Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knit or crocheted cap for outdoor wear, without a brim and usually with a ball or tuft of wool in the center of the crown: sometimes imitated in straw or cloth. See tam-o' -shanter.
  • n. An abbreviation of Tamil.

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  • n. a woolen cap of Scottish origin

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Examples

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  • Joseph Tam is a graduate of the London School of Economics in Comparative Chinese Politics and is based in London.

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  • The finds include a coral genus Narella and nicknamed "Rasta" because of its long white dreadlock-like branches; a tiny squat lobster measuring 1cm across; and some specimens of sea urchin which are commonly known as Tam O'Shanters due to their similarity to the Scottish hat.

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  • There was a man called Tam�hay, known to Minnesota history as the "One-eyed Sioux," who was a notable character on the frontier in the early part of the nineteenth century.

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  • The Shepherd put on his Kilmarnock bonnet and called Tam, who had had his breakfast on the hearth, and the two went away to the hills after the sheep.

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  • Keppell in his own boat, and Mr. Brooke and Hentig in one of the native boats, called a Tam-bang.

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  • Gerald Martens, the lone Tam critic, called Tam's actions "reprehensible" and argued that Tam's negotiated settlement with the Ethics Commission -- giving him three years to pay the

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  • Gerald Martens, the lone Tam critic, called Tam's actions "reprehensible" and argued that Tam's negotiated settlement with the Ethics Commission -- giving him three years to pay the $13,700 -- amounts to an interest-free loan.

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  • Since Boies, who represents two same-sex couples in a federal challenge to Prop 8, called Tam as a witness Thursday, technically his questions were direct examination.

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  • Corporal Thomas Mason, known as Tam, from Fife, was caught by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province on September 15.

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