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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shad  \Shad\  (sh[a^]d),  n.  sing.  &  pl  [AS.  sceadda  a  kind  of 
  fish,  akin  to  Prov.  G.  schade;  cf  Ir  &  Gael.  sgadan  a 
  herring,  W.  ysgadan  herrings;  all  perhaps  akin  to  E.  skate  a 
  fish.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  food  fishes  of  the  Herring 
  family.  The  American  species  ({Clupea  sapidissima}),  which  is 
  abundant  on  the  Atlantic  coast  and  ascends  the  larger  rivers 
  in  spring  to  spawn,  is  an  important  market  fish.  The  European 
  allice  shad,  or  alose  ({C.  alosa}),  and  the  twaite  shad.  ({C. 
  finta}),  are  less  important  species.  [Written  also  {chad}.] 
  Note:  The  name  is  loosely  applied,  also  to  several  other 
  fishes,  as  the  gizzard  shad  (see  under  {Gizzard}), 
  called  also  {mud  shad},  {white-eyed  shad},  and  {winter 
  {Hardboaded},  or  {Yellow-tailed},  {shad},  the  menhaden. 
  {Hickory},  or  {Tailor},  {shad},  the  mattowacca. 
  {Long-boned  shad},  one  of  several  species  of  important  food 
  fishes  of  the  Bermudas  and  the  West  Indies,  of  the  genus 
  {Shad  bush}  (Bot.),  a  name  given  to  the  North  American  shrubs 
  or  small  trees  of  the  rosaceous  genus  {Amelanchier}  ({A. 
  Canadensis},  and  {A.  alnifolia})  Their  white  racemose 
  blossoms  open  in  April  or  May  when  the  shad  appear,  and 
  the  edible  berries  (pomes)  ripen  in  June  or  July,  whence 
  they  are  called  Juneberries.  The  plant  is  also  called 
  {service  tree},  and  {Juneberry}. 
  {Shad  frog},  an  American  spotted  frog  ({Rana  halecina});  -- 
  so  called  because  it  usually  appears  at  the  time  when  the 
  shad  begin  to  run  in  the  rivers. 
  {Trout  shad},  the  squeteague. 
  {White  shad},  the  common  shad. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Silversides  \Sil"ver*sides`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  small  fishes  of  the  family 
  {Atherinid[ae]},  having  a  silvery  stripe  along  each  side  of 
  the  body.  The  common  species  of  the  American  coast  ({Menidia 
  notata})  is  very  abundant.  Called  also  {silverside},  {sand 
  smelt},  {friar},  {tailor},  and  {tinker}. 
  {Brook  silversides}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  fresh-water  North 
  American  fish  ({Labadesthes  sicculus})  related  to  the 
  marine  silversides. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tailor  \Tai"lor\,  n.  [OF.  tailleor  F.  tailleur,  fr  OF 
  taillier,  F.  tailler  to  cut,  fr  L.  talea  a  rod,  stick,  a 
  cutting,  layer  for  planting.  Cf  {Detail},  {Entail}, 
  {Retail},  {Tally},  n.] 
  1.  One  whose  occupation  is  to  cut  out  and  make  men's 
  garments;  also  one  who  cuts  out  and  makes  ladies'  outer 
  Well  said  good  woman's  tailor  .  .  .  I  would  thou 
  wert  a  man's  tailor.  --Shak. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  mattowacca;  --  called  also  {tailor  herring}. 
  b  The  silversides. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  goldfish.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Salt-water  tailor}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  bluefish.  [Local,  U.  S.] 
  {Tailor  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tailor  \Tai"lor\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tailored};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Tailoring}.] 
  To  practice  making  men's  clothes;  to  follow  the  business  of  a 
  These  tailoring  artists  for  our  lays  Invent  cramped 
  rules  --M.  Green. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  person  whose  occupation  is  making  and  altering  garments 
  [syn:  {sartor}] 
  v  1:  make  fit  for  a  specific  purpose  [syn:  {shoehorn}] 
  2:  style  and  tailor  in  a  certain  fashion;  "cut  a  dress";  "style 
  a  wedding  dress"  [syn:  {cut},  {style}] 
  3:  create  with  cloth;  of  textiles  [syn:  {sew},  {tailor-make}] 

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