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Sfc-o-PHAN'TjC, I a. Relating to or like a

Svc-p-PHAN'Ti-CAL, \ sycophant; flattering.

Syl-lXb'ic, ) a. Relating to or consisting of

SYL-LAB'i-CAL, j syllables.

SyL-LAB'i-CAij-L.y, ad. In a syllabical manner.

Syl-Lab i cA'tion, a. Formation of syllables.

Si?L'LA-BLE, n. As much of a word as is uttered
by the help of one vowel, or one articulation.

Svl'LA-BDb, n. See Sillabub.

Syl'la-bus, 71. [L.] A compendium containing
the heads of a discourse ; an abstract.

SvL-LEP' s.rs, n. [Gr.] (^Oram.) A figure by
which a word is referred to another word, to
which It does not belong ; substitution.

Svl-lep'ti-cal, a. Relating to syllepsis.

SvL'LO-t^n'^M, n. {Logic.) An argument or form
of reasoning, stated in logical form, and consisting
of three propositions, the first two called the
premises, the third, the conclusion.

Syl-lo-c^is'tic, ) a. Relating to a syllogism ;

SYL-LO-(^ts'Ti-CAL, j consisting of a syllogism.

S\'L-LO-qiis'Ti-CAL-Ly, ad. With syllogism.

SYL'Lp-<jtiZE, v.n. To reason by syllogism.

SvL'Lp-^lz-ER, n. One who reasons by syllogism.

SVLPH, n. A fabled being of the air: — a moth.

St'L'PHlD, n. A little sylph.

Sv'L'VA,n. [L., woods.] A collection of poetical
pieces : — the trees of a country collectively.

Svl'van, a. Relating to woods ; woody ; shady.

SvL'VAN, n. A fabled deity of the woods ; a satyr.

Sym'bol, ?!. Type; emblem: — abstract; a com-
pendium : — a religious creed or confession.

SyM-BOL'lc, ( a. Relating to, or represented

Sym-bol'i-cal, f by, symbols ; emblematical.

SyM-BOL'l-CAL-Ly, ad. In a symbolic manner

SYM'BpL-i§M_, n. An exposition of symbols.

SfM-BOL-l-ZA'TipN, n. Act of symbolizing.

SvM'BOL-iZE, V. n. To have a resemblance.

SYM'BpL-iZE, V. a. To cause to represent.

SyM-BoL'p-c^y, n. A treatise on symbols.

ByM-MET'Ri-AN, j 7i. One studious of symmetry

Sym'me-trIst, \ or proportion.

SyM-MET'Ri-CAL, a. Having symmetry ; harmo-
nious ; proportional in parts.

Svm'ME-trTze, u. a. To make proportionate.

St'M'ME-TRy, n. A due proportion ; harmony.

Syn. — Symmetry of features ; proportion of
limbs; Aarmonj/ of parts.

8fM-PA-THET'ic, I a. Having sympathy ; hav-

STm-pa-thEt'i-cat^, \ iiig a feeling in common.

SvM-PA-TnET'i-CAL-LY, ad. Witli sympathy.

SI'M'PA-THiZE, v.n. To feel with or for another ;
to feel sympathy ; tu feel mutually.



Sym'pa-THY, 71. Fellow-feeling; mutual sensi>
bility ; mutual affection ; tenderness ; pity.

SyM-rsp'sis, n. [Gr.J (Med.) Concoction or
ripening of an inflammatory humor.

SYM-PH6'N]-oi:;is, a. Harmonious; musical.

Svm'pho-nize,?). n. To agree ; to be in unison.

SvM'PHp-Ny, n. Harmony of mingled sounds.

SYM'PHy-sis,?i. A growing together, as bones.

SyiM-PO'^l-Ac, a. Making merry ; convivial.

s'yM-i'6'ii-UM,n. [L.] Act of drmking together ;
a banquet ; a merry-making.

S vmp'tpm (sTin'tgm), n. An indication of the state
of health or disease ; sign ; token.

Symp-tp-m1t'ic, la. Relating to, or contain-

Svmp-TP-mXt'i-cal, i ing, symptoms ; indicative.

SYMP-Tp-MAT'i-CAL-LY, ad. Bv symptom.

Syn'a-gogue (sin'a-g5g), ;i. An assembly of the
Jews for worship : — a Jewish house of worship.

Syn-a-le'pha, ?i. [L.] (Gh-am.) The elision of
the final vowel of a word when the next word
begins with a vowel ; as, ant' ilium for ante ilium.

Syn-ar-thro'sis, n. A conjunction of two bones.

Syn'chro-nal, a. Happening at the same time.

SyN-CHRoN'l-CAL, a. Synchronal ; synchronous.

SvN'CHRp-Nl^M, n. Concurrence in time of two
or more events ; a happening together.

SYN'cHRp-NiZE, V. n. To agree in regard to time.

Svn'chrp-noOs, a. Happening at the same time.

Syn'co-pate, v. a. To contract, as a word.

SvN-cp-PA'TlpN, n. Contraction of a word by
syncope. — (JVIus.) Interruption of the regular
measure; inversion of the order of notes.

S YN'cp-PE, n. The omission of one or more letters
in the middle of a word. — (Med.) A fainting fit.

Syn'co-pIze, v. a. Same Hs syncopate. [R.]

Svn'cre-ti§m, n. The blending of the tenets of
different schools or sects into one system.

SYN'uic,n. A magistrate ; a curator ; a deputy.

Svn'dJ-cate, «. ji. To pass sentence ; to judge.

SvN'uRp-ME, 7i. A concurrence of symptoms.

Sy-NEC'Dp-£;HE, 77. (Rhet.) A figure by which
a part is taken for the whole, or the whole for
a part ; a sort of trope.

SYN-EC-DOSu'l-CAt:., a. Implying a synecdoche.

SvN-EC-BoeH'i-CAL-Ly, ad. With synecdoche.

SvN-(j>E-NE'_§r-A, 77. pL (Bot.) A genus of plants.

Syn-nisv-Ro'sis, 77. (Anat.) A union of one bone
with another, by means of membranes.

Syn'pd, ?(. An ecclesiastical assembly; a conven-
tion ; a council : — an assembly composed of two
or more presbyteries.

fSYN p-DAL, 7i. A payment to a bishop.

Syn'p-dal, a. Relating to a synod ; synodic.

Sy-TVOD'jC, )a. Relating to a synod; trans-

Sy-nod'i-cal, \ acted in a synod.

Sy-NOD'i-CAL-LY, ad. In a syiiodical manner.

Sv-NoN' Y-MA.,n. pi. [L.] Names or words which
signify the same thing ; synonymes.

SvN'p-NYME, n. A word of the same or similar
meaning : — written also synonym.

Syn. — Words which agree in sound but differ
in signification are liomonymes. Words which
have the same or similar signification are syno-
nymes. Happiness and felicity are synonymous ; the
substantive bear nnd the verb I/ear -Are homonymous.

Syn-p-nvm'i-con, n. A dicti<uiary of synonymes.

Sy-iMON'y-Ml'ST, 77. One who explains synonymes.

Sy-NON'y-MlZE, «. a. To express or interpret by
words of the same meaning.

Sy-NON'y-MoRs, a. Relating to synonymes or sy-
nonymy ; having the same or similar meaning.

Sy-N6iv'y-MOCs-LY,arf. In a synonymous manner.

Sy-NON'y-MV, 77. The quality of" expressing by
different words the same thijig.

Sy-NOP'sis, 77. ; pi. sy-NOP'SE^. A collective view
of any subject ; a general view ; abridgment.

Sy-NOP'Tj-CAL, a. Affording a general view.

Sy-NOP'TJ-CAL-Ly, ad. In a synoptical manner.

Sy-No'vi-A, n. (Anat.) A fluid secreted from car.
tain glands in the Joints.

Syn-tXc'ti-cal, a. Pertaining to syntax.



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SfN'TXx, n. That part of grammar which teaches
the proper construction of sentences ; construction.

Syn'the-sis, 71. ; pi. svn'the-se§. Act of put-
ting together different ingredients to form a com-
pound ; composition ; — opposed to anahjsis. See
Analysis.

SyN-THET'jc, ) a. Relating to synthesis ; com-

SYN-THET'i-CAL, J pounding ; not analytic.

Syn-thet'i-cal-ly, ad. By synthesis.

SvPH'l-Lis, n. (Med.) The venereal disease.

Syph-i-lit'ic, a. Contaminated with syphilis.

Sy'PHON, 71. A tube. See Siphon.

SYR'l-ic, n. The language of ancient Syria.

S\'R'j-AC, a. Relating to Syria or its language.

Sy-RiN'GA, 71. (Bot.) A genus of shrubs.

Sf R'lN^E, n. A pipe to squirt liquid with.

SvR'JNc^E, V. a. To spout or wash with a syringe.

Syr-in-got'o-MV, 71. {Med.) The art or act of
cutting fistulas or hollow sores.

Syr' tis (sir'tis), n. [L.J A quicksand ; a bog.



SYS'TA-sts, n. [Gr.] Consistence ; constitution.
Sys'tem, 7!. A combination of parts into a whole;

a complete body ; a method ; scJieme.

Syji. — A system of a science, and method in ar-
rangement. A judicious scheme or plan.
Sfs-TE-MAT'lc, ) a. Relating to a system;
Sys-te-mXt'j-cal, ( regular ; methodical.
Si's-TE-MXT'i-CAL -Ly, ad. In form of a system.
Svs'TEM-A-TiST, j 71. One wlio reduces things
Sys'tem-a-t1z-er, \ to any kind of system.
Sis'TEM-A-TiZE [sis'tem-a-tiz, P. Ja. K. Sm. R. ;

sis-tem'a-tiz, Jf.], v. a. To reduce to a system ;

to metliodize ; to regulate.
Svs'to-le, 71. {Anat.) A contraction of the heart.

— (Rhet.) The shortening of a long syllable.
Sys'tyle,7i. {Arch.) An arrangement of columns

JO as to be two diameters apart.
Sythe, 7!. See Scythe.
SYZ'v-qjY (siz'e-je),7i. A conjunction of any two

of the heavenly bodies.



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Ta mute consonant, has always, at the begin-
. ning and end of words, the same sound, ex-
cept when placed before h. — For the sound oith,
see Principles of Pronunciation, 95.

Tab'ard,71. a short gown ; a herald's coat.

Tab'ard-er, 77. One who wears a tabard.

Tab-a-sheer', 71. A white, porous, medicinal
substance, obtained from the joints of the bamboo.

TXb'by, n. A kind of rich, waved silk.

TXB'By, V. a. To give a wavy appearance to.

Tab'by, a. Brinded ; brindled ; varied in color.

Tab-e-fac'TIQN, 71. Act of wasting away.

Tab'e-fy, v. n. To waste away ; to emaciate.

TAb'er-na-cle, n. A temporary habitation ; a
tent : — among the Israelites, a place of worship.

Tab'ER-na-cle, v. n. To dwell ; to house.

TA'BE!^,n. [L.] {Med.) Emaciation ; consumption.

Tab'id, 11. Wasted by disease ; consumptive.

Tab'id-ness, 71. Consumptiveness ; a wasting.

Tab'la-tOre, n. A painting on walls : — the use
of letters or characters to express sounds.

Ta'ble, 71. Any flat or level surface : — a piece of
furniture used for bearing food, &c. : — fare ; en-
tertainment : — a board : — a tablet : — an index ;
a collection of heads ; a catalogue ; a synopsis.

Ta'ble, v. n. To board. — v. a. To set down.

Table A u (tiib-lo'), n. ; pi. tab lea ux (tab-loz').
[Fr.] A picture ; a representation ; a table.

TA'BLE-BiJER, 71. Beer for tlie table.

Ta'ble-Book (-bak), 77. A book in which any
thing is written or engraved vi'ithout ink.

Ta'ble-cloth, 71. Linen spread on a table.

Table d'hote {Wh\-iiot'),n. [Fr.] Anordmary.

Ta'BLE-Land, 71. Level, elevated land.

Ta'bler, 71. One who tables or boards.

Ta'ble§, 71. pi. Draughts, a game.

TXb'let, 71. A small table ; a surface written on.

Ta'ble-Talk (ta'bl-ta.wk),7i. Discourse at table.

Ta'bling, 71. Formation of tables.

Ta-b66', 71. {Polynesia.) A religious interdict.

Ta-b66', v. a. To interdict; to prohibit.

Ta'bor, 71. A drum beaten with one stick.

Ta'bor-er, 71. One who beats the tabor.

Tab'6r-Et, n. A small tabor ; a tabret.

TSb-our-Ine', 71. [Fr.] A tabor ; a small drum.

TXb'ret, 71. A small tabor ; a taboret.

TXb'v-'lar, a. Relating to a table ; being in the
form of tables or synopses : — laminated.

TXb'u-late, v. a. To reduce to tables ; to flatten.

TXB't;-LAT-ED, a. Having a flat surface ; tabular.

TXc-a-MA-hXc', 71. A tree : — a resin.

Ta-^hTg'RA-phv, 71. The art of quick writing.

TX9'IT, a. Silent ; implied ; not expressed.

TX9'iT-Ly, ad. Silently ; without words.



TXcp'i-TiJRN, a. Silent ; uttering little ; reserved.
Syn. — One who does not speak on a particular
occasion is silent ; one who usually avoids speak-
ing is taciturn. Silence describes the actual, taci
turnity the habitual, disposition to say nothing.

TX^-i-turn'i-ty, 71. Habitual silence or reserve.

TXck, V. a. To join ; to unite : — to turn about.

TXcK, V. n. To turn about, as a ship.

TXcK, 71. A small nail : — the course of a ship : —
a rope ; a weather-clew or comer of a sail.

TXc'KLE, 71. Rigging ; instruments of action ; a
pulley or system of pulleys.

TXc'KLE, V. a. To supply with tackle ; to harness.

Tack'ling, 71. Furniture of a mast, &c. ; tackle.

TXCT, 71. Skill ; nice discernment ; expertness.

TXc'Tic, TXc'ti-cal, a. Relating to tactics.

TAC-Ti"ciAN (tjsh'an), 7i. One skilled in tactics.

TXc'Tlcs, 71. pi. The science of disposing military
and naval armaments for battle ; military and
naval preparations and mancEuvres.

TXc'T!LE,a. Susceptible of touch ; tangible.

TAC-TlL'l-Ty, 71. Perceptibility by the touch.

TXc'tion, 71. Act of touching ; tangency.

TXcT'y-AL, a. Relating to touch.

TXd'POLE, 71. A young unformed frog or toad.

Ta'EN (tan). A poetical contraction of taken.

TXF'FE-Ty, 71. A thin, smooth, glossy silk stuff:

— written also taffeta.

TXff'rail, 71. A rail round, or carved work on, a
ship's stern : — written also tafferel.

TXg, n. A point of metal at the end of a string : —
a play of children ; tig.

Tag, v. a. To fit any thing with an end ; to join.

Taglia {t?i\'ye-^),n. [It.] {Mechanics.) A com-
bination of pulleys.

TXg'-rXG, 71. The lowest people ; the rabble.

Tail, n. The hinder part or appendage of an ani-
mal ; end: — a catkin. — {Law.) A limited fee.

TAlL'AqfE (tal'aij), 71. A piece. — {Law.) A toll or tax.

Tailed (tald), a. Furnished with a tail.

Tai'lor (ta'lur), 71. One who makes clothes.

Tai'lor, v. 71. To perform the business of a tailor.

Tai'lqr-Ess, 71. A female tailor.

Tail'piece, 71. A piece added ; appendage.

Taint, v. a. To sully ; to infect ; to poison ; to
corrupt ; to defile ; to pollute ; to contaminate.

Taint, n. A stain ; infection ; corruption ; soil.

Taint'ure (tant'yur), 71. Taint; defilement.

TAKE,'U.a. [l. TOOK ; pp. TAKING, TAKEN.] To rO-

coive : — to seize ; to catch ; to accept what is of-
fered ; correlative of give, and opposed to refuse .-

— to hold : — to copy : — to endure ; to bear : — to
admit ; to suppose : — to hire : — to use, as an oath.

Take, v. n. To incline ; to gain reception.



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Ta'KEN (ta'kti), p. From Take,

Ta'ker, n. One who takes.

Tak'ing, ?!. A seizure : — a portrait : — distress.

Tak'ing, p. a. Pleasing : — infectious.

Tak' JNG-NESS, 71. Quality of pleasing or taking.

TAL'iBOT,n. A hound ; a sort of hunting-dog.

TAL'BO-TVPE,n. A species of photographic picture.

TALC [talk, W. J. Sm. C. ; tak, S. P.], n. (Mm.) A
foliated, magnesian mineral, of pearly lustre.

Talck'v, a. Of the nature of talc ; talcose.

TXl-cose', ) a. [Mill.) Relating to, or resembling,

TSl'cous, j talc ; talcky.

Tale, n. A narrative; a story; fable; novel: —
a numeral account ; a reckoning ; a number.

Tale'bear-er, 71. An officious, malignant, or
trifling informer ; a telltale.

Tale'bear-ing 77. The act of informing.

Tal'ent, 77. A weight anciently used for money:
— a faculty ; gift ; ability ; genius.

TSl':!|NT-ed, a. Possessing talents or abilities.

TA'ZE$,n.pl. [L.] (Law.) Persons summoned
to serve on a jury from by-standers or persons
present in court : — called also talesmen.

Tale§'man, 77. (Law.) A person among the by-
standers summoned to serve on a jury.

TXl'i§-mXn. 71. A magical character or figure.

TXL-i§-MAN'!C,a. Relating to talismans ; magical.

Talk (tawk), v.n. To speak ; to converse.

Talk (tawk), 77. Oral conversation; familiar dis-
course ; chat ; report ; rumor.

Talk'a-tIve (tawk'9-tiv), a. Loquacious.

TALK'A-TlVE-NEss(tawk'a-t!V-nes), 71. Loquacity.
Syn. — Talkativeness is less unbecoming than
loquacity. Qarrulity is a fault of old age.

Talk'er (tawk'er), 77. One who talks ; a prattler.

Tal'ky (tal'ke), 'a. See Talcky.

Tall, a. High in stature ; high ; lofty ; elevated.
Syn. — A tall man ; high building ; lofty spire ;
elevated mountain.

TSl'la^e, n. An ancient tax. See Tailage.

Tall'ness, 77. Height of stature ; procerity.

TXl'low, 77. A sort of animal fat ; candle-grease.

TXL'L6w'(tal'lo), V a. To smear with tallow.

TXl'low-chand-ler, n. A maker of tallow
candles.

TXl'low-faced (tal'lo-fast), a. Pale and sickly.

TXl'low-ish, a. Resembling tallow ; tallowy.

Tal'low-y, a. Resembling tallow ; greasy.

TXl'ly, v. a. To make to fit ; to fit ; to suit.

Tal'ly, 77. Any thing made to suit another: — a
stick notched to keep accounts ; an account.

TXl'ly, v. n. To be fitted ; to conform.

TXl'ly-mXn, n. One who keeps a tally or ac-
count : — a sort of trader or dealer.

TAL'MUD,n. [Heb.] A book containing the tra-
ditions or unwritten laws of the Jews.

Tal-muu'ic or TXl'mud-Tc [tfil-mud'ik, Ja. Sm.
C. ; tal'mud-Tk, E. R. fVb.\, a. Belonging to the
Talmud ; talmudical.

Tal-mDd'i-cal, a. Belonging to the Talmud.

TXl'mud-ist, 77. One well versed in the Talmud.

Tal-mud-ist'ic, a. Relating to the Talmud.

TXl'on, 77. The claw of a bird of prey.

Ta' Lus, n. [L.] (Mnat.) The ankle-bone.—
(Fort.) A slope in a rampart. — (Min.) A heap
of fragments at the foot of a great rock.

Tam'a-ble, a. That may be tamed.

TaM'a-rind, n. A tree bearing an acid fruit. —
PI. A preserve made of the seed-pods of the fruit.

TXm'a-rIsk, 77. A flowering tree or shrub.

TXm'bXc, n. A medicinal wood : — a mixture of
gold and copper.

TXm'bour (tam'bor) [tam'bor, S. P. ./a. K. R. ;
tam'bi.ir, .S777. C], 77. [Fr.] A musical instrument ;
a tambourine; a little drum : — embroidery on a
drum-like frame: — a lobby ; a vestibule.

TXm-BQU-rIne' (tam-bo-run'), n. A kind of drum.

Tame, a. Not wild; domestic; accustomed to
domestic life ; gentle; subdued : — spiritless.

Tame, v. a. To make gentle or tame ; to reclaim.

Tame'lv, ad. Not wildly: — meanly; spiritlessly.



Tame'ness, n. Quality of being tame.

Tam'er, n. One who tames ; a subduer.

TXm'!-ny, 77. A sort of worsted stuff ; tammy.

TXm'Js, 77. |Fr. a bolter.] A worsted cloth used
for straining sauces.

TXm'my, 77. A thin woollen stuff highly glazed : —
a bolter or strainer.

TXmp, v. a. To fill with brick-dust, &c., a hole
bored in a rock for blasting.

TXm'per, v. n. To meddle ; to practise secretly.

TXm'PI-ON or TXm'KIN, 77. See Tompion.

TXn, v. a. To convert skins into leather: — to
make tawny ; to embrown by the sun.

TXn, 77. Bark of the oak, &c. bruised ; ooze.

TXn'DEM, 77. A two-wheeled pleasure-carriage,
drawn by two horses, one before the other.

TXng, n. A strong taste ; a relish : — a sea-weed.

Tan'^en-cy, 77. Act of touching; taction.

Tan'^ent, 71. A right line touching a curve line.

TXn-(^i-b"il'i-TY, 77. Quality of being tangible.

TXn'^i-ble, a. That may be touched.

Tan'gle (taiig'gl), V. a. To implicate ; to entrap.

TXn'&le (tang'gl), V. 77. To be entangled.

TXn'gle, n. A knot of things interwoven.

fTXN'iST,??. (Ireland.) A kind of captain. Spenser.

fTXN'is-TRY, 77. (Ireland.) A tenure of lands.

TXnk, 77. A cistern or basin of water ; a reservoir.

TXnk'ard, 71. A drinking-vessel with a cover.

TXn'ner, 77. One who tans leather.

TXn'ner-y, 77. A place for tanning ; a tanyard.

TXn'nin, n. The substance which tans leather.

TXn'ning, 77. Process of preparing leather.

TXn'pit, 77. A pit in which leather is tanned.

Tan'^y, 77. An odorous plant or herb.

TXn'ta-li§M, 77. Act of tantalizing.

Tan-ta'li-Om, 71. (Min.) A rare metal.

TXn-ta-li-za'tiqn, n. Act of tantalizing.

TXn'ta-lIze, V. a. To torment with false hopes
(as \v?i.sTantalus) ; to tease ; to provoke ; to irritate,

TXn'ta-LIZ-er, n. One who tantalizes.

TXn'ta-moOnt, a. Equivalent ; equal.

Tan-tTv'y or TXn'ti-vy [tan-tiv'e, P. J. E. F.
K. Sm. ; tan'te-ve, Ja. C.], ad. At great speed.

TXn'trum^, 77. pi. High airs or freaks ; bursts of
passion or ill-humor. [Vulgar.]

TXn'yXrd, n. A place for tanning : tannery.

TXp, v. a. To touch lightly : — to pierce ; to broach.

Tap, n. A gentle blow : — a pipe ; a spile.

Tape, ??. A narrow fillet or band of linen.

Ta'per, 77. A wax candle ; a small light.

Ta'per, a. Growing gradually smaller toward the
end ; regularly narrowed ; conical ; tapering.

Ta'per, v. n. To grow gradually smaller.

Ta'per, v. a. To make gradually smaller.

Ta'per-ing, p. a. Growing gradually smaller.

Ta'per-ness, n. The state of being taper.

*TXp'es-try [tap'es-tre, P. F. Ja. K. Sm. Wb.;
taps'tre, S. J. ; taps'tre or tap'es-tre, fV.], n. Or-
namental, figured cloth for lining walls, &c.

*TXp'es-try, v. a. To adorn with tapestry.

TXp'hoOse, 77. House where liquors are retailed.

TXp-i-6'CA, 77. A glutinous and nutritious sub-
stance from the root of the cassava plant.

Ta'pir, 77. An animal resembling the hog.

Tapis (tap'e or ta'pis) [tap'e, Sm. ; ta'pe, Ja. K.:
ta'pis, C. Wb.], 77. [Fr.] Tapestry; a cloth for
a table. — O71 the tapis, under consideration.

Tap'ist, 77. One who deals in or uses tape.

TSp'pet, 71. (Steam-engine.) A small lever.

Tap'root, 71. The principal stem of a root.

Tap'ster, 71. One who draws beer, &c.

Tar, 77. A dark, liquid pitch : — a sailor.

Tar, v. a. To smear over with tar.

TAR-AN-TEL'LA,n. [It.] A vulgar Italian dance.

Ta-rXn'tu-la, 77. A venomous sort of spider.

TXr'di-ly, ad. In a tardy manner; slowly.

TAR'DI-Niiss, 71. Slowness; lateness; reluctance.

Tar'dy, a. Slow; sluggish; dilatory; late.

TARE, 77. A genus of plants ; a vetch ; a weed s —
an allowance in weight for tiio cask, bag, &c.

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Tar'set, n. A kind of buckler or shield worn on
the left arm : — a mark to be shot at.

Tar-set-ier', n. One armed with a target.

Tar'gum, n. [Heb.] A Jewish paraphrase on
some portion of Scripture in Chaldee.

TAR'GyM-isT, n. A writer in the Targums.

TXr'iff, ?i. A table or schedule of duties payable
to government on merchandise.

Tarn, n. A mountain lake ; a fen ; a pool. [Local.l

Tar'N}SH,». a. To sully ; to soil ; to stain.

Tar'nish, v. n. To lose brightness ; to be soiled.

Tar-pAul'ing, 7i. Tarred canvas: — a sailor: —
written also tarpawling and tarpaulin.

TXr'ra-GON, n. A plant, called kerb-dragon.

TAr'ras, n. A sort of plaster or strong mortar.

TIr'ry, v. n. To stay ; to delay ; to wait.

Tar'ry, a. Consisting of tar ; resembling tar.

Tart, a. Sour ; acid ; sharp ; keen ; severe.

Tart, n. A small pie made of fruit.

Tar'tan, n. A kind of checked woollen stuff: —
a small coasting-vessel with one mast.

Tar'tar, n. An acid ; a concrete salt : — a native
of Tartary : — a person of irritable temper.

Tar-ta're-an, a. Infernal ; tartareous.

Tar-ta're-oijs, a. Consisting of tartar: — in-
fernal ; tarteirean.

Tar-tar-i-za'tiqn, n. Act of tartarizing.

Tar'tar-Ize, v. a. To impregnate with tartar.

Tar'tar-oOs, a. Consisting of, or like, tartar.

Tart'ly, ad. Sharply ; sourly ; with acidity.

TART'ivfESS, w. Sharpness; sourness; severity.

Tar'trate, n. (Cliem.) A salt composed of tar-
taric acid and a base.

Tar-tuffe', n. [iartufe, Fr.] A hypocrite ; a
puritan, in contempt : — a morose person.

Tar'-wa-ter, n. Water with an infusion of tar.

Task, n. Employment ; business imposed ; some-
thing to be done ; a lesson.

Task, v. a. To impose on or burden as with a task.

TAsk'er, n. One who tasks ; taskmaster.

Task'mas-TER, 11. One who imposes tasks.

*Tas'sel (tas'sel or tos'sl) [tas'sel, W. P. ,/. F. Ja.
Sm.R.C. Wb.; tSs'l, S. ^.J, n. An ornamental
bunch of silk, ribbon, &c. : — the flower or head
of some plants, as of maize.

*Tas'sel, v. ti. To put forth a tassel, as maize.

*Tas'selled (tas'seld), a. Adorned with tassels.

Tas'se§, n. pi. Armor for the thighs.

Tast'a-ble, a. That may be tasted ; savory.

Taste, v. a. To perceive by the palate ; to relish.

Taste, v. n. To try by the mouth ; to eat.

Taste, re. Act of tasting ; sense of tasting ; a sen-
sation made on the tongue and palate ; flavor ;
relish : — intellectual discernment or relish for the
works of nature or art.

Syn. — An agreeable or nauseous taste; fine
flaoor ; ta^te or flavor of a peach ; taste for the fine
arts ; relisli for food or for books.

Tast'ed, a. Having a particular relish or taste.

Taste'fOl, a. High-relished; savory; tasty.

Taste'fOl-ly, ad. In a tasteful manner.

Taste'less, a. Having no taste ; insipid.

TASTE'LESS-Niiss, »i. Insipidity; want of taste.

Tast'er, n. One who tastes : — a dram-cup.

Tast'y, a. Having taste; nice; fine; tasteful.

TSt'ter, «. a. To tear; to rend.

T4t'ter, n. A rag. — PI. Rags; a ragged dress.

TXt-ter-de-MXl'ion, n. A ragged fellow.

TI^t'tle, v. n. To prate : to talk idly ; to blab.

TXt'tle, n. Prate ; idle chat; trifling talk.

Tat'tler, re. An idle talker ; a prater.

Tat-t66', re. A beat of drum : — a puncture, or a
figure formed by punctures, on the body.

Tat-t66', v. a. To form figures on the body by
puncturing the skin and staining it.

Taught (t3.wt), i. & p. From Teach.

Taught (tAwt), a. {JVaut.) Stretched out ; tense.

*Taunt (tint or t3iwnt) [tint, J. F. Sm. R. Wb. ;

. tiwnt, S. P. E. K. C. ; tint or tawnt, fV. Ja.],v. a.
To reproach ; to insult ; to revile.

*TaUNT (tint), re. Insult ; sarcastic reproach.



*Taunt'er, n. One who taunts or reproaches.

*Taunt'!NG-lv (tant'ing-le), ad. With insult.

TAu-Rl-coR'Noys, a. Having horns like a bulL

Tau'ri-form, a. Having the form of a bull.

TAUiRUS,n. [L.] {Jlstron.) The Bull ; the second
sign in the zodiac.

Tau-Tog', n. An American sea-fish.

Tau-tq-lo^'j-cal, a. Repealing the same thing.



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