Indurated talc, an impure, slaty talc, with a nearly compact texture, and greater hardness than common talc; — called also talc slate.

(Tal*cose" Talc"ous) a. [Cf. F. talqueux.] (Min.) Of or pertaining to talc; composed of, or resembling, talc.

Take-in to Tallage

(Take"-in`) n. Imposition; fraud. [Colloq.]

(Tak"en) p. p. of Take.

(Take"-off`) n. An imitation, especially in the way of caricature.

(Tak"er) n. One who takes or receives; one who catches or apprehends.

(Take"-up`) n. (Mach.) That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.

(Tak"ing) a.

1. Apt to take; alluring; attracting.

Subtile in making his temptations most taking.

2. Infectious; contageous. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

Tak"ing*ly, adv.Tak"ing*ness, n.

(Tak"ing), n.

1. The act of gaining possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension.

2. Agitation; excitement; distress of mind. [Colloq.]

What a taking was he in, when your husband asked who was in the basket!

3. Malign influence; infection. [Obs.] Shak.

(Tak"ing-off`) n. Removal; murder. See To take off (c), under Take, v. t.

The deep damnation of his taking-off.

(Tal"a*poin) n. (Zoöl.) A small African monkey (Cercopithecus, or Miopithecus, talapoin) — called also melarhine.

(||Ta*la"ri*a) n. pl. [L., from talaris pertaining to the ankles, fr. talus ankle.] (Class. Myth.) Small wings or winged shoes represented as fastened to the ankles, — chiefly used as an attribute of Mercury.

(Tal"bot) n. A sort of dog, noted for quick scent and eager pursuit of game. [Obs.] Wase

The figure of a dog is borne in the arms of the Talbot family, whence, perhaps, the name.

(Tal"bo*type) n. (Photog.) Same as Calotype.

(Talc) n. [F. talc; cf. Sp. & It. talco, LL. talcus; all fr. Ar. talq.] (Min.) A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, usually occurring in foliated masses. It is hydrous silicate of magnesia. Steatite, or soapstone, is a compact granular variety.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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