from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Lake also Lake Tsa·na (tsäˈ-)Tana A lake of northwest Ethiopia. It is the largest lake in the country and the source of the Blue Nile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as banxring.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In India, a military post; also, a police station.
- n. A small insectivorous mammal of Sumatra and Borneo, Tupaia tana; a banxring.
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Taking into consideration the marked typological distinctions in Tana ware motifs, even when shared aesthetic influences may be noted, it is more probable that recently arrived NECB speakers manufactured the Tana ware.
Did a new ethno-linguistic community introduce Tana ware to the region, or did extant EIA Kwale ware makers innovate a new style through a series of transitions that resulted in Tana ware?
She was part of the investigating team in Tana French's previous novel, IN THE WOODS, a story that ended in an emotional mess - a fact of which we are frequently but obliquely reminded in the new book, which is a bit frustrating if, like me, you have read the earlier book but can't recall the exact details of how it turned out.
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The name Tana ware is applied because of the early discoveries of these types of pottery along Kenya's Tana River. 62 Tana ware's prevalence in the region did not preclude the occurrence of EIA Kwale ware.
In a moment he would call Tana and they would pour into themselves a gay and delicate poison which would restore them momentarily to the pleasurable excitement of childhood, when every face in a crowd had carried its suggestion of splendid and significant transactions taking place somewhere to some magnificent and illimitable purpose ....
And a small distance beyond Bassan is a little Iland called Tana, a place very populous with Portugals, Moores, and Gentiles: these haue nothing but Rice, there are many makers of Armesie, and weauers of girdles of wooll and bumbast blacke and redde like to
The Chaus remained lingering alone behinde to make his prayers (as their custome is) at a place called Tana, whom being busie in his double deuotion one of these
Alphonse throwing Masai into the Tana was a very different creature from Alphonse flying for dear life from the spear of a live Masai.
Yet the terrors of the journey were so great that Marius thought it wise to conceal the object of his enterprise even from his own men, and even when, after a six days 'march to the south, he had reached a stream called the Tana,  the motive of the expedition was still in all probability unknown.