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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tang  \Tang\  (t[aum]ng),  n.  [Chin.  T'ang.] 
  A  dynasty  in  Chinese  history,  from  a.  d.  618  to  905, 
  distinguished  by  the  founding  of  the  Imperial  Academy  (the 
  Hanlin),  by  the  invention  of  printing,  and  as  marking  a 
  golden  age  of  literature. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tang  \Tang\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  ringing  sound;  to  ring. 
 
  Let  thy  tongue  tang  arguments  of  state.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tang  \Tang\,  n.  [Probably  fr  OD  tanger  sharp,  tart,  literally, 
  pinching;  akin  to  E.  tongs.  [root]59.  See  {Tong}.] 
  1.  A  strong  or  offensive  taste;  especially,  a  taste  of 
  something  extraneous  to  the  thing  itself  as  wine  or 
  cider  has  a  tang  of  the  cask. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  A  sharp,  specific  flavor  or  tinge.  Cf  {Tang}  a 
  twang. 
 
  Such  proceedings  had  a  strong  tang  of  tyranny. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  A  cant  of  philosophism,  and  a  tang  of  party 
  politics.  --Jeffrey. 
 
  3.  [Probably  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Icel.  tangi  a  projecting 
  point;  akin  to  E.  tongs.  See  {Tongs}.]  A  projecting  part 
  of  an  object  by  means  of  which  it  is  secured  to  a  handle, 
  or  to  some  other  part  anything  resembling  a  tongue  in 
  form  or  position.  Specifically: 
  a  The  part  of  a  knife,  fork,  file,  or  other  small 
  instrument,  which  is  inserted  into  the  handle. 
  b  The  projecting  part  of  the  breech  of  a  musket  barrel, 
  by  which  the  barrel  is  secured  to  the  stock. 
  c  The  part  of  a  sword  blade  to  which  the  handle  is 
  fastened. 
  d  The  tongue  of  a  buckle.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tang  \Tang\,  n.  [Of  imitative  origin.  Cf  {Twang}.  This  word  has 
  become  confused  with  tang  tatse,  flavor.] 
  A  sharp,  twanging  sound;  an  unpleasant  tone;  a  twang. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tang  \Tang\  (t[a^]ng),  n.  [Of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Dan.  tang 
  seaweed,  Sw  t[*a]ng,  Icel.  [thorn]ang.  Cf  {Tangle}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  coarse  blackish  seaweed  ({Fuscus  nodosus}).  --Dr.  Prior. 
 
  {Tang  sparrow}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  rock  pipit.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tang  \Tang\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tanged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tanging}.] 
  To  cause  to  ring  or  sound  loudly;  to  ring. 
 
  Let  thy  tongue  tang  arguments  of  state.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  tang  bees},  to  cause  a  swarm  of  bees  to  settle,  by 
  beating  metal  to  make  a  din. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tang 
  n  1:  a  tart  spiciness  [syn:  {nip},  {piquance},  {piquancy},  {tanginess}, 
  {zest}] 
  2:  the  taste  experience  when  a  savoury  condiment  is  taken  into 
  the  mouth  [syn:  {relish},  {flavor},  {flavour},  {sapidity}, 
  {savor},  {savour},  {smack}] 
  3:  common  black  rockweed  used  in  preparing  kelp  and  as  manure 
  [syn:  {bladderwrack},  {black  rockweed},  {bladder  fucus},  {Fucus 
  vesiculosus}] 
  4:  brown  algae  seaweed  with  serrated  edges  [syn:  {serrated 
  wrack},  {Fucus  serratus}] 
  5:  any  of  various  coarse  seaweeds  [syn:  {sea  tang}] 
  6:  any  of  various  kelps  esp.  of  the  genus  Laminaria  [syn:  {sea 
  tangle}] 




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