Tailage to Take
(Tail"age) n. (O. Eng. Law) See Tallage.
1. (Arch.) One of the joists which rest one end on the wall and the other on a girder; also, the space
between a wall and the nearest girder of a floor. Cf. Case-bay.
2. The part of a canal lock below the lower gates.
(Tail"block`) n. (Naut.) A block with a tail. See Tail, 9.
(Tail"board`) n. The board at the rear end of a cart or wagon, which can be removed or let
down, for convenience in loading or unloading.
(Tailed) a. Having a tail; having (such) a tail or (so many) tails; chiefly used in composition; as,
bobtailed, longtailed, etc.
Snouted and tailed like a boar.Grew.
1. (Arch.) The part of a projecting stone or brick inserted in a wall. Gwilt.
2. (Surg.) Same as Tail, n., 8 (a).
3. Sexual intercourse. [Obs.] Chaucer.
4. pl. The lighter parts of grain separated from the seed threshing and winnowing; chaff.
5. pl. (Mining) The refuse part of stamped ore, thrown behind the tail of the buddle or washing apparatus.
It is dressed over again to secure whatever metal may exist in it. Called also tails. Pryce.
(Taille) n. [F. See Tally, Tailor.]
1. A tally; an account scored on a piece of wood. [Obs.]
Whether that he paid or took by taille.Chaucer.
2. (O. F. Law) Any imposition levied by the king, or any other lord, upon his subjects.
The taille, as it still subsists in France, may serve as an example of those ancient tallages. It was a tax
upon the profits of the farmer, which they estimate by the stock that he has upon the farm.A. Smith.
3. (Mus.) The French name for the tenor voice or part; also, for the tenor viol or viola.
(Tail"less) a. Having no tail. H. Spencer.
(Tail"lie) n. (Scots Law) Same as Tailzie.
(Tai"lor) n. [OF. tailleor, F. tailleur, fr. OF. taillier, F. tailler to cut, fr. L. talea a rod, stick, a
cutting, layer for planting. Cf. Detail, Entail, Retail, Tally, n.]
1. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments; also, one who cuts out and makes
ladies' outer garments.
Well said, good woman's tailor . . . I would thou wert a man's tailor.Shak.