, as something which tagl, hair.] 1. That part of an animal con. cannot be easily got quit of. sisting of the termination of the spinal or Nevertheless his bond of two thousand pounds vertebral column, and terminating its body wherewith he was tailed continued uncancelled, and behind, the term including also any natural was called on the next Parliament.

Fuller. covering or appendage of this part, as hair -To tail in, in carp. to fasten by one of or feathers. In many quadrupeds the tail the ends into a wall or any support; as, to is a muscular shoot or projection covered tail in a timber. with skin and hair hanging loose from the Tail (tal), m. (O. Fr., a cutting, from Fr. extremity of the vertebrae. In birds the tail tailler, to cut. Seen also in entail, detail, consists of feathers or is covered with them, retail.) In lau, limitation; abridgment.and serves to assist in directing their flight. Estate tail, or estate in tail, a freehold of In fishes the tail is usually formed by a gra inheritance limited to a person and the dual tapering of the body, ending in a fin heirs of his body, general or special, male called the caudal fin, which is always set or female. See ENTAIL vertically at the extremity of the spine, so Tallage,t Talliaget (tål'áj. tal'i-aj), . as to work from side to side, forming the (Fr. taillage, from tailler, to cut off. See chief organ of progression.-2. The tail of a RETAIL.] Lit, a portion cut out of a whole; horse mounted on a lance, and used as a a share; a share of a man's substance paid standard of rank and honour among the away by way of tribute; hence, a tax or toll. Turks and other eastern nations. The three Tail-block (tålblok), n. Naut. a single block grades of pashas are distinguished by the having a short piece of rope attached to it number of tails borne on their standards, by which it may be fastened to any object three being allotted to the highest digni. at pleasure. taries or viziers, two to the governors of Taii-board (täl'bord), n. The board at the the more important provinces, and one to hinder end of a cart or wagon which can the sanjaks or governors of less important be removed or let down for convenience in provinces.-3. The hinder, lower, back, or unloading. inferior part of a thing, as opposed to the Tail - coat (talkot), n. A coat with tails; a head, the chief or superior part.

dress-coat. And the Lord shall make thee the head and not Tail-drain (tål'drán), n. A drain forming the tail.

Deut. xxviii. 13. a receptacle for all the water that runs out 4. Any long terminal appendage; anything of the other drains of a field or meadow. that from its shape or position resem. / Tailed (täld), a. Having a tail; as, shouted bles the tail of an animal, as (a) in bot. and tailed like a boar. Frequently used in a downy or feathery appendage to certain forming compounds; as, long-tailed crustaseeds, formed of the permanent elongated ceans; fat-tailed sheep. style; also, any elongated flexible terminal Tall-end (täl'end), n. The latter end; the part, as a peduncle or petiole. (b) That ten termination. The tail-end of a shower.' don of a muscle which is fixed to the movable W. Black, part. (c) The part of a musical note, as a Talling (tål'ing),n. 1. Inbuilding, the part of minim or crotchet, which runs perpendicu a projecting stone or brick inserted into a larly upward or downward from the head wall. -2. In surg. same as Tail, 8.-3. pl. The or body; the stem. (d) Naut. a strap con lighter parts of grain blown to one end of nected with a block, by which it may be the heap in winnowing. (Local. 4. pl. The secured to a rope, spar, or the like. (e) In refuse part of the stamped ore thrown behind arch, the bottom or lower part of a member

the tail of the buddle or washing apparatus, or part, as a slate or tile. (S) In astron, a and which is dressed a second time to secure luminous train extending from the nucleus whatever metal might still remain in it. or body of a comet often to a great dis Called also Tails. tance, and usually in a direction opposite Taillagert (tal'äj-ér), 12. (See TAILLE, TALto the sun.-5. A train or body of followers LAGE.J A collector of taxes. Chaucer. or attendants. B. Jonson.

Taille (tál), n. (Fr., from tailler, to cut. See Ah!... if you Saxon Duinhé-wassel (English gentle TAILOR.) 1.A tally; an account scored on men) saw but the Chief with his tail on!" With his a piece of wood. Chaucer.-2. In old French tail on l' echoed Edward in some surprise. 'Yes

law, a tax, tallage, or subsidy; any imposithat is with all his usual followers when he visits those

tion levied by the king or any other lord of the same rank.'

Sir W. Scott, 6. The side of a coin opposite to that which

on his subjects.-3. In Eng. law, the fee or bears the head or ethgy; the reverse: used

holding which is opposite to fee simple. chiefly in the expression heads or tails,'

Taille is thus called because it is so minced or

pared that it is not in his free power to be disposed when a coin is tossed up or spun round for

of who owns it, but it is by the first giver cut or divided the purpose of deciding some point by the from all other and tied to the issue of the donee. side turned up when it falls.--7. The final

Cowell. portion of what takes place or has duration;

Tailless (talles), a. Having no tail; destias, to come in at the tail of an entertain

tute of a tail. ment: the tail of a storm. (Colloq. 1-8. In In the Isle of Man we have a tailless kind of cat. surg. a portion of an incision at its begin

H. Spencer ning or end, which does not go through the

Taillie (tälē), n. Same as Taizie. whole thickness of the skin, and is more

Tailor (ta'ler), n. (Fr. tailleur, from tailler, painful than a complete incision. Called

to cut, from a L. form taleare, to cut, froin also Tailing.-9. pl. Tailings. See TAILING,

talea, a rod. See RETAIL) 1. One whose 4.-Tail of the eye, the outer corner of the

occupation is to cut out and make chiefly eye: used generally when referring to a

men's outer clothing, as coats, vests, troustolen secret glance. (Colloq.)

sers, &c., but sometimes also to fashion the

heavier and stronger female outer garments, Miss L. noticed this out of the tail of her eye.


as jackets, &c. Formerly the tailor seems Tail of a lock, on a canal, the lower end

to have been more extensively employed in or entrance into the lower pond.- Tail of | making female articles of dress. the trenches, in fort. the post where the

Come, tailor, let us see these ornaments, besiegers begin to break ground and cover

Lay forth the gown.

Shak. themselves from the fire of the defenders of 2. A name given in the United States to a the place in advancing the lines of approach. fish resembling the shad, but inferior to it -To turn tail, to run away; to flee; to shirk in size and flavour. an encounter.

Tailor (ta'ler), v.i. 1. To practise making Would she turn fail to the heron, and Aly quite men's clothes.-2. To deal with tailors, as out another way; but all was to return in a higher for clothing. pitch.

Sir P. Sidney.

You have not hunted or gambled or tailored much. - With one's tail between one's legs, with a

Macmillan's Nag. cowed or abject air or look, like that of a Tailor-bird (täler-bérd), n. A bird of the beaten cur; having a humiliated appear. genus Orthotomus (0. longicaudus), family pearance. (Colloq.)

Sylviada, having a long, graduated tail, the He came out with his tail between his legs.

feathers of which are narrow. These birds

Cornhill Mag. construct their nests at the extremity of a Tail (tål), v.i. To follow, droop, or häng twig, taking one large or two small leaves like a tail. - To tail up and down the stream and sewing their edges together, using the (naut.), to swing up and down with the tide: bill as a needle and vegetable fibre as said of a ship at anchor in a river.-To tail thread. Within the hollow thus made a off, to fall behind, as in the hunting field. downy substance, sometimes mixed with (Sporting slang )

feathers, is placed to receive the eggs. They

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are natives of India and the Indian Archi- ' in an unknightly or unskilful manner; to pelago. The Sylvia cisticola, common in I make trial or proof, as of a lance or staff. various parts of Italy, constructs its nest in

I have a similar manner, and is also called the A staff to taint, and bravely save the splinters, tailor-bird

If it break in the encounter. Massinger, Tailoress (tā'ler-es), n. A female who makes Taintless (tant'les), a. Free from taint or garments for men.

infection; pure. Swift. Tail - piece (tál'pēs), n. A piece forming a Taintlessly (tänt'les-li), adv. Without tail, a piece at the end ; an appendage;

appendage: taint. specifically, (a) a small cut or ornamental Tainture (tän'tūr), n. [Fr. tainture, L. tincdesign placed at the end of a chapter or tura. See TAINT.) Taint; tinge, detilesection in a book as an ornamental ending ment; stain; spot. [Rare.] of a page. (b) A somewhat triangular-shaped

Peace, if it may be, piece of wood (generally ebony) attached to Without the too much' ta inture of the honour. the lower end of the body of an instrument

Beau. & FI. of the violin kind. The broad end is pierced

Taint-worm (tänt'wérm), n. A worm that with holes, in which the strings are fas

taints; a destructive parasitic worm. tened.

As killing as the canker to the rose Tail-race (tālrās), n. The stream of water

Or taint-worm to the weanling herds that graze.

Milton. which runs from the mill after it has been

Tairge (tárj), v.t. [Scotch.) A targe. applied to produce the motion of the wheel.

Tairn (tärn), 72. A tarn Coleridge. Tails-common (tálz' kom - mon), n. In

Taisch (täsch), n. (Gael.] The voice of a mining, washed lead ore.

person about to die heard in the person's Tail-stock (tal'stok), n. The support, in a

absence. lathe, bearing up the tail-screw and adjust

Some women ... said to him they had heard able centre, in contradistinction to the head

two taischs, that is, two voices of persons about to stock, which supports the mandrel.

die; and what was remarkable, one of them was an Tail-trimmer (tal'trim-ér), n. In building, English tausch, which they never heard before. a trimmer next to the wall into which the

Boszell. ends of joists are fastened to avoid flues.

Tait (tát), n. [Icel. tæta, shreds, tæta, to

tease or pick wool; Sw, taatte, a portion of Tail-valve (tälvalv), n. Same as Snifting

lint or wool.) A small portion of anything valve (which see). Tail-vice (tal'vis), n. A small hand-vice

consisting of fibres or the like; as, a tait of

wool; a tait of hay. Sir W. Scott. (Scotch.) with a tail or handle to hold it by.

Written also Tate, Tail-water (tal'wa-ter), n. The water flowing from the buckets of a water-wheel in

Taivert (tá'vert), a. See TAVERT. motion.

Tajaçu, Tajassu (ta-jä'sö, ta-jas'8), n. Tailzie, Tailyie (tālyē), n. (Fr. tailler, to Dicotyles torquatus, or peccary, a species of cut off. See TAILOR. ] In Scots law, an old pig inhabiting the eastern side of South term to denote a deed creating an entailed

America. See PECCARY. estate.

Take (tāk), v.t. pret. took; ppr. taking; pp. Tailzie, Tailye (tāl'yê), v.t. To entail; as, taken. [A Scandinavian word: Icel. (pret. to tailzie an estate or lands. (Scotch.)

tók, pp. tekinn) and 0. Sw. taka, Mod. Sw. Tain (tan), n. 10.E. teine, teyne, a thin taga, Dan. tage, to take, to seize, &c.; allied plate, L. tania, a band, a fillet.) A thin to Goth. tikan, to touch : tackle is from tin-plate; tin-foil for mirrors. Simmonds. same stem. The Anglo-Saxon word to take Taint (tant), v.t. (O. Fr. taindre, pp. taint; was niman. According to some authorities Mod. Fr. teindre, teint; from L. tingere, to from a root tag, seen in L. tango, tactum, to wet or moisten, whence also tinge, attaint, touch (whence tangible, tact, &c.).] 1. To tincture, tint.] 1. To imbue or impregnate receive or accept, as something offered: corwith something odious, noxious, or poison relative to give, and opposed to refuse or ous; to infect; to poison; as, putrid sub reject. stances taint the air. 'And human carnage Take what he gives, since to rebel is vain. Dryden. taints the dreadful shore.' Pope. - 2. To Ah, take the imperfect gift I bring. Tennyson, corrupt, as by incipient putrefaction; as,

2. To grasp with the hand or with any instru tainted meat. - 3. To stain; to sully; to

ment; to get into one's hold or possession; pollute; to tarnish. Tainted with the said

to acquire or assume possession of; to lay murder.' Holland

hold of; to seize; to grasp. We come not by the way of accusation

I took by the throat the circumcised dog... To ta int that honour every good tongue blesses,

And smote him, thus.

Skak. Shak, 4. + To attaint. See ATTAINT. - SYN. To 3. To seize or lay hold of and remove; to corrupt, infect, contaminate, defile, pol carry off; to remove in general; to abstract; lute, vitiate, poison.

to transfer: with from, off, &c., when the
Taint (tant), v. 1. To be infected or cor person or place is mentioned; as, to take a
rupted; to be touched with something cor person's goods from him.

Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be
I cannot taint with fear. Shak. Azken, and the other left.

Mat. xxiv. 40. 2. To be affected with incipient putrefac

You take my house when you do take the prop
That doth sustain my house.

Shak. tion; as, meat soon taints in warm weather.

Those we love first are taken first. Tennysou. Taint (tänt), n. 1. Something that infects or contaminates; vitiating or corrupting in.

4. To catch suddenly, as by artifice or surfluence; infection; corruption.

prise; to catch in a trap, snare, or the like; If this be a taint which so universally infects man

to entrap; to ensnare; hence, to come sud.

denly or unexpectedly upon; to circumvent; kind the greater care should be taken to lay it open under its own name.


to surprise. He had inherited from his parents a scrofulous

I have ta'en you napping.

ta'nt, which it was beyond the power of medicine to Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the


Cant. ii. 15.

Men in their loose unguarded hours they take, 2. A stain; a spot; a blemish on reputation.

Not that themselves are wise, but others weak. Pope.
Nor I
Unspeak mine own detraction; here abjare

5. To take prisoner; to capture; to catch. The taints and blames I laid upon myself. Shak.

Valentine, if he be ta'er, must die. Shak. 3.+ Colour; hue; tinge. “Face rose-hued,

They entering ... on every side slew and took three hundred Janizaries.

K'nolles. cherry-red, with a silver taint like a lily. Greene.-4. A kind of spider of a red colour

6. To obtain possession of by force of arms; common in summer. Sir T. Browne.

to cause to surrender or capitulate; to con

quer. And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.' Taintt (tant), a. Tainted; touched; imbued.

Shak.-7. To gain or secure the interest or
A pure unspotted heart,
Never yet taint with love, I send the king. Shak.

affection of; to captivate; to charm; to de

light; to please; to attract; to allure. Taint+ (tant), n. (Perhaps from Fr. tenter,

Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let L. tentare, to try. See TEMPT. 1. Trial;

her take thee with her eyelids.

| Prov, vi. 35. proof.-2. A trial of a lance; an injury to a

The harmony.. lance without breaking it.-3. A thrust of a

Suspended hell, and took with ravishment lance which fails of its effect; a breaking a

The thronging audience.

Milton. lance in an encounter in an unknightly or There was a something in those half-seen features unscientific manner.

-a charm in the very shadow that hung over their

imagined beauty-which took me more than all the This taint he followed with his sword drawn from out shining loveliness of her companions. a silver sheath.


8. To understand in any particular sense or Taintt (tänt). v.i. See above.) To make

manner; to comprehend; to apprehend. an ineffectual thrust with a lance. Taint t (tänt), v.t. 1. To injure, as a lance,

Why, now you take me; these are rites

That grace love's days and crown his nights: without breaking.-2. To break, as a lance, These are the motions I would see. B. Jonson.

Give them one simple idea, and see that they take it right and perfectly comprehend it. Looke, 9. To receive with good or ill will; to be affected favourably or unfavourably by; to feel concerning. Unless I took all patiently I should not live.' Shak. How takes be me death?' Shak. You must not take my former sharpness ill.' Shak.-10. To receive in thought; to entertain in opinion; to look upon as; to suppose; to regard; to consider; as, this I take to be his motive: often with for,

He was deceived, and so took that for virtue and affection which was nothing but vice in disguise.

Seuta. So soft his tresses, hird with trickling pearl, You'd doubt his sex, and take him for a girl. Tate. 11. To avail one's self of; to employ; to use; to occupy: as, to take precaution; to take proper measures; to take the necessary steps to secure success; to take counsel or advice; to take warning.

Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink,

Mat. vi. 25 This man always takes time, and ponders things maturely before he passes his judginent. Watts. 12. To render necessary; to demand; to require: frequently used impersonally with it; as, it takes three feet to make a yard; i takes long study to make a ripe scholar; it takes so much cloth to make a coat.--13. To seize on; to catch; not to let slip; not to neglect. We must take the current when it serves.' Shak. "Let's take the instant by the forward top.' Shak. The next advantage will we take throughly.' Shak.-14. To choose and make one's own; to select; to be in favour of; as, to take a wife; to take a side. 'I take thee for wife.' Shak.

The nicest eye could no distinction make
Where lay the advantage, or what side to take

15. To have recourse to: to betake one's self
to; to turn to; as, to take shelter; to take a
different course.
Tigers and lions are not apt to take the water,

Sir N. Hal. Observing still the motions of their flight, What course they took.


He alone
To find where Adam sheltered, took his way, Miltes.
16. To accept the promise, declaration, con-
ditions, &c., of; to close with; to hold respon-

Old as I am, I take thee at thy word,
And will to-morrow thank thee with my sword.

Dryden. 17. To form; to fix; to adopt. "Resolutions taken upon full debate.' Clarendoni, -18. To put on; to assume; to pass into.

Take any shape but that, and my firia nerves
Shall never tremble.

Shat. 19. To receive and swallow, as food or drink; as, he takes a hearty meal; will you take wine with me? to take a pill or draught.

This is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing. Wherefore I pray you to take some meat. Acts xxvii. 33. 34. 20. Tocopy: to delineate: to draw; as, the portrait or landscape was beautifully taken. Our phonix queen was pourtrayed too so brigtit Beauty alone could beauty take so right. Dryden. 21. To put into writing: to make a mark or observation or memorandum of; to note down; as, to take the prisoner's confession or declaration; the reporters took the speech; to take an inventory; to take a note.-22. To seize; to attack; to fasten on; to smite; to blast; to injure: said of a disease, malignant influence, or the like. Shakspere has 'A fit of madness took him.' Being taken with the cramp.' *Old John of Gaunt is grievous sick, suddenly taken.'- 23. To catch; to be infected or seized with; as, to take a cold, a fever, &c. "As men take diseases one of another.' Shak.-24. To receive, as any temper or disposition of mind; to experience; to indulge; to feel: to enjoy; as, (Shak) Tale thou no scorn to wear the horn.' "Take patience.' Now I have taken heart thou vanishest.' 'Take mercy on the poor souls'

Take comfort.' I should take a displeasure against yon.'

Few are so wicked as to tace delight
In crines i profitable.

Children ... ta be a pride to behave themselves
prettily, perceiving themselves estcerned. Locke.
25. To bear or submit to without ill-will or
resentment; to endure; to tolerate; to put
up with. Won't you, then, take A jesti

He met with such a reception as thosconly deserve who are content to take it. 26. To draw: to derive: to deduce

The firm belief of a future judgment is the most




the cake, proith a nogle vertake hoiake

forcible motive to a good life, because taken from this consideration of the most lasting happiness and misery

Tillots an. 27. To enter into possession of by hiring. renting, or leasing; as, to take a house : to take a pew or a box for the year; to take a farm.-28. To conduct; to lead; to convey; to transport; to carry; as, to take one home; he was taken to prison; to be taken by railway or steamer to London. Take the stranger to my house, and with you take the chain.' Shak. - 29. Not to refuse or balk at: to leap: to clear; as, that horse takes his fences or his ditchesgallantly. To cudgel you and make you take the hatch.' Shak.30. To place one's self in; to occupy; to sit or stand in; as, take your places; take your seats; the president took the chair at eight. 31. To deal: to give; to strike; to deliver, as a cuff or blow. I will take thee a box on the ear.' Shak. -Take, with the sense of do, make, produce, obtain, use, &c., is often coupled with a noun, so that both are equivalent to a single verb; as, to take breath; to take effect; to take hold; to take leave: to take the liberty; to take notice; and the like. - To take aback, to surprise or astonish, especially in an abrupt, disappointing, and unpleasant way; to confound; as, his impudence took me fairly aback. - To take advantage of, (a) to use any advantage offered by; to make opportune use of and profit or benefit by; as, to take advantage of the favouring breeze or of the fine weather. (b) To catch or seize by surprise or cunning; to make use of favourable circumstances to the prejudiee of; as, to take the advantage of a person's good-nature, weakness, confidence, or the like. - To take adieu, to bid adieu or farewell; to take leave. We took our last adieu." Tennyson.To take aim, to direct the eye or weapon; to aim.

Cupid all arm'd; a certain aim he took

At a fair vestal throned by the west. Shak, -To take air, to be divulged or made public; to become known; to be disclosed, as a secret.

The cabal, however, began to take air from the premature inutinous language of those concerned.

Sir W. Scott. -To take the air, to take an airing, to walk, drive, or stay in the open air for the sake of the health. - To take arms, or take up arms, to commence war or hostilities. To take arms against a sea of troubles, and, hy opposing. end them.' Shak. - To take away, to remove; to set aside; to make an end of.

If we arkeaway consciousness of pleasure and pain it will be hard to know wherein to place personal iden

-To take effect, (a) to be efficacious; to have the intended or natural effect or influence; | as, the poison took effect immediately. (6) To come into operation or action; as, the law will not take effect till next year.-TO take farewell. Same as to take adieu or To take leave. Tennyson. -To take the field, to commence the operations of a campaign; hence, fig. to occupy or step into a position of activity, as an opponent, rival, competitor, and the like. --To take fire, to become ignited or inflamed; to begin to burn or blaze; hence, fig. to become highly excited, as with anger, love, enthusiasm, or other strong feeling. - To take from, (a) to remove from. (6) To subtract or deduct from; as, to take three from six.-To take heart, to become brave, courageous, or confident. Footprints that perhaps another,

Seeing, shall take heart again. Longfellow. -To take to heart, to be keenly or deeply affected by; to feel sensibly; as, to take a reproach or disappointment to heart; he took the disgraceful exposure so much to heart that he left the country. - To take heed, to be careful or cautious. Take heed lest passion sway thy judgment.' Milton. Take heed what doon against yourself you give.

Dryden. -To take heed to, to attend to with care.

I will lake heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue.

Ps. xxxix. I. -To take hold, to seize; to grasp; to obtain possession; to gain control or power over: followed by of before the object; sometimes formerly by on. Pangs and sorrow shall take hold of them. Is. xiii. 8. Judgment and justice take hold on thee.

Job xxxvi. 17. Horatio . . . will not let belief také hold of him.

Shak. Nor doth the general care take hold on me. Shak. -To take horse, to mount and ride a horse or horses. Then linger not, my lord; away, lake horse. Shak.

To take in, (a) to receive, admit, or bring into one's house, company, or the like; to entertain.

I was a stranger, and ye took me in. Mat. xxv. 35. (6) To inclose, fence, or reclaim, as land.

Upon the sea-coast are parcels of land that would pay well for the taking in,

Mortimer. (c) To encompass or embrace; to comprise;

observation is made; to make remark; to mention. He took notice to his friends of the king's conduct.

Fohnson. -To take oath, to swear judicially or with solemnity. We take all oath of secrecy.' Bacon. - To take oath of, to administer an oath to. She, first taking an oath of them for revenge.' Shak.-To take off. (a) to remove or lift from the surface, outside or top; as, to take off the clothes; to take off one's hat or shoes. (6) To remove to a different place; to carry or transfer to another place; as, take off the prisoner to jail; take yourself off. (c) To remove or put an end to so as to deprive one of. Your power and your command is taken off.' Shak. Whose life she had ta'en off by poison.' Shak. (d) TO put to death; to kill: to make away with. . Whose execution takes your enemy off.' Shak. (e) To invalidate; to lessen or weaken; to destroy. This takes not of the force of our former evidence.

Stillingflect. () To deduct from; as, this sum is taken off his salary; to take a penny off the incometax.

The justices decreed to take of a halfpenny in a quart from the price of ale.

Swift (9) To withdraw; to withhold; to call or draw away.

Keep foreign ideas from taking off our minds froin its present pursuit.

Locke. (h) To swallow: to drink out. The moment a man takes off his glass.' Locke. (1) To make a copy of; to reproduce. Take off all their models in wood.' Addison. () To mimic: to imitate, as in ridicule: to personate; to caricature; to make game of; as, the mimic takes of that proud strutting fellow to the life. (k) To purchase; to take in trade.

The Spaniards have no commodities that we will take of

Locke. (1) To find place for; to dispose of. More are bred scholars than preferments can take

Bacon. -To take on, or upon, to undertake the charge, performance, responsibility, &c., of; to assume; to appropriate; to bear.

Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy.

Num. xvi. 3.

The office.
Becomes a woman best; I'll take't upon me.

She loves me, ev'n to suffer for my sake;

And on herself would my refusal lake. Dryden. - To take order, t to exercise authority: to take measures. - To take order with, t to check: to restrain. He was taken order with before it came to that' Bacon. -To take out, (a) to remove from within a place, or from a number of other things; as, to take an invalid out for a walk; to take one out of difficulties. (b) To remove by cleansing or the like; as, to take out a stain, a blot, or the like. (c) To put away; to cause to be no longer operative; to put an end to; as, to take the pride or nonsense out of a young. ster; to take the fighting or the strength out of one; running takes the wind out of him. (d) To obtain or accept as an equivalent; as, he took the amount of the debt out in goods. (e) To procure for one's self; to get drawn up and issued for one's own use; as, to take out a patent, a summons, or the like.-TO take it out of a person, to exact or compel satisfaction or an equivalent from him; as, he pays him well, but takes it out of him in hard work; he cheated me, but I took it out of him in blows. To take pains, to use all one's skill, care, and the like.-To take part in, to share: to partake of; as, take part in our rejoicing.- Take part with, to join or unite with.-To take one's part, to espouse one's cause; to defend one. - To take place, (a) to happen; to come to pass; as, the event took place a week ago; the performance takes place at seven o'clock. (6) To have effect; to prevail. Where arms take place all other pleas are vain.

Dryden. -To take root, (a) to form or strike a root, as a plant. Unwholesome weeds take root with precious flowers.' Shak. (6) To become firmly fixed or established. I have seen the foolish taking root.' Job v. 3.-To take stock. See STOCK.-To take time, (a) to act without haste or hurry, and with due deliberation; hence, to be in no haste or excitement; to be patient; to wait with calmness; as, be cautious and take time. (6) To require, demand, or necessitate a portion or period of time; as, it will take some time to learn that.-- To take tent, to

This love to comprehend. ; to comprise;


By your own law I take your life away. Dryden. -Totake a ball, in cricket, to strike or drive a ball with the bat, as opposed to blocking, or stopping it, or the like.

He blocked the doubtful balls, missed the bad ones, took the good ones, and sent them flying to all parts of the field.

Dickens. -To take breath, to stop, as from labour or exertion, in order to breathe or rest; to rest, refresh, or recruit one's self after fatigue. Before I proceed I would take some breath. Bacon. _To take care, to be watchful. vigilant, or careful; to be wary; to be thoughtful or cautious; &, take care and be not deceived.-To take care of, to have the charge or care of; to superintend; to keep watch over; as, to take care of one's health, property, or children.

Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous secretary of the Treasury in the reigns of King William, Queen Ann, and King George I, used to say, take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves. Chesterfield,

To take chance, or one's chance, to submit to hazard; to run the risk. You must take your chance." Shak. Wilt take thy chance with me ?* Shak. - To take down, (a) to bring or remove from a higher to a lower place or position, hence, to conquer; to humble; to abase. Take down their mettle, keep them lean and bare.

Dryden. Lacqueys were never so saucy and pragmatical as nor, and he should be glad to see thein ta ken down.

Addison. (b) To swallow; as, to take down medicine. (c) To pull down; to pull to pieces; to redace to separate parts; as, to take down a honse, a clock, or the like. (d) To put in writing; to write down; to record; as, to take down a sermon in shorthand; to take doron a visitor's address; to take down a Witness's statement.-To take earth, in foxhunting. to escape into its hole: said of the fox; hence, fig, to hide or conceal one's self. Follow yonder fellow, and see where he takes earth.

Sir W. Scott.

This love of our country takes in our families, friends, and acquaintance.

Addison. (d) To reduce or draw into a less compass; to make less in length or width; to contract; to brail or furl, as a sail.

Mrs. Stanhope had been obliged to have every one of her dresses ta keu m from the effect of her journey.

Trollope. (e) To give admission to; to allow to enter or penetrate; as, a leaky ship takes in water.

To receive into the mind or understand. ing; to admit the truth of; as, we won't take that story in.

Some genius can take in a long train of proposi. tions.

Waits, (9) To win or gain by conquest; to capture. To take in a town with gentle words.' Shak. Mused of taking kingdoms in.' Shak.

Should a great beauty resolve to take me th with the artillery of her eyes, it would be as vain as for a thief to set upon a new-robbed passenger.

Suckling." (h) To circumvent; to cozen; to cheat; to deceive; as, he was completely taken in by a sharper. (Colloq.) (1) To receive regularly; to be a subscriber to, as a newspaper or periodical.

He was in the habit of taking in two French provincial newspapers.

W. Collins. -To take in hand, to undertake to manage; to attempt to execute. Nothing would prosper that they took in hand.

Clarendon. -To take in vain, to use or utter unnecessarily, carelessly, or profanely, as an oath.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Ex. XX. 7. - To take leave, (a) to bid farewell; to depart. But how to take last leave of all I loved?

Tennyson. (6) To permit to one's self; to use a certain degree of license or liberty; as, I take leave to deny that.-To take the liberty of, to take liberties with. See LIBERTY. - To take no. tice, (a) to regard or observe with attention; to watch carefully; to give some attention to. (6) To show by some act that




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take heed; to be careful or cautious. Sir - To take up with, (a) to be contented to Talbotype (tal'bo-tip), n. A photographic W. Scott. - To take thought, to be solicitous receive; to receive without opposition; to process invented by H. Fox Talbot, in which or anxious. Take no thought for your life.' put up with; as, to take up with plain fare. paper, prepared in a particular manner, is Mat. vi. 25.-To take up, (a) to lift; to raise. In affairs which may have an extensive influence used instead of the silvered plates of Da* Take her up tenderly, lift her with care. on our future happiness, we should not take up with guerre. Called also Calotyje (which see) Hood. (6) To obtain on credit. probabilities.

Talc (talk), n (Fr. talc, Sp. and Pg. talco, Men, for want of due payment, are forced to take (6) To lodge with; to dwell with; to associate 1 from Ar. tala, talc.) A magpesian mineral. up the necessaries of life at almost double value. with.

consisting of broad, flat, smooth laminæ or Swift.

plates, unctuous to the touch, of a shining Are dogs such desirable company to take up with ! (c) To begin.


lustre, translucent, and often transparent They shall take up a lamentation for thee.

-To take with, to please; to be favourably when in very thin plates. By the action of Ezek. xxvi. 17.

regarded by. (d) To bring or gather together; to fasten or

Our gracious master is a precedent to his own sub

swells, and the extremities are with dithbind; as, to take up the ravelled threads.

jects, and seasonable mementos may be useful: and, culty fused into a white enamel. When (e) To begin where another left off; to keep

being discreetly used, cannot but take well with him. rubbed with resin talc acquires positive up in continuous succession.


electricity. Its prevailing colours are white, Soon as the evening shades prevail, Take (ták), n. 1. The quantity of anything

apple-green, and yellow. There are three The moon takes up the wondrous tale.

taken or received; receipts; catch, especially Addison.

principal varieties of talc, common, earthy, the quantity of fish taken at one haul or () To preoccupy; to occupy; to engross; to

and indurated. Talc is a silicate of mag. catch or upon one cruise. engage; to employ. Religion takes up his

nesium, with small quantities of potash,

They (ladies holding stalls at a charity bazaar) whole time.' Locke. The place is taken

alumina, oxide of iron, and water. It is make merchandise of their smiles, and drive a roaring up before.' Dryden. 'The buildings about trade in their cartes-de-visite and autographs, with

used in many parts of India and China as took up the whole space.' Sir W. Temple. Iniserable little coat bouquets made up and fastened

a substitute for window-glass; indurated * Princes were taken up with wars.' Sir W.

in by their own hands, and sold at prices more like talc is used for tracing lines on wood, cloth,

the current rates of El Dorado than of London; so Temple. 'An artist now taken up with this

&c., instead of chalk Talc is met with in that their fake soon swells beyond their neighbours' invention.' Addison. (g) To seize; to catch; and rivals!

several parts of Scotland, chiefly in connec.

Saturday Re. to arrest; as, to take up a thief or a vaga

tion with serpentine, and on the Continent. 2. In printing, the quantity of copy taken in bond. “I was taken up for laying them

Several varieties are found in India and hand by a compositor at one time. down.' Shak. (h) To answer by reproof;

Ceylon. Oil of tale, a name given by old Take-in (tāk-in'), n. 1. A fraud; a cheating to reprimand

writers to an alchemical nostrum famous as act; imposition. (Colloq.)

a cosmetic, considered as a substitute for One of his relations took him up roundly for stoop

The correspondent, however, views the whole per. ing so much below the dignity of his profession.

and superior to ceruse. It was given out to Sir R. L'Estrange. formance as a take-in.

Saturday Rev.

be prepared from talc by calcination and (0) To carry on or manage; to undertake; to 2. The party cheating. (Colloq.)

other processes, and it is probable that the charge one's self with ; as, to take up a Takel, n. (See TACKLE.) An arrow. Chau unctuous feel of that mineral may have infriend's cause or quarrel. 6) To arrange or cer.

duced the belief that it contained an oil settle; to bring to an end. Taken (tāk'n), pp. of take.

He should have brought me some fresh oil ej tak, Let him let the matter slip, and I'll give him my Take-off (tak'of), n. An imitation of a per These ceruses are common.

Nassinger. horse.'...I have his horse to take up the quarrel.' son, especially by way of caricature. (Colloq)

Talcite (tal'sīt), n. In mineral. same as Shak. Taker (täk'ér), n. 1. One that takes or re(k) To believe to admit. The ancients

1 Nacrite which see).

ceives; one who catches or apprehends; one took up experiments on credit.' Bacon (1)

Talcky, Talcy (talk'i), a. Same as Talesse. that subdues and causes to surrender; as, To enter upon; to adopt Lewis Baboon the taker of captives or of a city. Specifi.

Talcose, Talcous (talk'os, talk'us), a. Like had taken up the trade of clothier.' Ar.

talc; consisting of talc; containing talc.cally-2. One who takes a bet. buthnot. (m) To pay and receive; as, to

Talcose granite. See PROTOGENE. --Talcore

(The reputation of the horse) made the betting take up a bill or note at the bank. - To take

rocks, rocks resembling the micaceous rocks, 5 to 4 on him; but lakers were not wanting, calculatup arms. Same as To take arms.-To take ing on the horse's truly Satanic temper. Lawrence.

and comprising chlorite-slate, talc-slate, and upon. Same as To take on. - To take with,

serpentine. Taking (ták'ing), p. and a. 1. Alluring; (a) to accept or have as a companion; as, he

Talc-schist (talk'shist), n. In mineral. a took his brother with him on a journey or

attracting; engaging; pleasing. 'Subtile in schistose metamorphic rock, consisting of in a partnership. (0) To be clear and ex

making his temptations most taking.' Ful quartz and talc, foliated and more or less

ler.-2. Infectious; catching; as, the itch is plicit, as with another person, so that he

crumpled, and having a greasy or soapy feel. can follow and understand. 'Soft! take me very taking. (Colloq.)

It is commonly associated with mica-schist, with you.' Shak.

Come not near me,

serpentine, and steatite.

For I am yet too taking for your company. Take (täk),v. i. 1. To move or direct the course;

Talc-slate (talk'slát), n. A talcose rock,

Beau. & Fl. to resort to or to attach one's self; to be | Taking (tāk'ing), n. 1. The act of gaining

consisting of talc and quartz arranged in take one's self; as, the fox being hard

laminæ. possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension. pressed, took to the hedge.

Tale (tal), n. [Two words closely akin in 2. Agitation; distress of mind.

origin seem to be mixed up here, one meanThe defluxion taking to his breast, wasted his What a taking was he in, when your husband lungs. Bacon.

ing speech, talk, &c., the other number, asked what was in the basket.


reckoning; A. Sax. tale, talu, speech, voice, 2. To gain reception; to please; as, the play 3. Malignant influence.

talk, a tale, and tal, tal, reckoning, number; will not take unless it is set off with proper

Bless thee from whirlwinds, star-blasting, and comp. Icel. tal, talk, conversation, a nunscenes.


Shak, Each wit may praise it for his own dear sake,

ber, tala, a speech, a number, and as verb Takingly (täk'ing-li), adv. In a taking or And hint he writ it, if the thing should take.

to speak, to talk; Dan. tal, number, tale, Addison. attractive manner. So I shall discourse in speech, talk, discourse, also to talk: D. tal, 3. To have the intended or natural effect. some sort takingly.' Beau. Fl.

number, taal, language, speech, G. zahl, In impressions from mind to mind, the impression Takingness (ták'ing-nes), n. The quality number: from the stem of talk, tell.] 1. That taketh,

Bacon. of pleasing or of being engaging. Com which is told; as, (a) an oral relation; hence, 4. To catch; to fix or be fixed; as, he was

plaisance and takingness.' Jer. Taylor anything disclosed, information. inoculated, but the infection did not take.

Taky (tāk'i), a Capable of taking, capti We spend our years as a tale that is told. Ps. XC. Q When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise. vating, or charming: designed to attract

Every tongue brings in a several tale. Bacon.

notice and please; taking: attractive. (Slang And every tale condemns me for a villain Saw 5. To admit of being represented in a photo or colloq.)

I can tell thee pretty tales of the duke. Shad. graph; to admit of a picture being made; to He now proceeded to perform by one great effort (6) A narrative, oral or written, in prose or have the quality of being capable of being those two difficult and delicate operations in art, technically described as putting in taky touches, and

verse, of events that have really happened photographed; to have the quality of com

bringing in bits of effect.

W. Collins.

or are imagined to have happened ; a short ing out; as, my face does not take well.-TO

story, true or fictitious; as, a winter's tale, take after. (a) to learn to follow; to copy; Talapoin, Telapoin (tal'a-poin, tel'a-poin),

a tale of woe. to imitate; as, he takes after a good pat n. 1. The title, in Siam, of a priest of Fo; tern. (6) To resemble; as, the son takes after a bonze.

Ay me! for aught that I could ever read, Oriental mullah, bonze, or tala

Could ever hear by tale or history, his father. - To take from, to derogate or poin.' Carlyle. - 2. A species of monkey, The course of true love never did run smooth. detract from. the Cercopithecus tala

Shas It takes not from you that you were born with poin.

2. A number or quantity told, reckoned, principles of generosity. Dryden. Talaria (ta-lä'ri-a), n. pl.

estimated, or set down; especially, a reckonto take on, (a) to be violently affected: to (L) The small wings

ing by counting or numbering; an enumergrieve; to mourn; to fret; as, the child attached to the ankles of

ation; a number reckoned or stated. The takes on at a great rate. (b) To assume a Hermes or Mercury in

ignorant, who measure by tale, not weight. character; to act a part. 'I take not on me representations of this

Hooker. She takes the tale of all the lambs. here as physician.' Shak.-To take to, (a) to deity. They sometimes

Dryden. become fond of; to become attached to; as, appear as growing from

Money being the common scale to take to books; to take to evil practices.

Of things by measure, weight, and tale. the ankle, more com

Hudidras. If he does but take to you, . . . you will contract monly as attached to

This is almost certainly the meaning in a great friendship with him.

H. W'alpole.
Bandals, one on each side Talaria.

(6) To resort to; to betake to
of each ankle.

And every shepherd tells his tale
Talbot (tal'bot), n. [ Probably from the
Men of learning who take to business, discharge it

Under the hawthorn in the dale. L'Allegre, 67, 68 Talbot family, who bear the figure of a dog generally with greater honesty than men of the world.

where the poet is speaking of the various Addison. in their coat of arms.) A kind of hound,

sights and sounds characteristic of morning -To take up, (a) to stop. and probably the oldest of our slow-hounds.

3. In law, a count or declaration.-llis tale Sinners at last take up and settle in a contempt of He had a broad mouth, very deep chops,

is told, fig, his race is run; it is all over with all religion. Tillotson. very long and large pendulous ears, was

him; he is no more. W. H. A inncorth.(6) To reform, fine coated and usually pure white. This

- Desperate tale. See extract. This rational thought wrought so effectually, that

was the hound formerly known as St.

Hubert's breed, and it is probably the origin it made him take up, and from that time prove a good

Much in the same way Henry discharged Wolscy's

obligations, when he seized the cardinal's property. husband.

of the bloodhound.

paying off the unfortunate debtors by desperat

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