Tackled to Tail
(Tac"kled) a. Made of ropes tacked together.
My man shall be with thee,Shak.
And bring thee cords made like a tackled stair.
(Tac"kling), n. (Naut.)
1. Furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc.
2. Instruments of action; as, fishing tackling. Walton.
3. The straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he draws a carriage, or the like; harness.
(Tacks"man) n.; pl. Tacksmen (Scots Law) One who holds a tack or lease from another; a
tenant, or lessee. Sir W. Scott.
The tacksmen, who formed what may be called the "peerage" of the little community, must be the captains.Macaulay.
(Tack"y) a. [Cf. Techy, Tack a spot.] Sticky; adhesive; raw; said of paint, varnish, etc., when
not well dried. [U. S.]
(Ta*con"ic) a. (Geol.) Designating, or pertaining to, the series of rocks forming the Taconic
mountains in Western New England. They were once supposed to be older than the Cambrian, but later
proved to belong to the Lower Silurian and Cambrian.
(Tact) n. [L. tactus a touching, touch, fr. tangere, tactum, to touch: cf. F. tact. See Tangent.]
1. The sense of touch; feeling.
Did you suppose that I could not make myself sensible to tact as well as sight?Southey.
Now, sight is a very refined tact.J. Le Conte.
2. (Mus.) The stroke in beating time.
3. Sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty; nice perception or discernment; ready power of appreciating
and doing what is required by circumstances.
He had formed plans not inferior in grandeur and boldness to those of Richelieu, and had carried them
into effect with a tact and wariness worthy of Mazarin.Macaulay.
A tact which surpassed the tact of her sex as much as the tact of her sex surpassed the tact of ours.Macaulay.
(Tac"ta*ble) a. Capable of being touched; tangible. [R.] "They [women] being created to be
both tractable and tactable." Massinger.
(Tac"tic Tac"tic*al) a. tactics.]> Of or pertaining to the art of military and naval tactics. Tac"tic*al*ly,
(Tac"tic) n. See Tactics.
(Tac*ti"cian) n. [Cf. F. tacticien.] One versed in tactics; hence, a skillful maneuverer; an adroit
(Tac"tics) n. [Gr. pl., and (sc. sing., fr. fit for ordering or arranging, fr. to put in order, to arrange: cf.