Tamping iron, an iron rod for beating down the earthy substance in tamping for blasting.

(Tam"pi*on) n. [F. tampon, tapon, tape, of Dutch or German origin. See Tap a pipe or plug, and cf. Tamp, Tampop, Tompion.] [Written also tampeon, and tompion.]

1. A wooden stopper, or plug, as for a cannon or other piece of ordnance, when not in use.

2. (Mus.) A plug for upper end of an organ pipe.

(Tam"poe) n. (Bot.) The edible fruit of an East Indian tree (Baccaurea Malayana) of the Spurge family. It somewhat resembles an apple.

(Tam"pon) n. [F. See Tampion.] (Surg.) A plug introduced into a natural or artificial cavity of the body in order to arrest hemorrhage, or for the application of medicine.

(Tam"pon), v. t. (Surg.) To plug with a tampon.

(Tam"poon) n. [See Tampion.] The stopper of a barrel; a bung.

(Tam"-tam`) n. [Hind.; of imitative origin.] (Mus.) (a) A kind of drum used in the East Indies and other Oriental countries; — called also tom- tom. (b) A gong. See Gong, n., 1.

(Ta"mul) a. & n. Tamil.

(Tan) n. [Chin.] See Picul.

(Tan), n. [F. tan, perhaps fr. Armor. tann an oak, oak bar; or of Teutonic origin; cf. G. tanne a fir, OHG. tanna a fir, oak, MHG. tan a forest. Cf. Tawny.]

1. The bark of the oak, and some other trees, bruised and broken by a mill, for tanning hides; — so called both before and after it has been used. Called also tan bark.

2. A yellowish-brown color, like that of tan.

3. A brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun; as, hands covered with tan.

Tan bed(Hort.), a bed made of tan; a bark bed.Tan pickle, the liquor used in tanning leather. Tan spud, a spud used in stripping bark for tan from trees.Tan stove. See Bark stove, under Bark.Tan vat, a vat in which hides are steeped in liquor with tan.

(Tan), a. Of the color of tan; yellowish- brown.

Black and tan. See under Black, a.

Tamperer to Tant

(Tam"per*er) n. One who tampers; one who deals unfairly.

Tampico fiber
(Tam*pi"co fi"ber or fi"bre) . A tough vegetable fiber used as a substitute for bristles in making brushes. The piassava and the ixtle are both used under this name.

(Tamp"ing) n.

1. The act of one who tamps; specifically, the act of filling up a hole in a rock, or the branch of a mine, for the purpose of blasting the rock or exploding the mine.

2. The material used in tamping. See Tamp, v. t., 1.

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