from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that tans hides.
- n. Chiefly British A sixpenny coin formerly used in Britain; a sixpence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person whose occupation is to tan hides, or convert them into leather by the use of tan.
- n. A coin, the sixpenny bit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One whose occupation is to tan hides, or convert them into leather by the use of tan.
- n. A sixpence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation it is to tan hides, or to convert them into leather by tanning.
- n. A sixpence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a craftsman who tans skins and hides
- n. a small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970
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Or maybe that self tanner is loaded with lead and mercury.
The name tanner for a sixpence coin was first used at the beginning of the 19th century.
The tanner was a tall, muscular man, clad in brown jeans, and with boots of a fair grade of leather drawn high over his trousers.
The tanner was a disgruntled man; he believed himself entitled to be a Nineteener, but he couldn't get recognition.
But back in the day, the tanner was the guy who made leather goods out of animal hides.
The "tanner" has now become a florin, and this afternoon the
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Of these the tanner was the ringleader, and he said to the other grumblers, "If we can get that lying cat off the pump, we can then take his money.
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