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  • proper noun One of the départements of Midi-Pyrénées, France (INSEE code 81)

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Examples

  • Tarn is himself a voracious reader and the basement of his Santa Fe home is filled with many thousands of volumes.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • Tarn is pessimistic about the state of the world and sees the human race as “severely menaced at this point”.

    Nathaniel Tarn

  • Tarn is himself a voracious reader and the basement of his Santa Fe home is filled with many thousands of volumes.

    Nathaniel Tarn

  • Tarn is pessimistic about the state of the world and sees the human race as “severely menaced at this point”.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • The Causse Noir from the Tarn is a sight not soon forgotten.

    The Roof of France

  • The receptacle in which I found the water I have called the Tarn of Auber, after Allan Poe's beautiful lines, in which that name appears, as I thought them appropriate to the spot.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • [Footnote 1: A Tarn is a small Mere or Lake mostly high up in the mountains.]

    Poems in Two Volumes, Volume 1

  • South of the Tarn are the Cevennes Mountains, popular for trekking and made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure of which he wrote Travels with a Donkey.

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  • _causses_, the Tarn is the only one whose water does not penetrate to the beds of marl beneath the lias; and this is said to partly explain the great height and verticality of the cliffs, for when the water reaches the marl it saps the foundations of the rocks, and these, subsiding, send their dislocated masses rolling to the bottom of the gorge.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

  • "'Tarn't foolish, Mas' Don; and look here: I'm going to take advantage of them being asleep to put on my proper costoom, and if you'll take my advice, you'll do just the same."

    The Adventures of Don Lavington Nolens Volens

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