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Tattoo

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A beat on the drum at night to recall the soldiers to their barracks. It sounded at nine in summer and eight in winter. (French, tapoter or tapoteztous.)

The devil’s tattoo. Drumming with one’s finger on the furniture, or with one’s toe on the ground—a monotonous sound, which gives the listener the “blue devils.”

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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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Tarrinzean Field
Tartan Plaid
Tartar
Tartaros (Greek), Tartarus (Latin)
Tartuffe
Tassel-Gentle
Tasselled Gentleman
Tatianists
Tatterdemalion
Tattoo
Tattoo (To)
Tau
Taurus [the Bull]
Tawdry
Tawny (The)
Taylor
Taylor’s Institute
Tohin
Tohow Dynasty
Te Deum, etc.

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