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Pronunciation : Tang
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. tang seaweed, Sw. tång, Icel. þang. Cf. Tangle.] (Bot.)
Definition : Defn: A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus). Dr. Prior. Tang sparrow (Zoöl.), the rock pipit. [Prov. Eng.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tang
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Probably fr. OD. tanger sharp, tart, literally, pinching; akin to E. tongs. *59. See Tong.]
Definition : 1. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask.

2. Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang. Such proceedings had a strong tang of tyranny. Fuller. A cant of philosophism, and a tang of party politics. Jeffrey.

3. Etym: [Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. tangi a projecting point; akin to E. tongs. See Tongs.]

Defn: A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position. Specifically: -- (a) The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle. (b) The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock. (c) The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened. (d) The tongue of a buckle. [Prov. Eng.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tang
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Of imitative origin. Cf. Twang. This word has become confused with tang tatse, flavor.]
Definition : Defn: A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tang
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring. Let thy tongue tang arguments of state. Shak. To tang bees, to cause a swarm of bees to settle, by beating metal to make a din.

t. [imp. & p. p. Tanged; p. pr. & vb. n. Tanging.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tang
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To make a ringing sound; to ring. Let thy tongue tang arguments of state. Shak.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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