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Tapisserie

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Faire tapisscrie. To play gooseberry-picker, to be mere chaperon for the sake of “propriety.” “Se dit des personnes qui assertent à un bal ou à quelque autre grande réunion sans y prendre part.”

“You accepted out of pure kindness faire tapisserie; Mrs. Arbuthnot, you are too amiable.”—Mrs. Edwardes: A Girton Girl, chap. xxvi.

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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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Tantalise
Tantalos (Latin, Tantalus)
Tanthony (St. Anthony)
Tantum Ergo
Taou
Tap the Admiral
Tap the Till (To)
Tap-up Sunday
Tapis
Tapisserie
Tappit-hen (A)
Tapster
Tapu
Tarabolus or Tantrabolus
Tarakee
Tarantism
Tarantula
Tarentella or Tarantella
Tariff
Tarpaulins or Tars

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