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tartan


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tartan  \Tar"tan\,  n.  [F.  tiretane  linsey-woolsey,  akin  to  Sp 
  tirita[~n]a  a  sort  of  thin  silk;  cf  Sp  tiritar  to  shiver  or 
  shake  with  cold.] 
  Woolen  cloth,  checkered  or  crossbarred  with  narrow  bands  of 
  various  colors,  much  worn  in  the  Highlands  of  Scotland; 
  hence  any  pattern  of  tartan;  also  other  material  of  a 
  similar  pattern. 
 
  MacCullummore's  heart  will  be  as  cold  as  death  can  make 
  it  when  it  does  not  warm  to  the  tartan.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  The  sight  of  the  tartan  inflamed  the  populace  of  London 
  with  hatred.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tartan  \Tar"tan\,  n.  [F.  tartane,  or  Sp.,  Pg.,  or  It  tartana; 
  all  perhaps  of  Arabic  origin.]  (Naut.) 
  A  small  coasting  vessel,  used  in  the  Mediterranean,  having 
  one  mast  carrying  large  leteen  sail,  and  a  bowsprit  with 
  staysail  or  jib. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tartan 
  n  :  a  cloth  having  a  crisscross  design  [syn:  {plaid}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  TARTAN 
 
  A  simple  language  proposed  to  meet  the  {Ironman}  requirements. 
 
  ["TARTAN  -  Language  Design  for  the  Ironman  Requirements: 
  Reference  Manual",  Mary  Shaw  et  al  SIGPLAN  Notices 
  13(9):36-58  (Sep  1978)]. 
 
  (1995-01-05) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Tartan 
  an  Assyrian  word  meaning  "the  commander-in-chief."  (1.)  One  of 
  Sennacherib's  messengers  to  Hezekiah  (2  Kings  18:17).  (2.)  One 
  of  Sargon's  generals  (Isa.  20:1). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Tartan,  a  general  (official  title) 
 




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