Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: tabernacle – taleless
tabernacle (-s), n. [Fr. < L. 'tent, booth, shed'.] (webplay: habitation, worship).
Tent; shelter; temporary dwelling; [fig.] body; shell; [Biblical] shrine; holy place of worship; ornate canopied structure (see 2 Samuel 7:6).
table (-s, -'s), n. [OE < L. tabula, flat board, plank, board to play on, writing tablet, list, account, painting, votive tablet, flat piece of ground.] (webplay: die, God, spread).
Board; plank; article of furniture; flat horizontal panel held up by supports; place for sharing meals, work, conversation, or ornaments; [fig.] altar; place of holy communion; (see Ezekiel 41:22).
tableau, n. [Fr. tableaux, target for a spear; see table, n.]
Panorama; landscape; view; living picture; detailed description; [fig.] stage; drama; theater.
tactic (-s), n. [L < Gr. 'art of arrangement or tactics'.] (webplay: art).
Strategy; maneuver; procedure; plan; scheme; way to achieve a desired end; [fig.] syntax; grammar; verbal expression.
tail, n. [OE.]
Posterior appendage; movable slender extremity at the end of the spine; animal body part at the end of the back above the hind legs.
tailor, n. [ME < Anglo Norman taillour, one who cuts.] (webplay: clothes).
Sartor; sewer; maker of garments; one who shapes and stitches material into clothes.
taint (-s), n. [OFr < L. tinctus, dyed, stained.] (webplay: infection).
Spot; hint; stain; mark of dishonor; blemish on reputation.
take (-en, -s, -th, -ing, took), v. [OE tacan, grasp, grip, seize, lay hold of.] (webplay: frost, hand, hold, liberty, Lord, mind, surprise).
- Pack; transport; convey; tote; carry with; bring along.
- Grab; pick up.
- Accept; receive.
- Remove; strip; snatch; extract.
- Dispatch; cause to die; transport away by death; bring through the veil of mortality.
- Speak; say; pronounce.
- Seize; capture.
- Confiscate; appropriate from an opponent in battle.
- Lift; raise; elevate; [fig.] cradle.
- Adopt; affirm; espouse; postulate; mentally claim.
- Use; apply; employ; implement; utilize.
- Eat; consume; partake of; break into bite-sized pieces.
- Diminish; deactivate; temporarily disrupt.
- Choose; select; include; admit; allow to enter in.
- Make; perform; attempt; essay; try.
- Assume; move into; transfer into; live within.
- Feed on; prey upon; [fig.] destroy; obliterate; demolish; ruin; annihilate.
- Expend; involve; require; delay; occur during; come to pass in.
- Understand; consider; think of.
- Achieve; accomplish.
- Secure; feel; sense; procure; obtain.
- Move; shake; stir; stimulate; [fig.] make music with.
- Handle; experience; bear; withstand; endure.
- Earn; deserve; merit.
- Have; receive; be in the attitude of.
- Clasp; hold.
- Ascertain; determine; calculate; specify; find out.
- Make time for.
- Gather; harvest.
- Alternate; exchange; go back and forth in.
- Believe; trust.
- Appear to have; become similar to.
- Inherit; go into.
- Catch; achieve; succeed in having.
- Translate; transfer; [fig.] call; beckon.
- Lead; guide; transport.
- Recant; abjure; forswear; retract; withdraw the error of.
- Require; necessitate; need.
- Go; wend; progress; pass on.
- Phrase: “Take a backward look”: remember; reminisce; glance again; resume a past pattern; review the past; return to a former scene.
- Phrase. “Take/took up”: gather; collect; assemble; pack; bundle to carry.
- Phrase. “Take care”: watch out; be reverent; have respect.
- Phrase. “Take away”: steal; pilfer; abscond with; deprive of.
- Phrase. “Take my chance with”: gamble on; decide to deal with; accept the possible outcome of.
- Phrase. “Take … by surprise”: startle; do the unexpected; act in a way not anticipated.
tale, n. [OE talu.] (webplay: secret, story).
- Scripture; sermon; Bible passage; teaching of the Lord in the New Testament; (see Matthew 7:7-8); [fig.] fable; fiction; fabrication.
- Story; account; anecdote; narrative; chronicle.
- Myth; fable; recitation; report; history; legend.
taleless, adj. [see tale, n.]
Uneventful; anonymous; unheralded; not noted.