Salt-water tailor(Zoöl.), the bluefish. [Local, U. S.] Bartlett.Tailor bird(Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of small Asiatic and East Indian singing birds belonging to Orthotomus, Prinia, and allied genera. They are noted for the skill with which they sew leaves together to form nests. The common Indian species are O. longicauda, which has the back, scapulars, and upper tail coverts yellowish green, and the under parts white; and the golden-headed tailor bird which has the top of the head golden yellow and the back and wings pale olive-green.

(Tai"lor), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tailored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tailoring.] To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a tailor.

These tailoring artists for our lays
Invent cramped rules.
M. Green.

(Tai"lor*ess), n. A female tailor.

(Tai"lor*ing), adv. The business or the work of a tailor or a tailoress.

(Tail"piece`) n.

1. A piece at the end; an appendage.

2. (Arch.) One of the timbers which tail into a header, in floor framing. See Illust. of Header.

3. (Print.) An ornament placed at the bottom of a short page to fill up the space, or at the end of a book. Savage.

4. A piece of ebony or other material attached to the lower end of a violin or similar instrument, to which the strings are fastened.

(Tail"pin") n. (Mach.) The center in the spindle of a turning lathe.

(Tail"race`) n.

1. See Race, n., 6.

2. (Mining) The channel in which tailings, suspended in water, are conducted away.

(Tail"stock`) n. The sliding block or support, in a lathe, which carries the dead spindle, or adjustable center. The headstock supports the live spindle.

(Tail"-wa`ter) n. Water in a tailrace.

(Tail"zie) n. [F. tailler to cut. See Tail a limitation.] (Scots Law) An entailment or deed whereby the legal course of succession is cut off, and an arbitrary one substituted. [Written also tailzee.]

(Tain) n. [OE. tein, teyne; cf. Icel. teinn a twig, akin to AS. tan, Goth. tains.] Thin tin plate; also, tin foil for mirrors. Knight.

(Taint) n. [Cf. F. atteinte a blow, bit, stroke. See Attaint.]

1. A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect. [Obs.]

This taint he followed with his sword drawn from a silver sheath.

2. (Zoöl.) (a) The mattowacca; — called also tailor herring. (b) The silversides.

3. (Zoöl.) The goldfish. [Prov. Eng.]

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