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TABORITE, t[=a]'bor-[=i]t, _n._ one of the more extreme party of the Hussites, as opposed to the Calixtines or Utraquists, so named from their headquarters being at Mount _Tabor_, 24 miles N.E. of Pisek.

TABOUR, TABOR, t[=a]'bor, _n._ a small drum like the timbrel or tambourine without jingles, usually played with one stick, and in combination with a fife.--_v.i._ to play on a tabour: to beat lightly and often:--_pr.p._ t[=a]'bouring: _pa.p._ t[=a]'boured.--_ns._ T[=A]'BORER (_Shak._), one who beats the tabour; TAB'ORINE (_Shak._), a tabour or small drum; TAB'OURET, TAB'RET, a small tabour or drum; TAB'R[=E]RE (_Spens._), a labourer. [O.

Fr. _tabour_ (Fr. _tambour_)--Pers. _tamb[=u]r_, a kind of cithern.]

TABOURET, tab'[=oo]-ret, _n._ a cushioned seat, without arms or back, highly ornamented: a frame for embroidery: a needle-case.

TABU. Same as TABOO.

TABULAR, tab'[=u]-lar, _adj._ of the form of, or pertaining to, a table: having a flat surface: arranged in a table or schedule, computed from tables: having the form of laminae or plates.--_ns._ TAB'ULA, a writing-tablet, a legal record: a frontal: a dissepiment in corals, &c.; TABULARIS[=A]'TION, the act of tabularising or forming into tables: the state of being tabularised.--_v.t._ TAB'ULARISE, to put in a tabular form: to tabulate:--_pr.p._ tab'[=u]lar[=i]sing; _pa.p._ tab'[=u]lar[=i]sed.--_adv._ TAB'ULARLY.--_v.t._ TAB'UL[=A]TE, to reduce to tables or synopses: to shape with a flat surface.--_n._ TABUL[=A]'TION, the act of forming into tables.

TACAHOUT, tak'a-howt, _n._ an Arab name for the small gall formed on the tamarisk-tree, and used as one source for obtaining gallic acid.

TACAMAHAC, tak'a-ma-hak, _n._ a gum-resin yielded by several tropical trees. [South American.]

TAC-AU-TAC, tak'-[=o]-tak', _n._ in fencing, the parry combined with the riposte, also a series of close attacks and parries between fencers of equal skill. [Fr.]

TACE, t[=a]'s[=e], be silent.--TACE IS LATIN FOR A CANDLE, a phrase understood as requesting or promising silence. [L., imper. of _tac[=e]re_, to be silent.]

TACHE, tash, _n._ (_B._) a fastening or catch. [_Tack_.]

TACHE, tash, _n._ a spot, stain, or freckle: a moral blemish: a characteristic. [Fr.]

TACHOMETER, t[=a]-kom'e-t[.e]r, _n._ an instrument for measuring variations in the velocity of machines.--Also TACHYM'ETER. [Gr. _tachos_, speed, _metron_, a measure.]

TACHYGRAPHY, t[=a]-kig'ra-fi, _n._ stenography, the art of writing in abbreviations.--_n._ TACHYG'RAPHER.--_adjs._ TACHYGRAPN'IC, -AL. [Gr.

_tachys_, swift, _graphein_, to write.]

TACHYLITE, tak'i-l[=i]t, _n._ a black opaque natural glass, which results from the rapid cooling of molten basalt, occurring as a thin selvage to dikes and veins of intrusive basalt.--_adj._ TACHYLIT'IC.

TACHYMETER, t[=a]-kim'e-t[.e]r, _n._ a surveying instrument--also TACHEOM'ETER.--_n._ TACHYM'ETRY, scientific use of the tachymeter.

TACIT, tas'it, _adj._ implied, but not expressed by words: silent, giving no sound.--_adv._ TAC'ITLY.--_n._ TAC'ITNESS.--_adj._ TAC'ITURN, habitually tacit or silent: not fond of talking: reserved in speech.--_ns._ TAC'ITURNIST, one habitually taciturn; TACITURN'ITY, habitual silence: reserve in speaking.--_adv._ TAC'ITURNLY. [L. _tacitus_, pa.p. of _tac[=e]re_, to be silent.]

TACK, tak, _n._ a short, sharp nail with a broad head: a fastening, a long temporary stitch: the weather clew or foremost lower corner of any of the courses, or of any sail set with a boom or gaff, or of a flag, also the rope by which such clew or tack is confined or fastened: the course of a ship in reference to the position of her sails: a determinate course, the art of tacking, hence a change of policy, a strategical move: a shelf for drying cheese: term of a lease: adhesiveness, sticky condition, as of varnish, &c.--_v.t._ to attach or fasten, esp. in a slight manner, as by tacks.--_v.i._ to change the course or tack of a ship by shifting the position of the sails: to shift one's position, to veer.--_adj._ TACK'Y, adhesive, viscous. [Most prob. Celt., Ir. _taca_, a pin, Bret. _tach_, a nail.]

TACK, tak, _n._ (_prov._) any distinctive and permanent flavour.

TACK, tak, _n._ food generally, fare, esp. of the bread kind, as _hard tack_, _soft tack_, &c.

TACKET, tak'et, _n._ (_Scot._) a hobnail in the soles of strong shoes.

TACKLE, tak'l, _n._ the ropes, rigging, &c. of a ship: tools, weapons: ropes, &c., for raising heavy weights: a pulley.--_v.t._ to harness: (_prov._) to seize or take hold of, attack, fasten upon.--_v.i._ to get a hold of.--_adj._ TACK'LED, made of ropes tackled together.--_ns._ TACK'LING, furniture or apparatus belonging to the masts, yards, &c. of a ship: harness for drawing a carriage: tackle or instruments; TACKS'MAN, a tenant or lessee. [Scand., Sw. _tackel_--Ice. _taka_, to take.]

TACKY, tak'i, _n._ (_U.S._) a poor ill-conditioned horse.

TACT, takt, _n._ adroitness in managing the feelings of persons dealt with: nice perception in seeing and doing exactly what is best in the circumstances: (_mus._) the stroke in keeping time.--_adjs._ TACT'FUL; TAC'TILE, that may be touched or felt.--_ns._ TACTIL'ITY, state of being tactile: touchiness; TAC'TION, act of touching: sense of touch.--_adj._ TACT'LESS, without tact.--_n._ TACT'LESSNESS.--_adj._ TACT'[=U]AL, relating to, or derived from, the sense of touch.--_adv._ TACT'[=U]ALLY.--_n._ TACT'US, the sense of touch. [L. _tactus_--_tang[)e]re_, _tactum_, to touch.]

TACTICS, tak'tiks, _n.sing._ the science or art of manoeuvring military and naval forces in the presence of the enemy: way or method of proceeding.--_adjs._ TAC'TIC, -AL, pertaining to tactics.--_adv._ TAC'TICALLY.--_n._ TACTI'CIAN, one skilled in tactics. [Gr. _taktik[=e]_ (_techn[=e]_, art, understood), art of arranging men in a field of battle--_tassein_, _taxein_, to arrange.]

TADPOLE, tad'p[=o]l, _n._ a young toad or frog in its first state, before the tail is absorbed and the limbs pushed forth.--_n._ TAD (_U.S._), a street-boy. [A _toad_ with a _poll_.]

TaeDIUM, t[=e]'di-um, _n._ weariness, tediousness. [L.]

TAEL, t[=a]l, _n._ the Chinese _liang_ or ounce, equal to 1-1/3 oz. avoir.: a money of account in China, equivalent to a tael weight of pure silver, or to about 1250 of the copper coin known as 'cash.' The value of the Haikwan tael, or customs tael, is about 4s. 9d. English, varying with the price of silver.

TA'EN, t[=a]n, a contraction of taken.

TaeNIA, t[=e]'ni-a, _n._ a ribbon or fillet: the fillet above the architrave of the Doric order: a tapeworm.--_n._ Tae'NICIDE, a drug that destroys tapeworms.--_adj._ Tae'NIFORM, ribbon-like.--_n._ Tae'NIFUGE, anything used to expel tapeworms.--_adj._ Tae'NIOID, ribbon-like. [L.,--Gr. _tainia_, a band.]

TAFFEREL, taf'[.e]r-el, TAFFRAIL, taf'r[=a]l, _n._ the upper part of a ship's stern timbers. [Dut. _tafereel_, a panel--_tafel_, a table--L.

_tabula_, a table; cf. Ger. _tafelei_, flooring--_tafel_, a table.]

TAFFETA, taf'e-ta, _n._ a thin glossy silk-stuff having a wavy lustre: (_orig._) silk-stuff plainly woven.--Also TAFF'ETY. [It. _taffeta_--Pers.

_t[=a]ftah_, woven--_t[=a]ftan_, to twist.]

TAFFY, taf'i, _n._ Same as TOFFY.

TAFFY, taf'i, _n._ a Welshman--from _Davy_.

TAFIA, taf'i-a, _n._ a variety of rum. [Malay.]

TAFT, taft, _v.t._ in plumbing, to spread the end of a lead pipe outward so as to form a wide thin flange.

TAG, tag, _n._ a tack or point of metal at the end of a string: any small thing tacked or attached to another: any pendant or appendage, the tip of an animal's tail: the rabble collectively, anything mean.--_v.t._ to fit a tag or point to: to tack, fasten, or hang to: to dog or follow closely.--_v.i._ to make tags, to string words or ideas together: to go behind as a follower:--_pr.p._ tag'ging; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ tagged.--_ns._ TAG'-END, a loosely connected end, the concluding part; TAG'GER, anything that tags, an TAG'GERS, thin sheet-iron.--_n._ and _adj._ TAG'RAG, a fluttering rag, a tatter: the rabble, or denoting it--the same as _Rag-tag_, often in phrase TAGRAG AND BOBTAIL.--_ns._ TAG'-SORE, a disease in sheep, in which, the tail is excoriated through diarrhoea; TAG'-TAIL, a worm with a tail like a tag: a hanger-on, parasite. [A weaker form of _tack_.]

TAG, tag, _n._ a children's game in which the object is for the player to chase the rest until he touches one, who then takes his place as TAGG'GER.--_v.t._ to touch or hit in this game.

TAGHAIRM, tag'erm, _n._ an ancient mode of divination among the Scotch Highlanders, in which a man was wrapped in a fresh bullock's hide and left by a running stream to wait for inspiration. [Gael.]

TAGLIA, tal'ya, _n._ a rope and pulleys, tackle with a set of sheaves in a fixed block and another set in a movable block to which the weight is attached. [It.]

TAGLIONI, tal-y[=o]'ni, _n._ a kind of overcoat, so called from the famous family of dancers, the most famous of whom was Maria _Taglioni_ (1804-84).

TAHA, ta'ha, _n._ an African weaver-bird of the family _Ploceidae_.

TAHLI, ta'li, _n._ a Hindu gold ornament worn by the wives of Brahmans.

TAHONA, ta-h[=o]'na, _n._ a crushing-mill for ores worked by horse-power.


TAI, t[=i], _n._ the Japanese bream.

TAIC, ta'ik, _adj._ pertaining to the _Tai_, the chief race in the Indo-Chinese peninsula, including the Siamese, the Laos, &c.--_n._ the group of languages spoken by the Tai.

TAIGLE, t[=a]'gl, _v.t._ (_Scot._) to entangle, hinder.--_v.i._ to delay, tarry.

TAIL, t[=a]l, _n._ the posterior extremity of an animal, its caudal appendage: anything resembling a tail in appearance, position, &c.: the back, lower, or hinder part of anything: a retinue, suite: a queue or body of persons in single file: anything long and hanging, as a catkin, train of a comet, long curl of hair, &c.: in Turkey, a horse-tail, formerly carried before a pasha as an emblem of relative rank.--_n._ TAIL'-BOARD, the board at the hinder end of a cart or wagon, which can be let down or removed, for convenience in unloading.--_adj._ TAILED, having a tail of a specified kind.--_ns._ TAIL'-END, the hind part of any animal, the tip of the tail: the end or finish of anything, the fag-end: (_pl._) inferior corn sorted out from that of better quality; TAIL'-FEATH'ER, one of the rectrices or rudder-feathers of a bird's tail; TAIL'-GATE, the aft or lower gate of a canal TAIL'INGS, refuse, dregs.--_adj._ TAIL'LESS, having no tail.--_ns._ TAIL'PIECE, a piece at the tail or end, esp. of a series, as of engravings; TAIL'PIPE, the suction pipe in a pump.--_v.t._ to fasten something to the tail of, as a dog, to fix something to one by way of joke.--_ns._ TAIL'RACE, the channel in which water runs away below a mill-wheel; TAIL'ROPE, in coal-mining, a rope extending from the hind part of a car or kibble in a slightly inclined passage, by means of which the empties are drawn 'inby,' while the loaded cars are drawn 'outby.'--LAY, or PUT, SALT ON THE TAIL OF (see SALT); MAKE NEITHER HEAD NOR TAIL OF ANYTHING (see HEAD); TURN TAIL, to run away, to shirk a combat; TWIST THE LION'S TAIL (_U.S._), to goad or insult the pacific and long-suffering British public feeling for political purposes in America; WITH THE TAIL BETWEEN THE LEGS, in a cowardly way, after the manner of a beaten cur when he sneaks away. [A.S. _taegel_; Ger. _zagel_; Goth. _tagl_, hair.]

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