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The Chinese men were made to shave their heads and wear a queue or tail by the Manchu Tartars, who, in the seventeenth century, subdued the country, and compelled the men to adopt the Manchu dress. The women were allowed to compress their feet as before, although the custom is not adopted by the Tartars.

⁂ “Anglicus a tergo caudam gerit” probably refers to the pigtails once worn.

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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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Tachebrune
Tænia Rationis
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