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Tailor’s Sword (A), or A Tailor’s Dagger

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“The tailors cross-legged on their boards,

Needle-armed, hand-extended, prepared

To stab the black cloth with their swords [to make up mourning]

The instant that death is declared.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Taë-pings
Taffata or Taffety
Taffy
Tag Rag, and Bobtail
Taghairm
Taherites
Tail
Tails
Tails
Tailors
Tailor’s Sword (A), or A Tailor’s Dagger
Take a Back Seat (To)
Take a Hair of the Dog that Bit You
Take in Tow (To)
Take Mourning (To)
Take Tea with Him (I)
Takin the Beuk
Taking On
Taking a Sight
Taking Time by the Forelock
Talbotype