By the touch, the tangible qualities of bodies are iscerned, as hard, soft, smooth, Locke

To TA’NGLE. v. a. [See entangle.]

1. To implicate; to knit together.

2. To ensnare ; to entrap.
She means to tangle mine eyes too,
'Tis not your inky brows, your black silk hair,
Your bugle eye-balls, nor your cheek of cream.
I do, quoth he, perceive
My king is tangled in affection to
A creature of the queen's, lady Anne Bullen.
You must lay lime to tangle her desires
By wailful sonnets, whose composed rhimes
Shall be full fraught with serviceable vows Shakesp.
If thou retire, the dauphin, well appointed,
Stands with the suares of war to tangle thee.
Now ly'st victorious
Among thy slain self-kill'd,
Not willingly, but tangled in the fold
Of dire necessity. Milton's Agonistes.
Skill'd to retire, and in retiring draw
Hearts after them, tangled in amorous nets.
With subtile cobweb cheats,
They 're catch'd in knotted law-like nets;
In which when once they are entangled,
The more they stir, the more they 're tangled.

Hudibras. 3. To embroil; to embarrass. When my simple weakness strays, Tangled in forbidden ways, He, my shepherd is ode, He 's before me, on my side. Crashaw.

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TA'N 1st RY. m. s. [from tanist.]

The Irish hold their lands by tanistry, which is no more than a personal estate *. his life-time that is tanist, by reason he is admitted thereunto by election. Spenser on Ireland.

If the Irish be not permitted to purchase estates of freeholds, which might descend to their children, must they not continue their custom of tamistry? which makes all their possessions uncertain. Davies on Ireland.

By the Irish custom of tanistry, the chieftains of every country, and the chief of every sept, had no konger estate than for life in their chieféries; and when their chieftains were dead, their sons, or next heirs, did not succeed them, but their tanists, who were elective, and purchased their elections by strong hand. Davies on Ireland.

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TAP. m. s. [from the verb.] 1. A gentle blow.

2. A pipe at which the liquor of a vessel

Hath his tankard touch'd your brain? Sure they 're fall'n asleep again. Ben Jonson. Marius was the first who drank out of a silver tankard, after the manner of Bacchus. Arbuthnot on Coins. When any calls for ale, fill the largest tankard cup top full. Swift.

trade is to tan leather. Tanners use that lime which is newly drawn out of the kiln, and not slacked with water or air. Moron.

pit where leather is impregnated with bark.

rous plant. Miller.

punishment like that of Tantalus. A lively representation of a person lying under

the torments of such a tantalism, or platonick hell. Addison's Spectator.

whose punishment was to starve among fruits and water which he could not touch..] To torment by the shew of

pleasures which cannot be reached. Thy vain desires, at strife Within thems. Ives, have tantaliz'd thy life. Drud. The maid once sped was not suffered to tantalize the male part of the commonwealth. Addison.

lent. If one third of our coin were gone, and men had equally one third less money than they have, it must be tantamount; what I 'scape of one third less, another in ust make up. Locke.

ing horn, so expressed in articulate sounds. From Tantá vi, says Skinner.] To ride tantity is to ride with great speed.

seized with hopes of pleasure unattain

able. Hard life, To be still hot Summer's tantlings, and

The shrinking slaves of Winter. Shakesp.

broach a vessel. It is used likewise of

the liquor. That blood already, like the pelican, Hast thou tapt out, and drunkenly carouzed. Shak. He has been tapping his liquors, while I have been spilling my blood. Addison. Wait with patience till the tumour becomes troublesome, and then tap it with a lancet. Sharp's Surgery.

This is the right fencing grace, tap for tap, and so part fair. Shakesp. Henry IV. Each shakes her fan with a smile, then gives her right hand woman a tap upon the shoulder. Addison's Spectator. As at hot cockles once 1 laid me down, And felt the weighty hand of many a clown, Buxoma gave a gentle tap. Gay's Pastorals. So Huron-leeches, when their patient lies In feverish restlessness with unclos'd eyes, Apply with gentle strokes their oxier rod,

And tap by tap invite the sleepy god. Harte.

is let out.

A gentleman was inclined to the knight of Gascoigne's distemper, upon hearing the noise of a tap running, Derham.

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TA'PER. adj. [from the form of a taper, Regularly narrowed from the bottom o the top; pyramidal ; conical. Her taper fingers, and her panting breast, He praises. Drice. Froin the beaver the otter differs in his to which are canine ; and in his tail, which is fello or a long taper. toTo TAPER. v. n. To grow gradual smaller. The back is made tapering in form of a pilla, to lower vertebres being the broadest and largest:te superior lesser and lesser, for the greater stablo of the trunk. Fo Such be the dog, With tap'ring tail, that nimbly cuts the *

TA'PEsty. m. s. [tapesterie, tapisseri: tapis, Fr. tapetum, Lat.] Cloth wove: in regular figures. T In the desk hat's cover'd o'er with Turkish tapestry There is a purse of ducats. 'saThe casements are with golden tissue spread, And horses hoofs, for earth, on silken tap strate rea. One room is hung with tapestry, in which to wrought the figures of the great persons of to family. AcaTA'PET. n. s. [tapetia, Lat.] Worked or figured stuff. To their work they fit, and each doth chose What story she will for her tapet take. TAP Root. m. s. [tap and root.] The

principal stem of the root. Some put under the trees raised of seed, at 4 four inches below the place where they sow to seeds, a small Liece of tile to stop the ruro; down of the taproot, which occasions it to braki when it comes to the tile. Mortimer's Hustone". TAPstER. n. s. [from tap J One who business is to draw beer in an alehouse. The oath of a lover is no stronger than to word of a tapster; they are both the confirmers of false reckonings. ... Though you change your place, you * change your trade ". be your tapster still. So The world is come now to that pass, that to vintner and tapster may broach what religion to please; and the apothecary may mingle her is " pleases. Hati Though the painting grows decay'd, The house will never lose its trade; Nay, though the treacherous tapster Thomas Hangs a new angel two doors from us. so TAR. m. s. [zane, Sax. tarre, Dut. tuto Dan.] Liquid pitch; the turpentine of the pine or fir drained out by fire.

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To teaze; to provoke. [raçárra.] * There has been much to do on both sides; and he nation holds it no sin to tarre them on to conroversy. - Shakesp. Two curs shall tame each other; pride alone Must tar the mastiffs on, as 'twere the bone. Shak. 4 RA NTULA. n.s. [Italian; tarentule, Fr.] An insect whose bite is only cured by musick. This word, lover, did no less pierce poor Pyrosles, than the right tune of musick toucheth him hat is sick of the tarantula. Sidney. He that uses the word tarantula, without having any idea of what it stands for, means nothing at all by it. Locke. A R DATION. m. s. stardo, Lat.] The act of hindering or delaying. A R DIG R A Dous. adj. [tardigradus, Lat.]

Moving slowly. It is but a slow and tardigradous animal, preying , upon advantage, and otherwise may be escaped. - Brown. A'RDILY. adv. [from tardy..] Slowly; sluggishly. He was indeed the glass, Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves; Speaking thick, which nature made his blemish, Because the accents of the valiant ; For those that could speak slow and tardily, 'Would turn their own perfection to abuse, To seem like him. Shakesp. Henry IV. 'A'RDIN Ess. n.s.. [from tardy..] Slowness; sluggishness; unwillingness to

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*... Slow; not swift. Nor should their age by years be told, ... Whose souls more swift than motion climb, And check the tardy flight of time. Sandys's Par. !. Sluggish; unwilling to action or motion. Behold that navy which a while before . Provok'd the tardy English close to fight, Now draw their beaten vessels close to shore, * As larksiie dar'd to shun the hobbies flight. Dryd. o When certain to o'ercome, inclin'd to save, " Tardy to vengeance, and with mercy brave. Prior. 3. Dilatory; late; tedious. . . You shall have letters from me to my son In your behalf, to meet you on the way : * Be not ta'en tardy by unwise delay.Shuk. Rich. III. o Death he as oft accus'd Of tardy execution, since denounc'd * The day of his offence. Milton's Paradise Lost. . ...The tardu plants in our cold orchards plac'd, Reserve their fruit for the next age's taste : There a small grain in some few months will be A firm, a lofty, and a spacious tree. Waller. f Tardy of aid, unseal thy heavy eyes, Awake, and with the dawning ão arise. Dryden.

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You may freely censure him for being tardu in his payments. Arbuthnot. 4. Unwary. A low word. Yield, scoundrel base, quoth she, or die, Thy life is mine, and liberty: But if thou think'st 1 took thee tardy, And dar'st presume to be so hardy To try thy fortúne o'er a fresh, I'll wave my title to thy flesh. Hudibras. 5. Criminal; offending. A low word. If they take then tardy, they endeavour to humble them by way of reprisal : those slips and mismanagements are usually ridiculed. Collier an Pride. To TARDY. v. a. [tarder, Fr. from the

adjective.] To delay; to hinder. I chose Camillo for the minister, to poison My friend Polixenes; which had been done, But that the good mind of Camillo tardied My swift command. Shakesp. Winter's Tale. TARE. m. s. steeren, Dut. to consume. Skinner.] A weed that grows among corn. Through hatred of tares, the corn in the field of God is plucked up. Hooker. The liberal contributions such teachers met with, served to invite more labourers, where their seed-time was their harvest; and by sowing tares they reaped gold. Decay of Piety. Mly country neighhours begin not to think of being in general, which is being abstracted from all its inferior species, before they come to think of the fly in their sheep, or the tares in their corn. Locke.

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pon less in circumference than a shield. Glancing on his helmet made a large And open gash therein, were not his targe That broke the violence. Spenser. I took all their seven points in my target. Shak. Henceforward will 1 bear Upon my target three fair shining suns. Shak. H. IV. The arms she useth most is the target, to shroud herself under, and fence away the blow. Howel's England's Tears. Those leaves They gather'd, broad as Amazorian targe. Milton. The Greeks the gates approach'd, their targets cast Qver their heads, some scaling-ladders plac'd Against the walls. Derham. TARGETI’ER. m. s. [from target.] One armed with a target. For horsemen and for targetiers none could with him compare. Chapman.

TARGUM. n. s. [..DY)"n.] A paraphrase on the pentateuch in the Chaldee language. TA'RIFF. n. s. [perhaps a Spanish word; tarif, Fr.] A cartel of commerce. This branch of our trade was regulated by a

tariff, or declaration of the duties of import and export. ddison.

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Let him pray for resolution, that he may discover nothing that may discredit the cause, tarnish

the glory, and weaken the example of the suffering, Collier.

Low waves the rooted forest, vex'd, and sheds What of its tarnish'd honours yet remain. Thomson, To TARN is H. v. n. To lose brightness. If a fine object should tarnish by having a great many see it, or the musick should run mostly into one man's ears, these satisfactions would be made inclosure. Collier of Envy. TARPA'w LING. m. s. [from tar.]

2. Hempen cloth smeared with tar. Some the gall'd ropes with dauby marling bind, Or searcloth masts with strong tarpawling coats. - - Dryden. 2. A sailor, in contempt. Was any thing wanting to the extravagance of this age, but the making a living tarpawlin and a swabber the hero of a tragedy? Dennis. TA'RRAGON. n. s. A plant called herbdragon. TARRIANCE. m. s. [from tarry..] Stay; delay; perhaps sojourn. Dispatch me hence; Come, answer not; but do it presently, I am impatient of my tarriance. Shakesp TARRIER. m. s. [This should be written terrier, from terre, Fr. the earth.] 1. A sort of small dog, that hunts the fox or otter out of his hole. The fox is earthed; but I shall send my tw tarriers after him. . Dryden. 2. One that tarries or stays. To TARRY. v. n. [targir, Fr.] 1. To stay; to continue in a place. Tarry I here, I but attend on death; But fly l hence, I fly away from life. Shakesp. I yet am tender, young, and full of fear, And dare not die, but fain would tarry hero. ... Dryden. 2. To delay; to be long in coming. Thou art my deliverer, make no tarrying, O God Psalms. Who hath woe and redness of eyes? they that tarru long at the wine. Proverbs, xxiii. 30. 3. To wait; to expect attending. Tarry ye here for us until we come again. - Erodus, xxiv. 14. To TA RRY. v. a. To wait for. I will go drink with you, but I cannot tarry dinner. Shakesp TA'Rs EL. m. s. A kind of hawk. Hist! Romeo, hist O for a falc'her's voice, To lure this tarsel gentle back again Shakesp. A falconer Henry is, when Emma hawks; With her of tarsels and of lures he talks. Prior. TA'RSUS. m. s. [répae.; tarse, Fr.] The space betwixt the lower end of the focil bones of the leg, and the beginning of the five long bones that are joined with, and bear up, the toes; it comprises seven bones, and the three oss a cuneiformia. Dict. An obscure motion, where the conjunction is called synanthrosis; as, in joining the tarsus to the metatarsus. Wiseman. TART. adj. [tearc, Sax. taertig, Dut.] 1. Sour; acid; acidulated; sharp of taste. 2. Sharp; keen ; severe. Why so tart a favour To trumpet such good tidings 2 Shakesp. When his humours grew tart, as being now in the lees of favour, they brake forth into certain sudden recesses. Wotton. TART. n. s. starte, Fr. tarta, Ital, taart, Dan.] A small pie of fruit. Figures, with divers coloured earths, under the windows of the house on that side near which the garden stands, be but toys; you may see as good sights in tarts. Bacon's TARTANE. m. s. startana, Ital. tartane, Fr.] A vessel much used in the Medi

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tartar of the rhenish wine. Quincy. The fermented juice of grapes is partly turned into liquid drops or lees, and partly into that crust or dry feculency that is commonly, called, tartar; and this tartar may by the fire be divided into five differing substances, four of which are not acid, and the other not so manifestly acid as the tartar itself. Boule. TARTA'REAN. adj. [tartarus, Lat.] Hellish. His throne mix’d with tartarean sulphur. Milton. TARTA'RROUs. adj. [from tartar.] 1. Consisting of tartar. In fruits, the tartareous parts of the sap are thrown upon the fibres designed for the stone, and the oily upon the seed within it. Grew's Cosmolog. 2. Hellish. The spirit of God downward purg'd The black tartareous cold infernal dregs, Adverse to life To TARTARI'ze. v. a. [from tartar.] impregnate with tartar. TARTA Rous. adj. [from tartar ] Containing tartar; consisting of tartar. TA'RTLY. adv. [from tart.] 1. Sharply; sourly; with acidity. 2. Sharply; with poignancy; with severity. Seneca, an ingenious and sententious writer, was by Caligula tartly called arena sine calce, sand without lime. Walker. 3. With sourness of aspect. How tartly that gentleman looks —He is of a very melancholy disposition. Shakesp. TA'RTN Ess. n. s. [from tart.] 1. Sharpness; sourness; acidity. Of these sweets put in three gallons, more or less into an hogshead, as the tartness of your cyder requires. - Mortimer. 2. Sourness of temper; poignancy of language. They cannot be too sweet for the king's tartness. Shakesp. TASK. m. s. [tasche, Fr. tassa, Ital.] 1. Something to be done imposed by

another. Relieves me from my task of servile toil Daily in the common prison else enjoin'd me. Milt. 2. Employment; business. His mental powers were equal to greater tasks. Atterbury. No happier task these faded eyes pursue, To read and weep is all they now can do. Pope. 3. To take to task. To reprove; to

reprimand. holy man took a soldier to task upon the subject of his profession. L'Estrange. He discovered some remains of his nature when he met with a football, for which Sir Roger took him to task. Addison.

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TA'ss EL. m. s. [tasse, Fr. tassellus, low
Lat.] An ornamental bunch of silk or
glittering substances.
Then took the squire an horn of bugle small,

Which hung adown his side in twisted gold
And tassels gay. Spenser.

Their heads are tricked with tassels and flowers. TA'ss EL.

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a small quantity. Bold deed to taste it, under ban to touch. Milton. 3. To essay first. Roscetes was seldom permitted to eat any other meat but such as the prince before tasted of. Knolles. Thou and I marching before our troops, May taste fate to them, mow them out a passage. Dryden. 4. To obtain pleasure from. So shalt thou be despis'd, fair maid, When by the sated lover tasted; What first he did with tears invade, Shall afterwards with scorn be wasted. Carew. 5 To feel; to have perception of. He should taste death for every man. Heb. ii. 9. 6. To relish intellectually; to approve. Thou, Adam, wilt taste no pleasure. Milton, To TASTE. v. n. 1. To try by the mouth ; to eat. Of this tree we may not taste nor touch. Milton. 2. To have a smack; to produce on the

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or character. Ev'ry idle, nice, and wanton reason Shall, to the king, taste of this action. 5. To try the relish of any thing. The body's life with meats and air is fed, Therefore the soul doth use the tas:ing poor In veins, which, through the tougue at: spread, Distinguish ev'ry relish sweet and sour. 6. To have perception of. Cowards die many times before their dero The valiant never taste of death but otice. So The tasting of death touched the right- A and there was a destruction of the multithe wilderness. Wa

7. To take to be enjoyed. What hither brought us : not hope here tar Of pleasure. M. o. Of nature's bounty men forbore to taste, And the best portion of the earth lay waste. Iso 8. To enjoy sparingly. This fiery game your active youth maintNot yet by years extinguish'd, though restor: You season still with sports your serious been For age but tastes of pleasures, youth o - a


TASTE. v. a. [from the verb.]

1. The act of tasting ; gustation. Best of fruits, whose taste gave elocution Mir2. The sense by which the relish of r thing on the palate is perceived. Bees delight more in one flower than artand therefore have taste. con's Ma: to Delicacies of taste, sight, smell. *† = The tardy plants in our cold orchards place. Reserve their fruit for the next age's taste. He-> 3. Sensibility; perception. I have almost forgot the taste of fears: The time has been, my senses would have coTo hear a night-shriek. Shakesp. Mor Musick in the close, As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last. Shakesp. Richird. 4. That sensation which all things take into the mouth give particularly to: tongue, the papillae of which are to

principal instruments hereof. Quinn Manna was like co.iander seed, white: the taste of it was like wafers made with he ey. Erodus, twis. Though there be a great variety of tastes, or as in smells, they have only some few so. names. 5. Intellectual relish or discernment. Seeing they pretend no quarrel at other ps: which are in like manner appointed to be de ready, why do these so much offeud and dispos their tastes? HoSion's songs to all true tastes excelling, Where God is prais'd aright. M have no taste Of popular applause. Dryden's Spanish Fre As he had no taste of true glory, we see to equipped like an Hercules, with a club and a so skin. 45 to This metaphor would not have been so seen had there not been a conformity between to mental taste and that sensitive taste which give a a relish of every flavour. Aisa. Your way of life, in my taste, will be the best for How ill a taste for wit and sense prevails inworld ! wo. Pleasure results from a sense to distern, s: , taste to be affected with, beauty. Seeds &mHowever contradictory it may be in geo, it is true in taste, that many little things wif : make a great one. Rosa 6. An essay ; a trial ; an experime: Not in use. I hope, for my brother's justification, he are this as an essay or taste of my virtue. so


A small portion given as a specimen. They thought it not safe to resolve, till they had taste of the people's inclination. Bacon's H. VII. Besides the prayers mentioned, I shall give only aste of some few recommended to devout persons the manuals and offices. Stillingfleet. st Ed. adj. [from taste.] Having a

articular relish. Coleworts prosper exceedingly, and are better sted, if watered with saltwater. Bacon's Nat Hist. sor EFUL. adj. [taste and full.] High olished; savoury. Musick of sighs thou shalt not hear, or drink one f. tasteful tear Cowley. ot tasteful herbs that in these gardens rise, *hich the kind soil with milky sap supplies, --- in ove. Pope 'stELEss. adj. [from taste.] Having no power of perceiving taste. Having no relish or power of stimulatag the palate; insipid. * By depurating chemical oils, and reducing them an elementary simplicity, they could never be ade tasteless. - - Boyle. Having no power of giving pleasure; nsipid. *The understanding cannot, by its natural light, iscover spiritual truths; and the corruption of sur will and affections renders them tasteless and sipid to us. Rogers's Sermons. If by his manner of writing a critick is heavy *nd tasteless, I throw aside his criticisms. - Addison's Spectator. Having no intellectual gust. 'stfless Ness. n. s. [from tasteless.] Insipidity; want of relish. Want of perception of taste. Want of intellectual relish. 'st ER. m. s. stafleur, Fr. from taste.]

One who takes the first essay of food. - Fair hope our earlier heav'n' by thee foung time is taster to eternity. Crashaw. ! Says the fly, Are not all places open to me? \m not I the taster to princes in all their enter|ainments? L'Estrange. Thy tutor be thy taster, ere thou eat; There's poison in thy drink, and in thy meat. Dry. Apicius, here, the taster of the town, Feeds twice a-week, to settle their renown. Young. A dram cup. Ainsworth. , TATTER. v. a. scoraeman, Sax.] To tear : to rend; to make ragged. Tattered is perhaps more properly an adjective. Through tatter'd cloaths small vices do appear: Robes and furr'd gowns hide all. Shak. King Lear. An apothecary late I noted In tatter'd weeds, with overwhelming brows, Culling of simples. Shakesp. Romeo and Juliet. Where wav'd the tatter'd ensigns of Ragfair, A yawning ruin hangs. Pope. Little tyrants rag’d, Tore from cold wintry limbs the tatter'd weed. - Thompson Here Satan vanish’d—He had fresh commands, And knew his pupil was in able hands; And now, the treasure found, and matron's store, Sought other objects than the tatter'd poor. Harte. Atter. m. s. [from the Voj A rag; a fluttering rag. This fable holds, from him that sits upon the throne, to the poor devil that has scarce a tatter. L’Estrange. 'Atter DEMA'Lion. m. s. statter, and I know not what..] A ragged fellow. As a poor fellow was trudging in a bitter cold morning with never a rag, a spark that was warm clad called to this tatterdemalion, how he could endure this weather ? L’Estrange. o TATTLE. v. n. [tateren, Dutch..] To prate; to talk idly; to use many words with little meaning

He stands on terms of honourable mind, Ne will be carried with every common wind Qf court's inconstant mutability, Ne after every tattling fable fly. S The one is too like an image, and says nothing; and the other too like my lady's eldest son, evermore tattling. Shakesp. . Excuse it by the tattling quality of age, which is always narrative. den. The world is forward enough to tattle of them. Locke. The French language is extremely proper to tattle in ; it is made up of so much repetition and compliment. ddison. TA'ttle. n. s. [from the verb.] Prate; idle chat; trifling talk. They ask'd her, how she lik'd the play 2

Then told the tattle of the day. Swift's Miscel.
Such tattle often entertains
My lord and me as far as Stains. Swift.

A young academick shall dwell upon trade and politicks in a dictatorial stile, while at the same time persons well skilled in those different subjects hear the impertinent tattle with a just contempt. - Watts on the Mind. TATTLER, n. s. [from tattle..] An idle talker; a prater. Going from house to house, tattlers, busy bodies, which aie the canker and rust of idleness, as idleness is the rust of time, are reproved by the apostle. Taulor. TAtto'o. n.s. (from tapotez tous, Fr.] The beat of drum by which soldiers are

warned to their quarters. All those whose hearts are loose and low, Start if they hear but the tatto. Prior.

TA'verN. n.s.. [taverne, Fr. taberna, Lat.] A house where wine is sold, and

drinkers are entertained.

Enquire at London, 'mong the taverns there;

For there they say he daily doth frequent, With unrestrained loose companions.Shak. Rich.II. You shall be called to no more payments; fear no more tavern bills, which are often the sadness of parting, as the procuing of mirth. Shak. Cumb o reform the vices of this town, all taverns and alehouses should be obliged to dismiss their company by twelve at night, and no woman suffered to enter any tavern or alehouse. Swift. TA'v ERNER. n.s. [From tavern, TA've RN KEEPER. man, or keep ; taTA've RNMAN. bernarius, Lat. tavernier, Fr.] One who keeps a tavern. After local names, the most in number have been derived from occupations; as tailor, archer, taverner. - Camden TAUGHT. Preterite and part, pass, of

All thy children shall be taught of the Lord
Isaiah, liv.13.
How hast thousatisfy'd me, taught to live. Milt,

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He, by vile hands to common use debas'd, Shall send them flowing round his drunken feast, with sacrilegious taunt and impious jest. Prior. TA'UNTER, n.s.. [from taunt.] One who

taunts, reproaches, or insults.

TAUNTINGLY. adv. [from taunting.]
With insult; scoffingly; with contume-
ly and exprobation.
It tauntingly replied
To th’ discontented members, th’ mutinous parts,
That envied his receipt. Shakesp. Coriolanus.
The wanton goddess view'd the warlike maid
From head to foot, and tauntingly she said. Prior.

TAURIco'RNous, adj. staurus, and cornu, Lat.] Having horns like a bull. Their descriptions must be relative, or the tauricornous picture of the one the same with the other. Brown. TAutological. adj. [tautologique, Fr. from tautology.] Repeating the same thing. TAuto'Logist. n.s.. [from tautology.] One who repeats tediously. TAUTOLOGY.. n.s. [ravroxsysz; rair, and xào.; tautologie, Fr.] Repetition of the same words, or of the same sense

in different words. All science is not tautology; the last ages have shewn us, what antiquity never saw, in a dream. Glanville's Scepsis. Saint Andre's feet ne'er kept more equal time, Not ev'n the feet of thy own Psyche's rhime: Though they in numbers as in sense excel, So just, so like tautology, they fell. Dryden. very paper addressed to our beautiful incerdiaries hath been filled with different considerations, that enemies may not accuse me of tautology. Addison's Freeholder. To TAw. v. a. [touwen, Dut. capian, Sax.] To dress white leather, commonly called alum leather, in contradistinction from tan leather, that which is dressed with bark.

TAw. m. s. A marble to play with.
Trembling I’ve seen thee
Mix with the children as they play’d at taw;
Nor fear the marbles as they bounding flew,
Marbles to them, but rolling rocks to you. Swift.

TAwdriNess. n.s.. [from tawdry.] Tinsel finery; finery ostentatious without elegance. A clumsy beau makes his ungracefulness appear the more ungraceful by his tawdriness of dress. Clarissa. TAwdry. adj. [from Stawdrey, Saint Awdrey, or Saint Etheldred, as the things bought at Saint Etheldred's fair. Henshaw, Skinner.] Meanly shewy ; splendid without cost; fine without grace; shewy without elegance. It is used both of things, and of persons

wearing them. Bind your fillets fast, And gird in your waste, For more fineness, with a tawdrie lace. Spenser's Pastorals, He has a kind of coxcomb upon his crown, and a few tawdry feathers. 'Estrange. Old Romulus, and father Mars, look down! Your herdsman primitive, your homely clown: Is turn’d a beau in a loose tawdry gown. Dry. Juv. He rails from morning to night at essenced fops and tawdru courtiers. Addison's Spectator. Hereyes were wan and eager, her dress thin and tawdry, her mien genteel and childish. Addis.Spec. TA'wdry. m. s. A slight ornament. Not the smallest Leck, But with white pebbles makes her tawdries for her neck. Drayton.

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Eurus his body must be drawn the colour of the tawny Moor, upon his head a red sun. Peacham. The tawny lion pawing to get free. Milton.

Whilst they make the river Senaga to bound the Moors, so that on the south side they are black, on the other only tawny, they seem not to derive it from the sun. - Brown. Where 's the worth that sets this people up Above your own Numidia's tawny sons: Adai. Cato. TAx. m. s. [tásg, Welsh; taxe, Fr. tare, Dut.] 1. An impost; a tribute imposed; an excise; a tallage. He, says Horace, being the son of a tar gatherer or collector, smells every where of the meanness of his birth. Dryden. With wars and taxes others waste their own, And houses burn, and houshold gods deface,

To drink in bowls which glittering genus enchase. Dryden.

The tar upon tillage was two shillings in the pound in arable land, and four in plantations : this tar was often levied in kind upon corn, and called decumae or tithes. Arbuthnot.

2. [Taro, Lat.) Charge; censure.

He could not without grief of heart, and without some tax upon himself and his ministers for the not executing the laws, look upon the bold licence of some pamphlets. Clarendon.

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Tarnot divine disposal: wisest men Have err'd, and by bad women been deceiv'd. Mil, They cannot tar others omissions towards them without a tacit reproach of their own. Dec of Piety. He taled not Homer nor Virgil for interesting their gods in the wars of Troy and Italy; neither "...i. have tared Milton for his choice of a supernatural argument. ryden. K. virtues I have commended as freely as I have tailed their crimes. Dryden. He call'd him back aloud, and tar'd his fear ; And sure enough he heard, but durst not hear. Dry. Like some rich and mighty murderer, Too great for prison, which he breaks with gold, Who fresher for new mischief does appear, And dates the world to tar him with the | Drud. If this be chance, it is extraordinary ; and I dare not call it more, for fear of being tared with superstition. den. If he taxes both of long delay, My guilt is less, who sooner came away. Dryden. #. salutation cannot be tared with flattery. since it was directed to a prince, of whom it had been happy for Rome if he had never been horn, or if he had never died. ddison.

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Nor will you encourage the common tea table talk. Spectator.

Green leaves of tea contain a narcotick juice, which exudes by roasting: this is performed with great care before it is exposed to sale.

Arbuthnot on Aliments.

A living tea pot stands; one arm held out,

Oue bent; the handle this, and that the spout.

- Pope. The mistress of the tea shop may give half an ounce. Swift

The fear of being thought pedants hath taken many young divines off from their severer studies, which they have exchanged for plays, in order to qualify them for tea tables. Swift. When you sweep, never stay to pick up tea spoons. §. To TEACH. v. a. pret. and part. pass. taught, sometimes teached, which is now obsolete. [zaecan, Sax.]

1. To instruct; to inform, as a master,

correlative to learn. I am too sudden bold : To teach a teacher ill beseemeth me. Shakesp. The Lord will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths. Isaiah, ii. 3. They teach all nations what of him they learn'd. Milton.

2. To deliver any doctrine or art, or words to be learned. Moses wrote this song, and taught it. Deut. xxxi. 22. In vain they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandinents of men. Matt. xv. 9. Teach us by what means to shun Th’ inclement seasons. Milton.

3. To show; to exhibit so as to impress

upon the mind. e is a good divine that follows his own instructions; I can easier teach twenty what were #|| to be done, than to be one of the twenty to ollow my own teaching. so. If some men teach wicked things, it must be that others should practise them. South's Sermons.

4. To tell; to give intelligence.

Huswives are teached, instead of a clocke, How winter night passeth by crowing of “; usser.

To TEAch. v. n. To perform the office of

1. The act of loading with taxes; impost;' an instructor.

I have labour'd, And with no little study, that my teaching And the strong course of my authority, Might go one way. . The heads judge for reward, the priests:hire, and the prophets divine for money. *lie Hi TE'AchABLE. adj. [from teach] Doc

susceptive of instruction. 'Tis sufficient that matters of faith and to be propounded in such a way, as to reno highly gredible, so as an honest and teczkomay willingly and safely assent to ther, so cording to the rules of prudence be just so doing. lso We ought to bring our minds free, unts, and teachable, to learn our religion from to of God. soTEACHABLEN Ess. n.s.. [from teach: Docility; willingness to learn; to city to learn. TEACHER. m. s. [from teach.] 1. One who teaches; an instructor; so ceptor. Nature is no sufficient teacher what we to do that may attain unto life everlasting. Her --- I went into the temple, there to hear The teachers of our law, and to propose What might improve my knowledge or their - Mo. These were notions born with us; such is a were taught without the help of a teacher. - - South's Serow Imperious, with a teacher's air, Boastful he claims a right to wisdom's chi.

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For the choice of a governor more sufficient a teachers in all the churches assembled themselo Rio . Our lecture men, and some others, who cise people stile powerful teachers, do seldom nour it. so Wolves shall succeed for teachers. lso He may teach his diocese who ceases to be soto preach to it; he may do it by appointing to ers, and by a vigilant exacting from them to struction of their flocks. So TEAD, or TEDE, n. s. starda, Lat] . torch; a flambeau. Not in use. A bushy tead a groom did light, And sacred lamp in secret chamber hide. So Hymen is awake. And long since ready from his mask to move. With his bright tead that flames with many still yos TEAGUE. m. s. A name of contemptus. for an Irishman.

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