Dictionary: TAL'LOW-FAC-ED – TAM'BOR

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Having a sickly complexion; pale. Burton.


The act, practice or art of causing animals to gather tallow; or the property in animals of forming tallow internally; a term in agriculture. Cyc.


  1. Greasing with tallow.
  2. Causing to gather tallow; a term in agriculture.


Having the properties or nature of tallow.


Greasy; having the qualities of tallow.

TALL'Y, adv.

Stoutly; with spirit. [Obs.] Beaum.

TAL'LY, n. [Fr. tailler, Port. talhar, Sp. tallar, to cut. See Tail.]

  1. A piece of wood on which notches or scores are cut, as the marks of number. In purchasing and selling, it is 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 are received as evidence of courts of justice. In the English exchequer are 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. Cyc.
  2. One thing made to suit another. They were framed the tallies for each other. Dryden.

TAL'LY, v.i.

To be fitted; to suit; to correspond. I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with the channel. Addison.

TAL'LY, v.t.

  1. To score with correspondent notches; to fit; to suit; to make to correspond. They are not so well tallied to the present juncture. Pope.
  2. In seamanship, to pull aft the sheets or lower corners of the main and fore-sail.

TAL'LY-ING, ppr.

  1. Fitting to each other; making to correspond.
  2. Agreeing; corresponding.
  3. Hauling aft the corners of the main and fore-sail. Mar. Dict.

TAL'LY-MAN, n. [tally and man.]

  1. One who sells for weekly payment. Dict.
  2. One who keeps the tally, or marks the sticks.

TAL'MUD, n. [Ch. from למד lamad, to teach.]

The body of the Hebrew laws, traditions and explanations; or the book that contains them. The Talmud contains the laws, and a compilation of expositions of duties imposed on the people, either in Scripture, by tradition, or by authority of their doctors, or by custom. It consists of two parts, the Mischna, and the Gemara; the former being the written law, and the latter a collection of traditions and comments of Jewish doctors. Encyc.


Pertaining to the Talmud; contained in the Talmud; as, Talmudic fables. Enfield.


One versed in the Talmud.


Pertaining to the Talmud; resembling the Talmud.

TAL'ON, n. [Fr. and Sp. talon, the heel, that is, a shoot or protuberance. See Tall.]

  1. The claw of a fowl. Bacon.
  2. In architecture, a kind of molding, concave at the bottom, and convex at the top. When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon. It is usually called by workmen an ogee, or O G, and by authors an upright or inverted cymatium. Cyc.

TA'LUS, n. [L. talus, the ankle.]

  1. In anatomy, the astragalus, or that bone of the foot which is articulated to the leg.
  2. In architecture, a slope; the inclination of any work.
  3. In fortification, the slope of a work, as a bastion, rampart or parapet. Cyc.
  4. In geology, a sloping heap of broken rocks and stones, at the foot of any cliff.

TA'MA-BLE, a. [from tame.]

That may be tamed; capable of being reclaimed from wildness or savage ferociousness; that may be subdued.


The quality of being tamable.


A small monkey of South America with large ears; the great eared monkey, (Simia Midas.) Cyc.

TAM'A-RIND, n. [Sp. tamarindo; Port. plur. tamarindos; It. tamarino, tamarindi; Fr. tamarin; said to be a compound of תמר, the palm-tree, and indus or ind, the root of India.]

A tree, a native of the East Indies, and of Arabia and Egypt. It is cultivated in both the Indies for the sake of its shade and for its cooling, grateful acid fruit, the pulp of which, mixed with boiled sugar, is imported into northern countries. The stem of the tree is lofty, large, and crowned with wide spreading branches; the flowers are in simple clusters, terminating the short lateral branches. Cyc.

TAM'A-RINDS, n. [plur.]

The preserved seedpods of the tamarind, which abound with an acid pulp. Cyc.


A tree or shrub of the genus Tamarix, of several species. Cyc.


A mixture of gold and copper, which the people value more highly than gold itself. Cyc.

TAM'BOR, n. [Sp. and Port. tambor, a drum; It. tamburo. The m is probably casual. See Tabor.]

  1. A small drum, used by the Biscayans as an accompaniment to the flageolet. Cyc.
  2. In architecture, a term applied to the Corinthian and Composite capitals, which bear some resemblance to a drum. It is also called the vase, and campana, or the bell.
  3. A little box of timber work covered with a ceiling, within the porches of certain churches.
  4. A round course of stones, several of which form the shaft of a pillar, not so high as a diameter.
  5. In the arts, a species of embroidery, wrought on a kind of cushion or spherical body, which is properly the tambor, and so named from its resemblance to a drum.