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TACITLY. adv. (from facit.] Silently;

She to her tackle fell, without oral expression.

And on the knight let fall a peal
While they are exposing another's weak Of blows so fierce, and press'd so home,

That he retir'd. :

Hudibra! nesses, they are tacitly aiming at their own commendations.


Being at work without catching any thing, he Indulgence to the vices of men can never be

'resolved to take up his tackle and be gone. tacitly implied, since they are plainly forbidden

L'Estrenzey in scripturc.

Rogers. 3. (tacokel, a rope, Dutch.] The ropes of TACITU'RNITY. n. s. (taciturnité, Fr.

á ship: in a looser serise, all the instru. taciturnitas, Latin.] Habitual silence.

ments of sailing.

After at sea a tall ship did appear,
The secretest of natures

Made all of heben and white ivory,
Have not more gift in taciturnity. Sbeispeare.

The sails of gold, of silk the tackle were, Some women have some taciturnity, Some nunneries some grains of chasiity. Dorne.

Mild was the wind, calm seem'd the sea to be.

Sfcaser Too great loquacity, and too great eociturnity,

At the helm by fits.


A seeming mermaid steers; the silken tackles To Tacx. 2. 2. (tacber, Breton.)

Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands 3. To fasten to any thing. It has now a

That yarely frame the office. Sbstspeare sense approaching to contempt.

Thou hast a grim appearance, and thy face

Bears a command in 't; tho' thy tackle's torn, of what supreme almighty pow'r

Thou shew'st a noble vessel. Is thy great arm, which spans the east and west,

Shakspeare, And tacks the centre to the sphere! Herbert.

A stately ship True freedom you have well defin'd:

With all her bravery oris and tackle trim,

Sails fill'd, and streamers waving, But living as you list, and to your mind,

Courted by all the winds that hold them play. And loosely tack'd, all must be left behind.

Milton. Dry.len.

As for tackle, the Baotians invented the car; The symmetry of clothes fancy appropriates to

Dædalus, and his son Icarus, the masts and sails. the wearer, tacking them to the body as if they

Hryles. belonged to it.


Ere yet the tempest roars, Frame so as to be covered with the hair-cloth, or a blanket tacked about the edges. Mortimer.

Stand to your jardlo, mates, and stretch your

Dryden. They serve every turn that siialt be demand

If he drew the figure of a ship, there was not ed, in hopes of getting soine commendam taided to their sees, to the great discouragement of tbe

a rope among the tackle that escaped him. inferiot clergy. Sxvift.

Specteter. 2. To join ; to unite ; to stitch together. TA’CKLED. adj. [from tackle.] Made of

There's but a shirt and an half in all my com ropes tacked together. pany; and the half shirt is two napkins' tacked

My man shall together, and thrown over the shoulders like a Bring thee cords, inade like a tackki stair, herald's coat without sleeves. Sbakspeare. Which to the high top-gallant of nay joy

I tacked two plays together for the pleasure of Must be my convoy in the secret night. variety. Dryden.

Sbakspeare TO TACK. v. n. (probably from tacite.] TACKLING. n. s. [from tackle.] To turn a ship.

1. Furniture of the mast. This verseriam they construe to be the com

They wondered at their ships and their tactpass, which is better interpreted the rope chat

lings. iarns the ship; as we say, makes it tack about.

Taikling, as sails and cordage, must be foreBroan. seen, and laid up in store.

Bares Seeing Holland fall into closer measures with

Red sheets of lighuning o'er the seas are spread; us and Sweden, upon the triple alliance, they

Our fairling yield, and wrecks at last succeed. have tacked some points nearer France. Temple. On either side they nimbly tack,

2. Instruments of action; as, fisbing tacto Both strive to intercept and guide the wind. ling, kitchen tackling


I will furnish him with a rod, if you will for They give me signs

nish him with the rest of the tackling, and make To tackabout, and steer another way. Allison. him a fisier. TACK. n. s. (from the verb.]

TA'CTICAL. adj. [amazos, Trolia; tarI. A small nail,

TA'ETICK. ) iique, French.) Relating 2. The act of turning ships at sel.

to the art of ranging a battle. Ar each tack our little fleet grows less, TA’LTICKS. n. s. [="s!ıx] The art of And, like maim'd fowl, swim layging on the

ranging men in the field of battle. main.


When Tully had read the tacticks, he wa 3. To hold TACK. To last ; to hold out. thinking on the bar, which was his field of battle. Tack is still retained in Scotland, and

Drzden, denotes hold, or persevering cohesion. TA'Caut. adj. (tactile, French ; tactilida Mareilmas becfe doch beer good tacke,

tactum, Latin.) Susceptible of touch. When countrey folke do dainties Jacke. Tusser.

At this proud yielding word If this ewig be made of wood

She on the scene her tactile sweets presented. That will hold lack, I 'll make the fur

Bedestent. Fly 'bout the cars of that old cur. Hudibras.

We have iron, sounds, light, figuration, tatile TACKLE. n. s. (tacel, Welsh, an arrow.] qualities; some of a more active, some of a more I. An arrow.

passive nature.

Hals The tačil smote, and in it went. Chaucer. TACTI’LITY. 1. s. (from tactile.] Per2. Weapons; instruments of action. ceptibility by the touch.


Ta'ction. 7. s. (taction, French ; tactio, bind; the continuation of the vertebra Latin.) The act of touching.

of the back hanging loose behind. TA'DPOLE. n. s. (tad, toad, and pola, a Oft have I seen a hot o'erweening cur young one, Saxon.] A young shapeless

Run back and bite, because he was withheld,

Who, having suffer'd with the bear's fell paw, frog or toad, consisting only of a body

Hash clapt his tail betwixt his legs, and cry'd. and a tail ; a porwigle.

Sbakspeare. I'll broach the tadpole on my rapier's point. This sees the cub, and does himself oppose,

Sbakspeare. And men and boats bis active tail confounds. Poor Tom eats the coad and the tadpole.

Waller. Shekspeare:

The lion will not kick, but will strike such a The result is not a perfect frog, but a tadpole, stroke with his tail, that will break the back of without any feet, and having a long tail to swim his encounterer.

More. with.

Ray. Rouz'd by the lash of his own stubborn tail, A black and round substance began to dilate, Our lion now will foreign foes assail. Dryden. and after a while the head, the eyes, the tail to The tail fin is half a foot high, but underneath be discernable, and at last become what the an level with the tail.

Grow. cients called gyrinus, we a porwigle or tadpole. 2. The lower part.


The Lord shall make thee the head, and not TA'en. The poetical contraction of taken. the tail; and thou shalt be above, and not beTA'FFETA. n. so staffetas, French ; taffe


Deuteronomy. tar, Spanish.) A thin silk.

3. Any thing hanging long; a catkin. All hail, the richest beauties on the earth!

Duretus writes a great praise of the distilled --Beautie no richer than rich taffata. Staks.

water of those tails that hang upon willow trees. Never will I trust to speeches penn'd;

Harvey. Tuffate phrases, silken terms precise,

4. The hinder part of any thing. Three-pil'd hyperboles.


With the helm chey turn and steer the tail. Some chink that a considerable diversity of

Butler. colours argues an equal diversity of nature; but s. To turn Tail. To fly; to run away. I am not of their mind, for not to mention the Would she turn tail to the heron, and fly quite changeable taffety, whose colours the philoso out another way; but all was to return in a phers call not real, but apparent. Boyle. higher picch.

Sidney. Tag. n. s. [tag, Islandick, the point of a

To Tall. v. n. To pull by the tail. lace.]

The conquering foe they soon assail'd,

First Trulla stay'd, and Cerdon taild. 1. A point of metal put to the end of a

Hudibras. string.

TA'ILED. adj. [from tail.] Furnished with 2. Any thing paltry and mean.

If tag and rag be admitted, learned and un Snouted and tailed like a boar, footed like a learned, it is the fault of some, not of the law.


Grew. Whitgift. T 'ILLAGE. 11. s. (tailler, French.) Will you hence Before the tag retuin, whose rage doth rend

Taillage originally signifies a piece cut out of Like interrupted waters?


the whole ; and, metaphorically, a share of a

man's substance paid by way of tribute. In The tag-rag people did not clap him and hiss

law, it signifies a toll or tax.

Cowell, him.

Shakspeare. He invited tag, rag, and bob-tail, to the wed- TAILLE. n. s. ding.


Taille, the fee which is opposite to fee-simple,

because it is so minced or pared, that it is not 3. A young sheep.

in his free power to be disposed of who owns To Tåg. v. a. (from the noun.]

it ; but is, by the first giver, cut or divided from 1. To fit any thing with an end, or point

all other, and tied to the issue of the donee.

This limitation, or taille, is either general or of metal ; as, to tag a lace.

special. Taille general is that whereby lands or 2. To fit one thing with another, appended.

tenements are limited to a man, and to the heirs His courteous host

of his body begotten; and the reason of this Tags every sentence with some fawning word,

term is, because how many soever women the Sucha as my king, my prince, at least my lord.

tenant, holding by this title, shall take to his Dryden.

wives, one after another, in lawful matrimony, 'Tis tagg'd with rhyme, like Berecynthian his issue by the all have a possibility to inherit Atys,

one after the other. Taille special is that The mid-part chimes with art, which never

whereby lands or tenements be limited unto a Dryden.

man and his wife, and the heirs of their two 3. The word is here improperly used. bodies begotten.

Cowell, Compell’d by you to tag in rhimes

TAI'LOR. n. s. (tailleur, from tailler, The common slanders of the times. Swift.

French, to cut.] One whose business is 4. To join. This is properly to tack. to make clothes.

Resistance, and the succession of the house of I'll entertain a score or two of tailors, Hanover, the whig writers perpecually tag to To study fashions to adorn my body. Sboks, gether.

Szvift. Here's an English tailor come for stealing out TAGTAIL. n. s. (tag and tail.] A worm of a French hose : come, tailor, you may roast which has the tail of another colour. your goose.

Sbakspeare. They feed on tug worms and lugges. Carew.

The knight came to the tailor's, to take mea

Camden. There are other worms; as the marsh and

sure of his gown. tagtail.

Walton, The world is come now to that pass, that the Tail. n. s. (ræg!, Saxon.]

tailor and shoemaker may cut out what religion they please.

Howei, 1. That which terminates the animal be.

It was prettily said by Seneca, that friendship

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should not be unrirt, but unstitcht, though No humours gross, or frowsy steams, somewhat in the phrase of a tailor. Collier. Could from her taintless body flow, Swift

In Covent-Garden did a tailor dwell, TA'INTURE. n. s. (tinctura, Latin ; teinThat sure a place deserv'd in his own hell.


ture, French.] Taint; tinge; defile

ment. TO TAINT. v. a. (teindre, French.]

See here the tainture of thy nest, 1. To imbue or impregnate with any And look thyself be faultless. Sbakspeares thing

TO TAKE. v. a. preterit took ; part. pass. The spaniel, struck

taken, sometimes took. (taka, Islandick; Stiff by the tainted gale, with open nose Draws full upon the laten: prey.


ey tek, I take; ey took, I took.] 2. To stain; to sully.

1. To receive what is offered : correlative We come not by the way of accusation

to give ; opposed to refuse. To taint that honour every good tongue blesses.

Then took I the cup at the Lord's hand, and Sbakspeare.

made all the nations to drink. Jeremias. Sirens taint

Be thou advis'd, thy black design forsake; The minds of all men, whom they can acquaint

Death, or this counsel, from Lucippus take. With their attractions.

They the truth

An honest man may take a knave's advice, With superstitions and traditions taint. Milton. But idiots only may be cozen'd twice. Dryden. Those pure immortal elements

Madam, were I as you I'd take her counsel. Eject him tainted now, and purge him off

Philips . As a distemper.

Milton. Distress'd myself, like you, confin'd I live, 3. To infect; to poison ; to disease.

And therefore can compassion take and give. Nothing taints sound lungs sooner than in

Dryden. spiring the breath of consumptive lungs,

2. To seize what is not given. Harvey.

In fetters one the barking porter ty’d, Salts in fumes contract the vesicles, and per

And took him trembling from his sovereign's side. haps the tainted air may affect the lungs by its

Dryden. heat.

Arbuthnot. 3. To receive. With wholesome herbage mixt, the direful No man shall take the nether or the upper milbane

stone to pledge.

Deuteronos. Of vegetable venom taints the plain. Pope. 4. To receive with good or ill will. 4. To corrupt.

For, what we know must be,
A sweet-bread you found it tainted or fly-blown. Why should we, in our peevish opposition,

Take it to heart?

The yellow iinging plague

I will frown as they pass by, and let them take Internal vision taints. Thomson. it as they list.

Sbakspeare, 5. A corrupt contraction of attaint.

La you! if you speak ill of the devil, how he

takes it at heart ! TO TAINT. v. ». To be infected ; to be


Damasco, without any more ado, yielded unto touched with something corrupting. the Turks; which the bassa took in so good part,

Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane that he would not sufier his soldiers to enter it. I cannot taint with fear. Sbakspeare.

Kacles. TAINT. n. so [teinte, French; from the The king being in a rage, took it grievously verb.)

that he was mocked.

2 Maccabees. 1. A tincture ; a stain.

The queen, hearing of a declination of mo

narchy, took it so ill as she would never after 2. An insect.

hear of the other's suit.

Barot There is found in the summer a spider called

A following hath ever been a tling civil, and a taint, of a red colour, and so little that ten of

well taken in monarchies, so it be without too the largest will hardly.outweigh a grain.

much popularity.

Bacomo Brown.

The diminution of the power of the nobility As killing as the canker to the rose,

they took very heavily.

Clarendoni, Or taint worm to the weaning herds that graze. l'hime you will not expect from me things

Milton. demonstrated with certainty; but will take it well 3. Infection ; corruption; depravation. that I should offer at a 'new thing. Her offence

If I have been a little pilfering, I take it bitMust be of such unnatural degree,

terly of thee to tell me of it.

Dryden. That monsters it; or your forevouch'd affection The sole advice I could give him in conscience, Fall'n into taint.


would be that which he would take ill, and nou My hellhounds shall lick up the draff and follow.

Stuift. filth,

5. To lay hold on; to catch by surprise or Which man's polluting sin with taint hath shed

artifice. On what was pure.


Who will believe a man that hath no house, A father that breeds his son at home can keep him better from the taint of servants than

and lodgeth wheresoever the night taketh him? abroad.


They silenced those who opposed them, by But is no rank, no station, no degree, From this contagious taint of sorrow free?

traducing them abroad, or taking advantage against them in the house.

Clarendan. Prior.

Wise men are overborn when taken at a dise 4. A spot; a soil; a blemish.

advantage. Now I

Men in their loose unguarded hours they Unspeak mine own detraction; here abjure

take, The taints and blames I laid upon myself. Not that themselves are wise, but others weak. Sbakspeare.

Popes TA'INTLESS. adj. (from taint.] Free from 6. To snatch ; to seize. infection; pure.

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vidence, and take up any occasion to lead me to 17. To get ; to procure. its contemplation.


Striking stones, they took fire out of them. 7. To make prisoner.

2 Maccabees. Appoint a meeting with this old fat fellow,' 18. To turn to; to practise. " Where we may take him, and disgrace him for If any of the family be distressed, order is it.

Sbakspeare. taken for their relief: if any be subject to viće, King Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta’en. or take ill courses, they are reproved. Bacon,

Shakspeare. This man was taken of the Jews, and should 19. To close in with ; to comply with. have been killed.


Old as I am, I take thee at thy word, They entering with wonderful celerity on And will to-morrow thank thee with my sword. every side, slew and took three hundred janiza

Dryden, ries.


She to her country's use resign'd your sword, 8. To captivate with pleasure; to delight;

And you, kind lover, took her at her word. Dryd.
I take thee at thy word.

Rowe, to engage.

More than history can pattern, though devis'd 20. To form ; to fix. And play'd to take spectators. Slakspears.

Resolutions taken upon full debate were sela

dom -prosecuted with equal resolution. Clarend. To hear the story of your life, which must Take the ear strangely.


21. To catch in the hand; to seize. Let her not take thee with her eyelids.

He put forth a hand, and took me by a lock of

Ezckich, Proverbs. Taken by Perkin's amiable behaviour, he enter,

I took not arms till urg'd by self-defence. tained him as became the person of Richard.

Dryden. duke of York.


22. To admit; to suffer. Their song was partial, but the harmony,

Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command; Suspended hell, and took with ravishment

Now take the mould; now hend thy mind to feel The thronging audience.

Milton. The first sharp motions of the forming wheel. If I renounce virtue, though naked, then I do

Drydeno it yet more when she is thus beautified on pur 23. To perform any action. pose to allure the eye, and take the heart.

Peradventure we shall prevail against him,

Decay of Piety. and take our revenge on him. Feremiah. This beauty shines through some men's ac Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark, and took tions, sets off all that they do, and takes all they hold of it, for the oxen shook it. 2 Samuel.

Locke. Taking my leave of them, I went into Macea Cleombrotus was so taken with this prospect,


2 Corinthians. that he had no patience.

Wake. Before I proceed, I would take some breath. 9. To entrap; to catch in a snare.

Bacon. Take us the foxes, thạt spoil the vines, Cant.

His wind he never took whilst the cup was at

his mouth, but observed the rule of drinking 10. To understand in any particular sense with one breath.

Hakowill. or manner.

A long sigh he drew, The words are more properly taken for the And, his voice failing, took his last adieu. Diryd. air or æther than the heavens. Raleigh.

The Sabine Clausus came, You take me right, Eupolis ; for there is no And from afar at Dryops took his aim. Dryden. possibility of an holy war.

Bacon. Her lovers names in order to run o'er, I take it, and iron brass, called white brass, hath The girl took breath full thirty times and more. some mixture of tin to help the lustre. Bacon.

Dryden. Why, now you take me ; these are rites

Heighten'd revenge he should have took ; That grace love's days, and crown his nights: He should have burnt bis tutor's book. Prior. These are the motions I would see.

The husband's affairs made it necessary for Ben Jonson.

him to take a voyage to Naples. Spectator. Give them one simple idea, and see that they

I took a walk in Lincoln's Inn garden. Tatler. tske it right, and perfectly comprehend it. Locke. The Carthaginian took his seat, and Pompey

Charity, taken in its largest extent, is nothing entered with great dignity in his own person. else but the sincere love of God and our neigh

Tatler, bour.

Wüke. I am possessed of power and credit, can graII. To exacta

tify my favourites, and take vengeance on my Take no usury of him or increase. Leviticus.



24. To receive into the mind. 12. To get; to have ; to appropriate.

When they saw the boldness of Peter and And the king of Sodom said unto Abram,

John, they took knowledge of them that they Give me the persons and take the goods to thy

had been with Jesus.

Acts. self.


It appeared in his face, that he took great cona 13. To use; to employ.

tentment in this our question.

Bacon. This man always takts time, and ponders

Doctor More, in his Ethicks, reckons this things maturely before he passes his judgment.

particular inclination, to take a prejudice against Watts.

a man for his looks, among the smaller vices in 14. To blast ; to infect.

morality, and names it a prosopolepsia. Spectat. Strike her young bones,

A student should never satisfy hinseli with You taking airs, with lámeness! Sbakspeare. bare attendance on lectures, unless he clearly 15. To judge in favour of; to adopt. takes up the sense.

W'atts. The nicest eye could no distinction make,

25. To go into. Where lay the advantage, or what side to take. When news were brought that the French


king besieged Constance, he posted to the sea16. To admit any thing bad from without. coast to take ship.

Comdia. I ought to have a care

Tygers and lions are not apt to take the water. To keep my wounds froin waking air. Hudibras,


on me.

36. To go along; to follow; to pursue. the pipe, the artery will not beat below the The joyful short-liv'd news, soon spread ligature; vet do but take it off, and it will beat around,


Ray. Took the same train.


Lovers Aung themselves from the top of the Observiog still the motions of their fight, precipice into the sea, where they were someWhat course they took, what happy signs they times taken up alive.

Addison shew.

Dryden. 36. To separate. 37. To swallow ; to receive.

A multitude, how great soever, brings not a Consider the insatisfaction of several bodies, man any nearer to the end of the inexhaustible and of their appetite to take in others. Bacon. stock of number, where still there remains as Turkeys take down stones, having found in

much to be added as if none were taken out. the gizzard of one no less than seven hundred.

Locke. Brown. The living fabrick now in pieces take, 28. To swallow as a medicine.

Of every part due observation make; Tell an ignoramus in place to his face that he

All which such art discovers. Blackmore. has a wit above all the world, and, as fulsome a


To admit. dose as you give him, he shall readily take it

Let not a widow be taken into the number down, and admit che commendation, though he

under threescore.

1 Tizotty. cannot believe the thing.


Though so much of heaven appears in my Upon this assurance he took physick. Locke.

make, 29. lo choose one of more.

The foulest impressions I easily take. Swift. Take to thee from among the cherubim

38. To pursue ; to go in. Thy choice of Aaming warriors.


He alone Either but one man, or all men are kings :

To find where Adam shelter'd took his way. take which you please, it dissolves the bonds of

Milten. government.


To the port she takes her way, 30. To copy:

And stands ripon the margin of the sea. Dryden. Our phænis queen was pourtray'd too so

Where injur'd Nisus takes his airy course. bright,


Give me leave to seize my destin'd prey, Beauty alone could beauty take so right. Dryd.

And let eternal justice take the way. 31. To convey ; to carry ; to transport.


It was her fortune once to take her way Carry sir John Falstaff to the Fleet,

Along the sandy margin of the sea. Dryden. Take all his company along with him. Sbaksp.

He sat him down in a street; for no man took 39. To receive any temper or disposition them into his house to lodging. Judges. of mind. 32. To fasten on; to seize.

They shall not take shame.

Micabe Wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him ; Thou hast scourged me, and hast takea pity and he foameth. Mark.

Tobit. No temptation hath taken you, but such as is They take delight in approaching to God. common to man. 1 Corintbians.

Isaiab. When the frost and rain have taken them, Take a good heart, O Jerusalem. Barub. they grow dangerous.


Men die in desire of some things which they At first they warm, then scorch, and then take to heart.

Bacon they take,

Few are so wicked as to take delight Now with long necks from side to side they

In crimes unprofitable.

Dryden. feed;

Children, kept out of ill company, take a pride At length grown strong their mother fire for to behave theinselyes prettily, perceiving them. sake,

selves esteemed.

Locła. And a new colony of fames succeed. Drydenl. 40. To endure; to bear.

No beast will eat sour grass till the frcoi hath I can be as quie: as any body with those that taken it.

Mortimer. are quarrelsonie, and be as troublesome as ale In burning of stubb'e, take care to plow the other when I meet with those that will take it. land up round the field, that the fire may not take the hedges.

Mortimer. Won't you then take a jest? Spectator 23. Not to refuse ; to accept.

He met with such a reception as those only Take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer,

deserve who are content to take it. Saviji. he shall be surely put to death. Nuniors. 41. To draw ; to drive, Thou tak'st thy mother's word too iar, said The firm belief of a future judgment is the he,

most forcible mocive to a good life, because And hast usurp'd thy boasted pedigree. Draden.

taken from this consideration of the most lasting He that should demand of him how higetting happiness and misery.

Tilietson. a child gives the father absolute power over hin, 42. l'oliap; to jump over. will find him answer nothing: we are to take his That hand which had the strength, ev'a at word for this.

Locke. Who will not receive clipped money whilst he To cudgel you, and make you take the hatch. sees the great receipt of the exchequer admits it,

Sbakspeare. and the bank ind geldsiniths will take it of him? 43. To assume.


Fit you to the custom, .54. To adopt.

And tabe e'ye, as your predecessors have, I will take you to ina for a people, and I will Your honour with your form. Sbalspeor. be to you i God.

Exodus. I take liberty to say, that these propositions 35. To change with respect to place. are so far from having an universal assent, that

When he depar: cd, he tooč out two pence, to a gleat part of mankind they are not known. and gave them to the host.

Luke. He put his hand into his boscr; and when 44. To allow; to admit. he took it out, it was lerrous.

Exclus Take not any term, howsoever authorized by If you s'it the artery, thrust a fire into it, and the language of the schools, to stand for any cast á strait ligiture upon that part containing thing will you have an idea of it.

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