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

Tillotson. 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 histences 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, 80 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. (6) To catch or seize by surprise or cunning; to make use of favourable circumstances to the prejudice 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 mutinous 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 rernove; to set aside; to make an end of.

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

Locke. By your own law I take your life away. Dryden, -To take 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; as, 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 Georgel, used to say, lake 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; toabase. Take down their mettle, keep them lean and bare.

Dryden. Lacqueys were never so saucy and pragmatical as now, and he should be glad to see them taken down.

Addison, (6) To swallow; as, to take down medicine. (C) To pull down; to pull to pieces; to reduce to separate parts; as, to take down a house, 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 down a visitor's address; to take down a witness's statement. - To take earth, in forhunting, 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.

- To take effect, (a) to be efficacious; to have the intended or natural effect or influence; as, the poison took effect imtmediately. (b) 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 doom against yourself you give.

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

I will take 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, take 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; to include; to comprehend.

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 taken in from the effect of her journey.

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

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

Some genius can take in a long train of propositions. (9) To win or gain by conquest; to capture. To take in a town with gentle words.'

Mused of taking kingdoms in.' Shak.

Should a great beauty resolve to take me in 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.) () 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. Colliis. -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 unneces. sarily, 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 de. part. 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 taice notice, (a) to regard or observe with attention; to watch carefully; to give some attention to. (6) To show by some act that

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 dif. ferent 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 off the force of our former evidence.

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

The justices decreed to take off 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

Lecke. (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 ta ke't upon me.

Dryden. 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 youngster; 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. (@) 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

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Talbotype (talbo-tip), n. A photographic process invented by H. Fox Talbot, in which yaper, prepared in a particular manner, is

sect instead of the silvered plates of Damuerte. Called also Calotye (which see). Talc (talk). n. (Fr. tale; Sp. and Pg. talco, from Ar. tala, talc.) A magnesian mineral, Consisting of broad, fiat, smooth laminæ or rylates, netnous to the touch, of a shining ustre, translucent, and often transparent when in very thin plates. By the action of fire the laminæ open a little, the fragment wells, and the extremities are with difficulty fused into a white enamel. When rubbed with resin talc acquires positive electricity. Its prevailing colours are white, apple-green, and yellow. There are three principal varieties of talc, common, earthy, und indurated. Tale is a silicate of magDesium, with small quantities of potash, alumina, oxide of iron, and water. It is used in many parts of India and China as 1 substitute for; indurated saic is sed for tracing lines on wood, cloth. se, instead of chalk Tale is met with in several parts of Scotland, chiefly in connection with serpentine, and on the Continent. Several varieties are found in India and Ceylon. -Out of tale, a name given by old unters to an alchemical nostrum famous as

cosmetic, considered as a substitute for and superior to ceruse. It was given out to be prepared from tale by calcination and other processes, and it is probable that the

actuous feel of that mineral may have induced the belief that it contained an oil. He should have brought me some fresh oil of tale, These certases are common. - Massinger.

lette (talsit). n. In mineral. same as Vaente which see). Taicky, Talcy (talk'i), 2. Same as Talcose. Talcose, Talcous (talkos, talk'us), a. Like taic: consisting of tale; containing talc.-raicose primite. See PROTOGENE. -Talcose roeks, rocks resembling the micaceous rocks, and comprising chlorite-slate, talc-slate, and serpentine. taic-schist (talk shist ), n. In mineral, a schistose metamorpbie rock, consisting of

hartz and tale, foliated and more or less Crumpled, am having a greasy or soapy feel. It is commonly associated with mica-schist, serpentine, and steatite. Rio-alate (talk slät 1. A talcose rock. Consisting of talc and quartz arranged in

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Nie (tan. Two words closely akin in

egin seem to be mixed up here, one meaning speech, talk, &c., the other number,

reckoning; A. Sax. tale, talu, speech, voice, 1 min reception: please. s e u

talk, a tale, and toel, tal, reckoning, number; will 26 tlo pless I $ ses x with

o duce

an bestand comp. Icel. tal, talk, conversation, a num

ber, tala, a speech, a number, and as verb

to speak to talk: Dan. tal, number, tale, Ant w be writte UL

speech, talk, discourse, also to talk; D. tal, 3 Taave the intendei raturi sfat

ander, tual, language, speech, G. zahl, in monessons for wind " unt hem, "TOX

bumber: from the stem of talk, tell.] 1. That

wuch is told; as, (a) an oral relation; hence, T atrh: rar se ext. is de vues

anything disclosed: information. innenlated, ut the infectiva de 106 m.


, apane nopti We spend our years as a tale that is toid. Ps. xc. 9, Wen we oeniet. grvetta use

Every tongue brings in a several tale,

So every taie condemns me for a villain. Shak To vimit of being representert in to

I can tell thee pretty Aules of the duke. Shak. praphy #imit t u plesire being made. 0

b) A parrative, oral or written, in prose or har he puanty Seing capable of Jesus

verse, of events that have really happened photoaphed have the nailty at um

or are imagined to have happened ; a short ing at an my lace Ines 100 e vell-I,

story. true or fictitious; as, a winter's tale; faire u learn soilow: sul copr apoi. Tetapont ot telpoen).

a tale of woe

Ay ne for aught that I could ever read, man Torenhle, as the son es er a bonne Urtunai muilaa. Uzel ur

Chad ever hear by de or history, his fatham - To take fronesto derogate up pon' Care. - spects of monkey. The course of true love never did run smooth. Xatrut from

Shak. the Cirupatistarenes tarian

9 A number or quantity told, reckoned, ие: у 4 epersrry

estimated, or set down; especially,a reckonTo take to he violently arterte: to

Te sail wins

ing by counting or numbering: an enumer


ation, a number reckoned or stated. P* , ty mon; to fret; all the child attached to the alles Inbri in at * great rate ) To assume a Hermes or Mercury tha

isktorunt, who measure by tale, not weight.'

Bocer. She takes the tale of all the lambs.' DayA** pats vaimian' Shak. To take to (a) to i deity They sometimes


Money being the common scale time ferty A, try become attachert to, as,

Of things by measure, weight, and tale. ty Inte in Terka, tinike tn evil practices. the ankle, more

Hadidras. monly 2$ attached to

This is almost certainly the meaning in ' H 5 சதம். sandals, one on each side

Milton's of each ankle

And every shepherd tells his tale Talbot (tal bot) Probably from the Lader the hawthorn in the dale. L'Allegro, 67, 68. **** ****** hmatyhen men h orld Talhot family. who bear the darure of a dos

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

sights and sounds characteristic of morning. and probably the oldest of our slow-hounds

3. In lare, a count or declaration.-His tale 19* inte up and settle in samtempe of He had a broad mouth, very deep chops

is told, fq. his race is run: it is all over with I aintson.

very long and large pendulous ears, was! him: he is no more. W. H. Ainsicorth. -fine coated and usually pure white. This

-Desperate tale. See extract. was the hound formerly known as St

Mach in the same way Henry discharged Wolsey's Twithout tritt hat time pe good Habert's breed, and it is probably the origin

obligations, when he seized the cardinal's property, of the bloodhound.

paying off the unfortunate debtors by "desperate




tales;' that is, by bonds due to the crown, but long Coleridge and others have strongly objected flowers, and after producing fruit generally since abandoned as hopeless-a method of paying

to it (the former calling it 'a vile and bar dies. The flower-spike, 30 feet high and good debts by bad ones; a stroke of finance more to De admired than imitated.

Quart. Rev.

barous vocable'), but without any good covered with white blossoms, is a beautiful

reason. The chief objection to it has been object. Talet (tāl), v.i. To tell stories. Gower.

that it is a 'pseudo-participle,' a participle Tale (tal), n. Same as Tael (which see).

without a verb corresponding to it, but Talebearer (tal'bár-ér), n. A person who

there are many words of exactly analogous officiously tells tales likely to breed mischief;

formation in quite good usage; comp. gifted, one who carries stories and makes mischief lettered, turreted, booted, bearded, slippered, in society by his officiousness,

landed, &c. Mr. Fitzedward Hall instances Where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. outtalented and untalented from Richard

Prov. xxvi, 20.

son.) Talebearing (tal'bär-ing), a. Officiously

What a miserable and restless thing ambition is, communicating information.

when one talented but as a cominon person, yet, by Talebearing (tălbår-ing). n. The act of the favour of his prince, hath gotten that interest, spreading tales officiously; communication that in a sort all the keys of England hang at his of secrets maliciously.


Abp. Abbot (1562-1633). Tinothy was extremely officious about their mis

The way in which triented and many of its fellows tress's person, endeavouring by flattery and talebear.

were once frequently used shows that these words, ing, to set her against the rest of the servants.

to the consciousness of our ancestors, began with Arbuthnot.

being strictly participles. At present they have the Taled (tă'led), n. A sort of habit worn by

function of participial adjectives: and, what between

their distinctive termination and their history, they the Jews, especially when praying in the are, therefore, to be considered, on scientific prin. synagogue.

ciples, as developments from ideal verbs. The Taleful (tal'ful), a. Abounding with stories. analogy on which they are formed is, further, so well The cottage hind ... taleful there

established, that, whatever Coleridge dogmatized in

his haste, 'mere convenience'is quite ground enough Recounts his simple frolic. Thomson.

to justify us in coining terms on the same inodel Talegalla (ta-le-gal'la), n. [Native name.)

whenever they may be really required.

Fitsedward Hall. A genus of rasorial birds, the species of which

Tale-piet, Tale-pyet (tāl'pi-et), n. (From are natives of Australia and New Guinea.

Sc. piet, a magpie, because of its chattering.) The best known is the Brush-turkey (which

A tell-tale; a tale-bearer. (Scotch.) see). Tale-mastert (talmas-tér), n. The author

Never mind me, sir-I am no tale-pyet; but there

are mair een in the world than mine. Sir W. Scott. or originator of a tale.

Taliput (Corypha umbraculifera). I tell you my tale and my tale-master. Fuller. Tales (ta’lēz), n. pl. [L. talis, pl. tales.) In

Talisman (tal'is-man), n. (Fr. and Sp. talis.

law, persons of like reputation or standing; Talen, t pres. tense pl. of tale, v.i. Chaucer.

man: Ar. telsam, pl. telsaman, & magical persons in the court from whom the sheriff Talent (tal'ent), n. (Fr. talent, L. talentum,

figure, a horoscope, from Byzantine Gr. telor his clerk makes selections to supply the from Gr. talanton, a thing weighed, a bal

esma, incantation, Gr. teleo, to perform, to place of jurors who have been impannelled ance, from obs. talao, to bear, kindred with

accomplish, from telos, an end.) 1. A charm but are not in attendance. It is the first Skr. tult, a balance, from tu, to lift up, to word of the Latin sentence (tales de circum

consisting of a magical figure cut or engraved raise up; a root which appears also in L. tollo,

under certain superstitious observances of stantibus) which provides for this contintuli, to lift up: Goth. thula, and OE. and Sc.

the configuration of the heavens; the seal, gency. - To pray a tales, to pray that the thole, to bear, to suffer.] 1. The name of a

figure, character, or image of a heavenly number of jurymen may be completed. weight and denomination of money among

sign, constellation, or planet engraven on a

It was discovered that only ten special jurymen the ancient Greeks, and also applied by

sympathetic stone, or on a metal correwere present. Upon this, Mr. Sergeant Buzfuz Greek writers and their translators to va prayed a tales; the gentleman in black then pro.

sponding to the star, in order to receive its rious standard weights and denominations ceeded to press into the special jury two of the com influence. The word is also used in a wider of money of different nations; the weight

mon jurymen.

Dickens. sense and as equivalent to amulet. The talisand value differing in the various nations -Tales book, a book containing the names

man is supposed to exercise extraordinary and at various times. The Attic talent as of such as are admitted of the tales.

influences over the bearer, especially in a weight contained 60 Attic minæ, or 6000 Talesman (ta'lēz-man), n. In law, a person

averting evils, as disease, sudden death, and Attic drachme, equal to 56 lbs. 11 oz. Eng- summoned to act as a juror from among the

the like. Hence - 2. Something that prolish troy weight. As a denomination of by-standers in open court.

duces extraordinary effects; an amulet; a silver money it was equal to £243, 158. The Taleteller (täl'tel-er), n. One who tells tales

charm; as, a talisman to destroy diseases. great talent of the Romans is computed to or stories; specifically, one who tells mali

Talismanic, Talismanical (tal-is-man'ik, be equal to £99, 68. 8d. sterling, and the cious or officious tales; a talebearer.

tal-is-man'ik-al), a. Having the properties little talent to £75 sterling. A Hebrew weight Tale-wise (tal'wiz), a. Being in the man

of a talisman, or preservative against evils and denomination of money, equivalent to ner of a tale.

by secret influence; magical. 3000 shekels, also receives this name. As a | Tale-wise (tāl'wiz), adv. In the manner of The figure of a heart bleeding upon an altar, or weight, therefore, it was equal to about a tale or story.

held in the hand of a cupid, has always been looked

upon as talismanic in dresses of this nature. 93 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of Taliacotian (tali-a-ko"shi-an), a. Of. per

Addison silver it has been variously estimated at taining, or relating to Taliacotius or Taglia Talismanist (tal'is-man-ist), n. One who from £340 to £396, the higher value being cozzi, professor of anatomy and surgery at uses a talisman or deals with talismans. that given by the latest authorities.-2. A Bologna towards the end of the sixteenth Defoe. gift, endowment, or faculty; some peculiar century. - Taliacotian operation. Same as Talk (tak), v.i. (A word related to tale, tell, faculty, ability, or qualification natural or Rhinoplastic Operation.

in much the same way as stalk to steal, hark acquired. Wit, knowledge, or any other Taliation (tal-i-a'shon), n. (See TALION.J to hear, and walk to G. wallen. See TALE, talent whatsoever.' Addison. A return of like for like.

TELL.) 1. To utter words; to speak; as, to He is chiefly to be considered in his three different Taliera, Talliera Palm (tal-i-e'ra, tal-i-e'ra talk in one's sleep; the child can talk already. talents, as a critic, a satirist, and a writer of odes. påm), n. The Corypha Taliera, an elegant

What, canst thou talk ! quoth she, hast thou a tongue? Dryden. stately species of palm inhabiting Bengal,

Shak. The most necessary talent, therefore, in a man of conversation, which is what we ordinarily intend by

allied to the taliput. It has gigantic fan 2. More especially, to converse familiarly ; a fine gentleman, is a good judginent. Steele.

shaped leaves, which are used by the natives to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two 3. Mental endowments or capacities of a su

of India to write upon with their steel stiles, or more persons interchange thoughts; to and for other purposes.

hold converse. perior kind; general mental power: used in

Taling + (tál'ing), n. Story-telling. Chaucer. I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, this sense either in singular or in plural; as,

Talion (tāli-on). n. (Fr. talion, L. talio, but I will not eat with you. a man of talents; a man of great talent. This

from talis, such.) The law of retaliation, and the previous application of the word are

3. To speak incessantly or impertinently; to probably borrowed from the Scriptural paraccording to which the punishment inflicted

prate; to prattle; to babble. is the same in kind and degree as the injury, able of the talents, Mat. xxv. 'he aristo

A good old man, sir; he will be talking. Shak. as an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, &c. cracy of talent.' Coleridge. All the real This mode of punishment was established

4. To confer; to reason. talent and resolution in England.' Ruskin. by the Mosaic law. Lev. xxiv. 20.

Let me talk with thee of thy judgments. Jer, xii. 1. Like other men of talent, Fielding was unfortunate.

Crimes not capital were punished by fines, flagel.

5. To give an account; to mention; to tell : Sir W. Scott. His talents, his accomplishments, his graceful man. lation, and the law of talion, eye for eye.

to communicate by writing, by signs, or by

Dr. A. Geddes. ners made him generally popular. Macaulay.

words not necessarily spoken. Talipat (tal'i-pat), n. See TALIPUT. 4Quality; character; characteristic.

The natural histories of Switzerland talk much of Talipes (tal'i-pes), n. (L. talus, an ankle, the fall of these rocks, and the great damage done. Lord Rake and Lord Foplington give you their and pes, a foot.) The disease called Club

Addison talent in their title.

Feremy Collier.

-To talk to, to advise or exhort; to remon5. Disposition; inclination.

Taliput, Taliput-tree (tal'i-put, tal'i-put strate with: to reprove gently; as, I will talk Though the nation generally was without any ill

inghalese name. The great fan to my son respecting his conduct. - To talk talent to the church in doctrine or discipline, yet they palm (Corypha umbraculifera), a native of from the point, subject, &c., to direct one's were not without a jealousy that popery was not

India, Ceylon, &c. The straight cylindrical marks or speech from the matter under enough discountenanced.

trunk, which rises sometimes to the height

consideration; to wander from in speaking 6. Desire; affection; will. Chaucer.- Ability, of 70 or even 100 feet, is crowned with a from the topic in discussion. Capacity, Talent. See ABILITY.-Genius, tuft of enormous fan-like leaves, usually

Talking from the point, he drew him in ... Abilities. Talents, &c. See GENIUS. about 18 feet long and 14 feet broad, com

Until they closed a bargain. Tennyson. Talented (tal'ent-ed), a. Furnished with posed of from 90 to 100 radiating segments -To talk to the point, subject, &c., to contalents or great mental powers; possessing plaited like a fan till near the extremity. fine one's remarks to the matter in hand; talents or endowments. This word, as Those leaves are used for covering houses, to keep to the required subject. — Speak, shown by the first quotation below, was making umbrellas, fans, and frequently used Talk. See SPEAK. introduced long ago, but seems not to have as a substitute for writing-paper. At the Talk (tak), v. t. 1. To use as a means of conbeen in common use till quite recent times. age of thirty or forty years or more the tree | versation or communication; to speak; as,


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to talk French or German. --2. To speak; to 3. Sturdy; lusty; bold; spirited; courageous. or the property in animals of forming tallow utter; as, to talk treason; to talk nonsense. Good soldiers and tall fellows.' Shak. internally. • You that talked the trash that made me

No, by this hand, sir,

Tallowish (tall6-ish), a. Having the prosick.' Tennyson. – 3. To pass or spend in We fought like honest and tall men. Beau. & FI. perties or nature of tallow; resembling tal. talking: with away; as, to talk away an

Thy spirits are most tall. Beau. & Fl.

low. evening.-4. To influence by talking; to have

Tallow-keech (talló-kech), n. (See KEECH.) a certain effect on by talking: with words Shakspere speaks of a tall man of his

A mass of tallow rolled up into a lump for expressive of the effect. 'Talk thy tongue hands, for which phrase see under HAND.

the tallow-chandler. Also called Talloroweary:' Talk us to silence;' Talk him out 4. As an American colloquialism, (a) great;

catch of patience;' They would talk themselves

excellent; fine; remarkable; as, a tall fight;

| Tallow-tree (tallo-trē), n. The name given mad.' Shak, -Hence the phrases, to talk one tall walking; a tall spree. (6) Extravagant;

in different parts of the world to trees of down = to silence one with incessant talk; bombastic; as, tall talk. The word was for

different kinds, which produce a thick oil merly used with somewhat similar meanings to talk one out of = to dissuade one from,

or vegetable tallow, capable of being used in England; thus Bentley has “So tall a as a plan, project, &c.; to talk one over=to

for making candles. The tallow-tree of gain one by persuasion; to talk one up to = compliment to Cicero.'

Malabar is Vateria indica, nat, order Dipto persuade one to undertake. - To talk over, Tallage, Talliage (tal'āj, tal'i-āj), n. [Writ

teracer, that of China, Stillingia sebifera, to talk about: to deliberate upon; to disten also tailage, taillage, from Fr. tailler,

nat, order Euphorbiaceæ, and that of Sierra cuss. Sat and eat, and talked old matters to cut off. See RETAIL) A term formerly

Leone, Pentadesma butyracea, nat. order applied to subsidies or taxes of every kind, over.' Tennyson.

Guttiferæ. Talk (tak). n. 1. Familiar conversation; but denoting, in its more proper and re

Tallowy (tal'16-i), a. Greasy; having the mutual discourse; that which is uttered by stricted sense, those taxes to which, under

qualities of tallow. the Anglo-Norman kings, the demesne lands one person in familiar conversation, or the

Tallwood (tal' wyd), n. (Tall is from Fr. of the crown and all the royal towns were mutual converse of two or more.

ta ille, a cut, a cutting.) Firewood cut in subject. These taxes were more rigorous Should a man full of talk be justified? Job xi. 2.

billets of a certain length. Calthrop. and arbitrary than those imposed on the

Tally (talli), n. (Fr. taille, a tally, a cut, a In various talk th' instructive hours they past. Pope. gentry.

cutting, from tailler, to cut. See RETAIL.] 2. Report; rumour.

Impositions on merchandise at the ports could no 1. A piece of wood on which notches or I hear a talk up and down of raising money. Locke. more be levied by the royal prerogative after its

scores are cut, as the marks of number. In enactment, than internal taxes upon landed or move

able property, known in that age by the appellations 3. Subject of discourse; as, this noble achieve

purchasing and selling it was customary for of aids and tallages. ment is the talk of the whole town.


traders to have two sticks, or one stick cleft Tallages, however arbitrary, were never paid by

into two parts, and to mark with scores or And what delight to be by such extolled, the barons or freeholders, nor by their tenants.

notches on each the number or quantity of To live upon their tongues and be their talk 1

Hallam. goods delivered, or what was due between Milton.

Tallage (tal'āj), v.t. To lay an impost upon; debtor and creditor, the seller or creditor 4. A more or less formal or public discussion

keeping one stick, and the purchaser or to cause to pay tallage. held by a body of men, or by two opposing

Tallagert (tal'āj-ér), n. A tax or toll ga debtor the other. Before the use of writing, parties concerning matters of mutual inter| therer.

or before writing became general, this or est; a negotiation; a conference; a palaver.

| Tallet, Tallot (talet, tal'ot), n. (Said to be something like it was the usual method of Syn. Conversation, colloquy, discourse, chat,

a corruption of prov. thay-loft.) A hay-loft. keeping accounts. In the exchequer tallies dialogue, conference, communication.

Sat. Rev. (Provincial English.) Written were formerly used, which answered the Talkt (talk), n. Talc. also Tallit, Tallat.

purpose of receipts as well as simple records Talkative (tak'a-tiv), a. (This is a hybrid

Tallicoonah-oil (tal-i-kö'na-oil), n. The of matters of account. Hence the origin of word, English with a Latin termination. See

oil procured from the seeds of the Carapa exchequer bills. In former times of finanSTARVATION.) Inclined to talk or converse; Touloucouna or C. guineensis, a tree grow.

cial difficulty, from the period of the Nor. ready or apt to engage in conversation ;

ing in Sierra Leone. It is also known by the man conquest the practice had been to freely communicative; chatty.

name of Kundah-oil, and is much esteemed issue exchequer tallies. An exchequer tally If I have held you over long, lay hardly the fault as an anthelmintic.

was an account of a sum of money lent to upon my old age, which in its disposition is talkative.

Tallier (talli-er), n. One who keeps a tally. the government, or of a sum for which the
Sir P. Sidney.
Tallit (tal'it), n. See TALLET.

government would be responsible. The tally -Talkative. Loquacious, Garrulous. Talk

Tallness (tal'nes), n. The state or quality itself consisted of a squared rod of hazel or ative is said of a person who is in the habit of speaking frequently, without, however. of being tall; height of stature.

other wood, having on one side notches,

A hideous

giant. ... that with his tallness seemed to indicating the sum for which the tally was necessarily implying that much is said at threat the sky.' Spenser.

an acknowledgment. On two other sides once; thus, a lively child may be talkative.

Tallow (tal'lo), n. (A. Sax. tælg, Dan. Sw. opposite to each other, the amount of the A loquacions person is one who has this

and G. talg, Icel. tólg, D. talk, tallow: comp. sum, the name of the payer, and the date of inclination with a greater flow of words, Garrulous is the word applied to old age, Goth. tulgus, firm.]

the transaction, were written by an otficer The harder and less

fusible fats melted and separated from the called the writer of the tallies. This being and implies feeble, prosy, continuous talk,

fibrous or membranous matter which is patu done the rod was then cleft longitudinally with needless repetitions and tiresome ex

rally mixed with them. These fats are in such a manner that each piece retained planation of details. The subject of a gar

mostly of animal origin, the most common one of the written sides, and one half of rulous person's talk is generally himself and

being derived from sheep and oxen. When every notch cut in the tally. One of these his own affairs.

pure, animal tallow is white and nearly parts, the counterstock, was kept in the exTalkatively (tak'a-tiv-li), adv. In a talka

tasteless; but the tallow of commerce usually chequer, and the other, the stock, only tive manner.

has a yellow tinge. All the different kinds issued. When the part issued was returned Talkativeness (tak'a-tiv-nes), n. The qua

of tallow consist chiefly of stearin, palmitin, to the exchequer (usually in payment of lity of being talkative; loquacity; garrulity.

and olein. In commerce tallow is divided taxes) the two parts were compared, as a Learned women have lost all credit by their im. into various kinds according to its qualities, check against fraudulent imitation. This pertinent talkativeness and conceit. Swift.

of which the best are used for the manu ancient system was abolished by 25 Geo. Talker (tak'ér), n. 1. One who talks; also,

facture of candles, and the inferior for III. Ixxxii.; and by 4 and 5 Will. IV. xv. a loquacious person; a prattler.

making soap, dressing leather, greasing ma all the old tallies were ordered to be de

chinery, and several other purposes. It is stroyed. The size of the notches made on If it were desirable to have a child a mere brisk

the tallies varied with the amount. imported in large quantities from Russia. taiker, ways might be found to make him so. Lecke.

The Mineral tallow. The same as Hatchetine notch for £100 was the breadth of a thumb; 2. A boaster; a braggart.

(which see). - Vegetable talloro, a kind of fat for £1 the breadth of a barleycorn. A penny The greatest talkers in the days of peace have resembling tallow obtained from various was indicated by a slight slit.-2. Anything been the most pusillanimous in the day of temptation. plants, as from the fruit of plants of the made to suit or correspond to another. Fer. Taylor,

So suited in their minds and persons,
order Dipteraceae.
Talking (tak'ing), a. 1. Giver to talking;
Tallow (tal'lo), v.t. 1. To grease or smear

That they were fram'd the allies for each other. garrulous; loquacious. with tallow.-2. To fatten; to cause to have

Dryden. The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade,

3. A label or ticket of wood or metal used For talking age and whispering lovers made. a large quantity of tallow; as, to tallow

in gardens, for the purpose of bearing either Goldsmith sheep.

a number referring to a catalogue, or the 2. Having the power of speech or of uttering Tallow-candle (tallo-kan-di), n. A candle

name of the plant with which it is conwords; as, a talking parrot. made of tallow.

nected.-4. An abbreviation of Tally-shop. Talky (talk'i), a. 'Talcky (which see). Tallow-catch (tallo-kach), n. A tallow.

Tally (tal'li), v. t. pret. & pp. tallied; ppr. keech. The talky flakes in the strata were all formed be

Thou whoreson, obscene, greasy fore the subsidence, along with the sand. tallow-catch,'

tallying. (As to meaning i see the noun Shak.

TALLY.). 1. To score with correspondent Woodward. Tallow-chandler (tallo-chand-ler), n. See

notches: to fit; to suit: to make to correTall (tal), a. (Probably from W. tål, tall, | CHANDLER.) One whose occupation is to

spond. towering, whence taláu, to make high, to make, or to make and sell tallow candles

They are not so well tallied to the present juncture. grow tall, talaad, to elevate, to grow tall.] Tallow - chandlery (tallo-chand-lér-i), n.

Pope. 1. High in stature; long and compara 11. The business or occupation of a tallow 2. Naut. to pull aft, as the sheets or lower tively slender: applied to a person or to a chandler. -2. The place where a tallow corners of the main and fore sail. standing tree, mast, pole, or other erect | chandler carries on his business.

And while the lee clue-garnet's lower'd away, object of which the diameter is small in Tallower (tallo-ér), n. 1. A tallow-chand Taut aft the sheet they tally, and belay, Falconer. proportion to the height. Hence we speak ler.-2. An animal disposed to form tallow Tally (talli), v.i. To be fitted ; to suit; to of a tall man, a tall pine, a tall steeple,

correspond; to conform; to match. but not of a tall house, a tall mountain. Tallow-face (tallo-fās), n. One of a sickly,

I found pieces of tiles that exactly lallied with the *Cut down the tall cedar trees.' 2 Ki. xix. 1 pale complexion. Shak.


Addison. 23. Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall.' | Tallow-faced (tallő-tāst), a. Having Your idea ... tallies exactly with mine... Milton. "Some tall tower.' Young. His sickly complexion; pale. Burton.

H. Walpole. own children tall and beautiful.' Tennyson. Tallow-grease (tallo-grės), n. Tallow, es. Tallyt (talli), adv. (See TALL, 3.) Stoutly: 2. Having height, whether great or small, pecially candle-fat. (Familiar and local.i with spirit. without reference to comparison or relation. Tallowing (tallo-ing), n. The act, practice,

You, Lodowick,

That stand so tally on your reputation, Bring me word how tall she is.' Shak. or art of causing animals to gather tallow, You shall be he shall speak it. Bcau. &FI.

internalifrice (tallo Shak.




is. Does.


Tally Ho (talli hö'), interj. and n. The huntsman's cry to urge on his hounds. Tallyman (talli-man),n. 1. One who carries on a tally-trade; one who sells goods on credit, or on terms of payment by small weekly sums till the debt is paid.-2. One who keeps a tally or account Tally-shop (talli-shop), n. A shop or store at which goods or articles are sold on the tally-system (which see) Tally-system. Tally-trade (talli-sis-tem. tal'li-tråd), 11. A system of dealing carried on in London and other large towns, by which shopkeepers furnish certain articles on credit to their customers, the latter agreeing to pay the stipulated price by certain weekly or monthly instalınents. Both seller and purchaser keep books in which the circumstances of the transaction and the payment of the several instalments are entered, and which serve as a tally and countertally. The goods thus furnished are usually of inferior quality, and the prices exorbitant Talma (talma), n. (Probably after Talma, the French tragedian.) A kind of large cape, or short, full cloak worn by ladies and also by gentlemen. Talmi-gold (täl'mė-gold), n. A yellow alloy consisting of 90 per cent copper and 8 zinc, covered with a very thin sheet of gold, used for trinkets. The gold varies from 0.03 to fully 1 per cent Weale. Called also Abyssinian gold. Talmud (talmud), n (Chal. talmûd, instruction; Heb. and Syr. talmid, a disciple, from låinad, to learn, to teach.) The body of the Hebrew civil and canonical laws, traditions, and explanations, or the book that contains them. The authority of the Talmud was long esteemed second only to that of the Bible, and according to its precepts almost the whole Jewish people have continued to order their religious life down almost to the present day. It contains the laws, and a compilation of expositions of duties imposed on the people, either in Scripture, by tradition, or by authority of their doctors, or by custom. It consists of two parts, the Mishna and the Gemara, the former being the written law, and the latter a collection of traditions and comments of Jewish doctors.

There are two Talmuds, both having the same Miskna, or text... but each a different Gemara, or commentary. They are called the Yerusalem Talmud and the Babylonian Talmud. The latter is always preferred by the Jews to the former, but by Christians is less highly esteemed..

Well versed was he in Hebrew books,
Talmud and Targum, and the lore
Of Kabala.

Tennyson. Talmudic, Talmudical (tal-mud'ik, talmud'ik-al), a. Pertaining to the Talmud;con. tained in the Talmud, as, Talinudie fables. Talmudist (tal'mud-ist), n. One versed in the Talmud. Talmudistic (tal-mud-ist'ik), a. Pertaining to the Talmud; resembling the Talmud; Talmudic. Talon (tal'on), n. (Fr. and Sp., the heel, from L talus, the ankle, the heel.] 1. The claw of a bird of prey.

The vulture, beak and talon, at the heart

Made for all noble inotion, Tennyson. 2 In arch. same as Ogee.-3. In locis, the shoulder on the bolt against which the key presses in shooting the bolt. Talook, Talookah (ta-lyk', ta-luk'a), n. A district or dependency in India, the revenues of which are under the management of a talookdar Simmonds. Talookdar(ta-luk'där),n. In India, a native acting as the head of a revenue department but under a superior, or zemindar, through whom he pays his rent; a petty zemindar. Ta-lou (ta-ly'), n. The Chinese name for a glass flux, consisting chiefly of silicate of lead with a little copper, used as an enamel colour on porcelain. Watts' Dict of Chem. Talpa (talpa), n. (L., a mole.] 1. The mole, a genus of insectivorous mammals. The common mole (T. europea, Linn.) is well known from its subterranean habits, and its vexations burrowings in cultivated grounds. See MOLE.-2. In pathol, a tumour under the skin; also, an encysted tumour on the head: so called because it is vulgarly supposed to burrow like a mole. Talpidæ (tal'pi-dē), n. pl. [L. talpa, a mole, and Gr. eidos, resemblance.] The family of moles. See MOLE. Talus (ta'lus), n. (talus, the ankle. 1. In anat. the astragalus, or that bone of the

foot which is articulated to the leg: the ankle.--2. In arch. the slope or inclination of any work, as of a wall inclined on its face, either by decreasing its thickness toward the summit, or by leaning it against a bank. 3. In fort. the slope of a work, as a bastion, rampart, or parapet. In this signification the word is also written Talut.-4. In geol. a sloping heap of broken rocks and stones at the foot of any cliff or rocky declivity.

The term subairial is intended to apply to those materials which are derived from atmospheric waste, but have not been assorted in water. The talus found at the foot of every cliff consists of debris which may be washed down in part by rain, but the quantity of water is not sufficient to give it a stratified character. The coarser materials are found at the bottom of the slope, which has the fan-shaped char. acteristic of all sediment allowed to spread without restraint from a single point. Prof. Young, 5. In sury, a variety of club-foot, in which the heel rests on the ground and the toes are drawn towards the leg Goodrich. Talut (ta'lut), n. See TALUS, 3. Talvas (talvas), n. A kind of wooden buckler or shield, of an oblong form, bent on each side and rising in the middle. It was used in the fourteenth century. Talwood (tal'wyd), n. Same as Tallwood. Tamability (tam-a-bili-ti), n. The quality of being tamable; tamableness. Tamable (täm'a-bl), a. Capable of being tamed or subdued; capable of being reclaimed from a wild or savage state. Tamableness (tám'a-bl-nes), n. The quality of being tamable. Tamandua ('dū-a ), n. The name given to a species of ant-eater, the Myrme. cophaga tamandula or Tamandua tetradactyla, about the size of a full-grown cat. Called also Little Ant-bear. See ANTBATER Tamanoir (tam'an-war), n. The pative name of the edentate mammal known as the great ant-eater or ant-bear, the Myrmecophaga jubata. See ANT-BEAR. Tamanu (tam'a-nö), n. The native name of a green heavy resin from the Society Islands, obtained from Calophyllum Inophyllum. Called also Tacamahac. Tamarack (tam'a-rak). n. The black or American larch (Larix americana). Called also Hackmatack. Tamara-spice (tam'a-ra-spis), n. (An East Indian name.] A spice consisting of equal parts of cinnamon, cloves, and coriander seeds, with half the quantity of aniseed and fennel-seed, all powdered. It is a favourite condiment with Italians. Tamaricaceæ (tam'a-ri-kā"se-ė), n. pl. (See TAMARISK.) A small nat. order of polypetalous exogens. The species are either shrubs or herbs, inhabiting chiefly the basin of the Mediterranean. They have minute alternate simple leaves and usually small white or pink flowers in terminal spikes. They are all more or less astringent, and their ashes after burning are remarkable for possessing a large quantity of sulphate of soda See TAMARISK. Tamarin (tam'a-rin), n. (Native name in Cayenne.) The common name for the species of the sub-genus Midas of South American monkeys. The tamarins are active, restless, and irritable little creatures, two of the smallest being the silky tamarin (Midas rosalia) and the little lion monkey (1. leonina), the latter of which, though only a few inches in length, presents a wonderful resemblance to the lion. Tamarind(tam'. a-rind), n. (It. and Sp. tamarindo, Fr. tama. rin, from Ar. tamr. hindi, from tamr, fruit, date, and hindi, Indian; akin Heb. tamar, a palm-tree, from tamar, to stand erect.) A genus of plants (Tamarindus), nat, or. Tamarind (Tamarindus der Leguminosä.

indica). The name is also given to the fruit. The tamarind-tree (T. indica) is the only species of the genus Tamarindus, but it has two varieties, characterized

by the varying length of the pod. The East Indian variety has long pods about 6 inches in length, with six to twelve seeds, whereas the West Indian variety has much shorter pods, containing one to four seeds. The tree has an elegant appearance, from its graceful pinnated foliage and its racemes of sweet-smelling flowers, the calyx of which is yellow, the petals yellow streaked with red, the filaments purple, and the anthers brown. Both varieties are cultivated for the sake of their shade, and their cooling grateful acid fruit. The pulp is imported into European countries. In the East Indies it is dried either in the sun or artif. cially with salt added, which latter kind is sent to Europe. The West Indian tama. rinds are put into jars with layers of sugar between them, or with boiling syrup poured over them, and are called prepared tamarinds: but the East Indian tamarinds are most esteemed. The pulp is frequently employed in medicine; it is cooling and gently laxative, and is peculiarly grateful in fevers and inflammatory diseases. Tamarind-fish (tam'a-rind-fish), n. A preparation of a kind of East Indian fish with the acid pulp of the tamarind fruit, much esteemed as a breakfast relish in India. Tamarisk (tam'a-risk), 11. (L. tamariscus, tamarix, said to be from the plants growing on the banks of the Tamaris, now the Tambro, on the borders of the Pyrenees.) The com

mon name of plants of the genus Tamarix, the type of the nat, order Tam. aricaceæ. The species are shrubs or small trees, clothed with very small green leaves and long spikes of pink flowers. T. gallica is a native of France and of the Mediterranean, and is naturalized on some parts of the southern English coast.

Its ashes conTamarisk (Tamarir gallica). tain a large

quantity of sul. phate of soda. T. indica (the Indian tamarisk) produces galls which are used in dyeing and in photography. (See MAHEE.) The largest and most elegant species is T. orientalis, a native of Arabia, Persia, and the East Indies. The bark of T. africana is used in medicine as a tonic, and its ashes, like those of T. gallica, yield a large quantity of sulphate of soda. Tamarix (tam'a-riks), n. A genus of plants. See TAMARISK. Tambac (tam'bak), n. 1. Same as Tombac.

2 Agallochum or aloes-wood. Tambour (tam'bör), n. (Fr. tambour. See TABOUR] 1. A drum.

When I sound
The tambour of God, ten cities hear

Its voice, and answer to the call in arms. Sonthey. -Tambour de Basque, a tambourine. -- 2. In arch. (a) a term applied to the naked part of Corinthian and Composite capitals, which bear some resemblance to a drum. It is also called the vase, and campana, or the bell. (6) The wall of a circular temple surrounded with columps. (c) The circular vertical part both below and above a cupola. (d) A kind of lobby or vestibule of timber work with folding doors, and covered with a ceiling, as within the porches of churches, &c., to break the current of wind from without. (e) A cylindrical stone, such as one of the courses of the shaft of a column.-3. A circular frame on which silk or other stuff is stretched for the purpose of being embroidered: so called from its resemblance to a drum; also, the embroidery worked upon it. Machines have been constructed for tambour working, and continue to be used with success.-4. In fort, a kind of work formed of palisades, or pieces of wood 10 feet long planted closely together, and driven firmly into the ground, and intended to defend a road, gate, or other entrance. Tambour (tam'bör), v. t. and i. To embroider with a tambour; to work on a tambour frame.

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