from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Tanka.

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  • proper n. An English surname derived from the transliteration of various Asian surnames, particularly originating from China and Vietnam.


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  • For all that, Tin Tan is surely a dapper figure in his zoot suit with a turkey feather sticking out.

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  • Cecilia Tan is the publisher of Circlet Press, the universe's only science fiction/fantasy erotica publisher.

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  • AY AMOR CÓMO ME HAS PUESTO (1950) with Tin Tan is hilarious. richmx2

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  • "She says that the one called Tan must be stopped.

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  • WALKER: Well, I should tell you that the Thai tourist police have devoted at least the last five days to drive me around to various hospitals and principally to a town north of here on the mainland called Tan Lang (ph) where 2 doctors and a nurse believe that they saw Christian, that he was brought into the hospital by a Caucasian adult for treatment to a rather minor ear injury.

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  • The phone number belonged to a business called the Tan Phu Pagoda in Westminster.

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  • This place is known as Tan-tsy-shan, or Bullet Mountain, and is the scene of a fight that occurred some time during the Ming dynasty.

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  • After researching the spray tan process, I came across a company called Tan on the Run located in Toronto. Music briefs

  • In Ms. Reese's recipe, the Tan is the Bass beer that is used when cooking the corned beef.


  • Mercado said she burst into tears and immediately called Tan and their sons at home when she got the good news from Feinstein's office.

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