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tailor

TA'ILOR, n. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments.

TA'ILOR, v.i. To practice making men's clothes.




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TA'ILOR, n. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments.

TA'ILOR, v.i. To practice making men's clothes.


TAIL-OR, n. [Fr. tailleur; from tailler, to cut, It. tagliare, Ir. tallam.]

One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments.


TAIL-OR, v.i.

To practice making men's clothes. Green.


Tai"lor
  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.

  2. To practice making men's clothes] to follow the business of a tailor.

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

  3. The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring.

    (b)
  4. The goldfish.

    [Prov. Eng.]

    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 (O. coronatus), which has the top of the head golden yellow and the back and wings pale olive-green.

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Tailor

TA'ILOR, noun One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments.

TA'ILOR, verb intransitive To practice making men's clothes.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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cock

COCK, n.

1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls, which having no appropriate or distinctive name, are called dunghill fowls or barn-door fowls.

2. A weather-cock; a vane in shape of a cock. [It is usually called a weather-cock.]

3. A spout; an instrument to draw out or discharge liquor from a cask, vat or pipe; so named from its projection.

4. The projecting corner of a hat.

5. A small conical pile of hay, so shaped for shedding rain; called in England a cop. When hay is dry and rolled together for carting, the heaps are not generally called cocks, at least not in New England. A large conical pile is called a stack.

6. The style or gnomon of a dial.

7. The needle of a balance.

8. The piece which covers the balance in a clock or watch.

9. The notch of an arrow.

10. The part of a musket or other fire arm, to which a flint is attached, and which, being impelled by a spring, strikes fire, and opens the pan at the same time.

11. A small boat. It is now called a cock-boat, which is tautology, as cock itself is a bot.

12. A leader; a chief man.

Sir Andrew is the cock of the club.

13. Cock-crowing; the time when cocks crow in the morning.

Cock a hoop, or cock on the hoop, a phrase denoting triumph; triumphant; exulting.

Cock and a bull, a phrase denoting tedious trifling stories.

COCK, v.t.

1. To set erect; to turn up; as, to cock the nose or ears.

2. To set the brim of a hat so as to make sharp corners or points; or to set up with an air of pertness.

3. To make up hay in small conical piles.

4. To set or draw back the cock of a gun, in order to fire.

COCK, v.i.

1. To hold up the head; to strut; to look big, pert, or menacing.

2. To train or use fighting cocks.

3. To cocker.

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