(Tar"ot) n. [F.; cf. It. tarocco.] A game of cards; called also taroc. Hoyle.
(Tar"pan) n. [From the native name.] (Zoöl.) A wild horse found in the region of the Caspian
(Tar*pau"lin) n. [Tar + palling a covering, pall to cover. See Pall a covering.]
1. A piece of canvas covered with tar or a waterproof composition, used for covering the hatches of a
ship, hammocks, boats, etc.
2. A hat made of, or covered with, painted or tarred cloth, worn by sailors and others.
3. Hence, a sailor; a seaman; a tar.
To a landsman, these tarpaulins, as they were called, seemed a strange and half-savage race.Macaulay.
(Tar"pon) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Tarpum.
(Tar"pum) n. (Zoöl.) A very large marine fish (Megapolis Atlanticus) of the Southern United
States and the West Indies. It often becomes six or more feet in length, and has large silvery scales.
The scales are a staple article of trade, and are used in fancywork. Called also tarpon, sabalo, savanilla,
silverfish, and jewfish.
(Tar"quin*ish) a. Like a Tarquin, a king of ancient Rome; proud; haughty; overbearing.
(Tar"race) n. See Trass. [Obs.]
(Tar"ra*gon) n. [Sp. taragona, Ar. tarkhn; perhaps fr. Gr. a dragon, or L. draco; cf. L. dracunculus
tarragon. Cf. Dragon.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Artemisa much used in France for flavoring vinegar.
(Tar"ras) n. See Trass. [Obs.]
(Tarre) v. t. [OE. tarien, terien, to irritate, provoke, AS. tergan to pull, pluck, torment; probably
akin to E. tear, v.t. &radic63. Cf. Tarry, v.] To set on, as a dog; to incite. [Obs.] Shak.
(Tar"ri*ance) n. The act or time of tarrying; delay; lateness. [Archaic] Shak.
And after two days' tarriance there, returned.Tennyson.
(Tar"ri*er) n. One who, or that which, tarries.
(Tar"ri*er), n. (Zoöl.) A kind of dig; a terrier. [Obs.]
(Tar"rock) n. [Greenland tattarock.] (Zoöl.) (a) The young of the kittiwake gull before the first
molt. (b) The common guillemot. [Prov. Eng.] (c) The common tern.
(Tar"ry) a. [From Tar, n.] Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar.
(Tar"ry) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tarried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tarrying.] [OE. tarien to irritate (see Tarre); but
with a change of sense probably due to confusion with OE. targen to delay, OF. targier, fr. (assumed)
LL. tardicare, fr. L. tardare to make slow, to tarry, fr. tardus slow. Cf. Tardy.]
1. To stay or remain behind; to wait.
Tarry ye for us, until we come again.Ex. xxiv. 14.