Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Tallowy adjective Of the nature of tallow; resembling tallow; greasy.
[ Confer Tally
.] Firewood cut into billets of a certain length.
[ Obsolete] [ Eng.]
; plural Tallies
. [ Middle English taile
, French taille
a cutting, cut tally, from tailler
to cut, but influenced probably by taillé
, past participle of tailler
. See Tailor
, and confer Tail
a limitation, Taille
.] 1. Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number; later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.
» In purshasing and selling, it was once customary for traders to have two sticks, or one stick cleft into two parts, and to mark with a score or notch, on each, the number or quantity of goods delivered, -- the seller keeping one stick, and the purchaser the other. Before the use of writing, this, or something like it, was the only method of keeping accounts; and tallies
were received as evidence in courts of justice. In the English exchequer were tallies
of loans, one part being kept in the exchequer, the other being given to the creditor in lieu of an obligation for money lent to government. 2. Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one kept in duplicate. 3. One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
They were framed the tallies for each other. Dryden. 4. A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a tally in a game. 5. A tally shop. See Tally shop , below. Tally shop
, a shop at which goods or articles are sold to customers on account, the account being kept in corresponding books, one called the tally , kept by the buyer, the other the counter tally , kept by the seller, and the payments being made weekly or otherwise by agreement. The trade thus regulated is called tally trade . Eng. Encyc.
-- To strike tallies
, to act in correspondence, or alike.
[ Obsolete] Fuller.
Tally transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tallied
; present participle & verbal noun Tallying
.] [ Confer French tialler
to cut. See Tally
] 1. To score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to correspond; to cause to fit or suit.
They are not so well tallied to the present juncture. Pope. 2. (Nautical) To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard. W. C. Russell. Tally on (Nautical)
, to dovetail together.
Tally intransitive verb 1. To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.
I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with the channel. Addison.
Your idea . . . tallies exactly with mine. Walpole. 2. To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game. Tally on (Nautical)
, to man a rope for hauling, the men standing in a line or tail.
[ See Tall
] Stoutly; with spirit.
[ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
Tallyho interj. & noun 1. The huntsman's cry to incite or urge on his hounds. 2. A tallyho coach. Tallyho coach
, a pleasure coach. See under Coach .
; plural Tallymen 1. One who keeps the tally, or marks the sticks. 2. One who keeps a tally shop, or conducts his business as tally trade.
; plural Talmas
. [ Prob. so called from Talma
, a French actor.] (a) A kind of large cape, or short, full cloak, forming part of the dress of ladies. (b) A similar garment worn formerly by gentlemen.
Talmud noun [ Chald. talmūd instruction, doctrine, from lamad to learn, limmad to teach.] The body of the Jewish civil and canonical law not comprised in the Pentateuch. » The Talmud consists of two parts, the Mishna , or text, and the Gemara , or commentary. Sometimes, however, the name Talmud is restricted, especially by Jewish writers, to the Gemara. There are two Talmuds, the Palestinian , commonly, but incorrectly, called the Talmud of Jerusalem , and the Babylonian Talmud . They contain the same Mishna, but different Gemaras. The Babylonian Talmud is about three times as large as the other, and is more highly esteemed by the Jews.
Talmudic, Talmudical adjective [ Confer French talmudique .] Of or pertaining to the Talmud; contained in the Talmud; as, Talmudic Greek; Talmudical phrases. Lightfoot.
Talmudism noun noun The teachings of the Talmud, or adherence to them.
Talmudist noun [ Confer French talmudiste .] One versed in the Talmud; one who adheres to the teachings of the Talmud.
Talmudistic adjective Resembling the Talmud; Talmudic.
Talon noun [ French, heel, spur, Late Latin talo , from Latin talus the ankle, heel.]
1. The claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey. Bacon. 2. (Zoology) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth. 3. (Architecture) A kind of molding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; -- usually called an ogee . » When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon . 4. The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt. Knight.
Talook, Taluk noun [ Arabic ta'lluq .] A large estate; esp., one constituting a revenue district or dependency the native proprietor of which is responsible for the collection and payment of the public revenue due from it. [ India]
Talookdar, Talukdar noun [ Hind., from Persian ta'lluqdār .] A proprietor of a talook. [ India]
Talpa noun [ Latin , mole.] (Zoology) A genus of small insectivores including the common European mole.
; plural Tali
. [ Latin , the ankle, the ankle bone.] 1. (Anat.) The astragalus. 2. (Surg.) A variety of clubfoot ( Talipes calcaneus ). See the Note under Talipes .
Talus noun [ French]
1. (Fort.) A slope; the inclination of the face of a work. 2. (Geol.) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
Tamability noun The quality or state of being tamable; tamableness.
Tamable adjective Capable of being tamed, subdued, or reclaimed from wildness or savage ferociousness. - - Tam"a*ble*ness , noun
Tamale noun [ Written also tamal , tomale .] [ Amer. Spanish tamal , of Mex. origin.] A Mexican dish made of crushed maize mixed with minced meat, seasoned with red pepper, dipped in oil, and steamed.
Tamandu noun [ Spanish , from the native name: confer French tamandua .] (Zoology) A small ant-eater ( Tamandua tetradactyla ) native of the tropical parts of South America. » It has five toes on the fore feet, an elongated snout, small ears, and short woolly hair. Its tail is stout and hairy at the base, tapering, and covered with minute scales, and is somewhat prehensile at the end. Called also tamandua , little ant-bear , fourmilier , and cagouare . The collared, or striped, tamandu ( Tamandua bivittata ) is considered a distinct species by some writers, but by others is regarded as only a variety.
Tamanoir noun (Zoology) The ant-bear.
Tamarack noun (Botany) (a) The American larch; also, the larch of Oregon and British Columbia ( Larix occidentalis ). See Hackmatack , and Larch . (b) The black pine ( Pinus Murrayana ) of Alaska, California, etc. It is a small tree with fine- grained wood.
[ Latin tamarice
. See Tamarisk
.] A shrub or tree supposed to be the tamarisk, or perhaps some kind of heath.
He shall be like tamaric in the desert, and he shall not see when good shall come. Jer. xvii. 6 (Douay version).
Tamarin noun [ From the native name in Cayenne.] (Zoology) Any one of several species of small squirrel-like South American monkeys of the genus Midas , especially M. ursulus .
[ Italian tamarindo
, or Spanish tamarindo
, or Portuguese tamarindo
, from Arabic tamarhindī
, literally, Indian date; tamar
a dried date + Hind
India: confer French tamarin
. Confer Hindu
.] (Botany) 1. A leguminous tree ( Tamarindus Indica ) cultivated both the Indies, and the other tropical countries, for the sake of its shade, and for its fruit. The trunk of the tree is lofty and large, with wide-spreading branches; the flowers are in racemes at the ends of the branches. The leaves are small and finely pinnated. 2. One of the preserved seed pods of the tamarind, which contain an acid pulp, and are used medicinally and for preparing a pleasant drink. Tamarind fish
, a preparation of a variety of East Indian fish with the acid pulp of the tamarind fruit.
-- Velvet tamarind
. (a) A West African leguminous tree ( Codarium acutifolium ). (b) One of the small black velvety pods, which are used for food in Sierra Leone.
-- Wild tamarind (Botany)
, a name given to certain trees somewhat resembling the tamarind, as the Lysiloma latisiliqua of Southern Florida, and the Pithecolobium filicifolium of the West Indies.
Tamarisk noun [ Latin tamariscus , also tamarix , tamarice , Sanskrit tamāla , tamālaka , a tree with a very dark bark; confer tamas darkness: confer French tamarisc , tamarix , tamaris .] (Botany) Any shrub or tree of the genus Tamarix , the species of which are European and Asiatic. They have minute scalelike leaves, and small flowers in spikes. An Arabian species ( T. mannifera ) is the source of one kind of manna. Tamarisk salt tree , an East Indian tree ( Tamarix orientalis ) which produces an incrustation of salt.
Tambac noun (Metal.) See Tombac .
Tambour noun 1. (Mus.) A kind of small flat drum; a tambourine. 2. A small frame, commonly circular, and somewhat resembling a tambourine, used for stretching, and firmly holding, a portion of cloth that is to be embroidered; also, the embroidery done upon such a frame; -- called also, in the latter sense, tambour work . 3. (Architecture) Same as Drum , noun , 2 (d) . 4. (Fort.) A work usually in the form of a redan, to inclose a space before a door or staircase, or at the gorge of a larger work. It is arranged like a stockade. 5. (Physiol.) A shallow metallic cup or drum, with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever. Two or more of these are connected by an India rubber tube, and used to transmit and register the movements of the pulse or of any pulsating artery.
Tambour transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tamboured
; present participle & verbal noun Tambouring
.] To embroider on a tambour.
[ French See Tambourine
.] 1. A tambourine.
[ Obsolete] 2. (Mus.) An old Provençal dance of a lively character, common on the stage.
[ French tambourin
; confer Italian tamburino
. See Tambour
, and confer Tamborine
.] A small drum, especially a shallow drum with only one skin, played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides; a timbrel.
Tambourine noun A South American wild dove ( Tympanistria tympanistria ), mostly white, with black-tiped wings and tail. Its resonant note is said to be ventriloquous.
Tambreet noun (Zoology) The duck mole.
Tame transitive verb
[ Confer French entamer
to cut into, to broach.] To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
[ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]
In the time of famine he is the Joseph of the country, and keeps the poor from starving. Then he tameth his stacks of corn, which not his covetousness, but providence, hath reserved for time of need. Fuller.
[ Compar. Tamer
; superl. Tamest
.] [ Anglo-Saxon tam
; akin to Dutch tam
, German zahm
, Old High German zam
, Dan. & Swedish tam
, Icelandic tamr
, Latin domare
to tame, Greek ..., Sanskrit dam
to be tame, to tame, and perhaps to English beteem
. √61. Confer Adamant
.] 1. Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird. 2. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
Tame slaves of the laborious plow. Roscommon. 3. Deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery. Syn.
-- Gentle; mild; meek. See Gentle
Tame transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tamed
; present participle & verbal noun Taming
.] [ Anglo-Saxon tamian
, akin to Dutch tammen
, German zähmen
, Old High German zemmen
, Icelandic temja
, Goth. ga tamjan
. See Tame
] 1. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast.
They had not been tamed into submission, but baited into savegeness and stubbornness. Macaulay. 2. To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth.
Tameable adjective Tamable. Bp. Wilkins.
Tameless adjective Incapable of being tamed; wild; untamed; untamable. Bp. Hall. -- Tame"less*ness , noun
Tamely adverb In a tame manner.
Tameness noun The quality or state of being tame.
Tamer noun One who tames or subdues.
Tamias noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a distributer.] (Zoology) A genus of ground squirrels, including the chipmunk.
Tamil adjective Of or pertaining to the Tamils, or to their language. [ Written also Tamul .]
[ Written also Tamul
.] 1. (Ethnol.) One of a Dravidian race of men native of Northern Ceylon and Southern India. 2. The Tamil language, the most important of the Dravidian languages. See Dravidian , adjective
Tamilian adjective & noun Tamil.