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  • n. Plural form of tack.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tack.


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  • The Teasel was crashing to and fro, beating up in short tacks nearer and nearer to all those boats, and the road beyond them, where motor-buses were driving through the rain.

    Coot Club

  • "Well, naturally you'll work it in short tacks and hug the English side pretty close."

    The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales

  • These curls must have been fastened on with glue or tin tacks, one would think, for they never moved, however much she laughed or shook her head.

    What Katy Did: A Story

  • Thus, in short tacks, for the thread is never very long, does the Spiderling go about, seeing the country, until she comes to a place that suits her.

    The Life of the Spider

  • _Enterprise_ made all sail, and worked, in short tacks, outside the reef.

    The Pirate

  • They sped across and across the channel towards the stone perch in short tacks.

    Priscilla's Spies

  • Patty, sucking an injured thumb, were evidently not made for driving in tacks.

    When Patty Went to College

  • It may end up working as well as the rest of his campaign tacks - in other words, it may backfire.

    Articles on National Review Online

  • I applaud you for sticking with substance and not taking the "tacks" bait.

    The Bible's Buried Secrets

  • The points at which major inputs occur are listed, but for the sake of clarity minor consumables such as tacks, cements and finishing solutions

    Chapter 5


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