from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small mountain lake, especially one formed by glaciers.
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- n. A small mountain lake, especially in Northern England.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mountain lake or pool.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small mountain lake or pool, especially one which has no visible feeders.
- n. A bog; a marsh; a fen.
- n. Same as tern.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mountain lake (especially one formed by glaciers)
The little mountain tarn below was almost dry, and the Sundew plants by its sides, which were wont to revel in the damp surrounding moss, had lost their nature altogether, and never now offered their coronet of sparkling drops to the admiration of those that passed.
At the farther side of the tarn was a small island.
The blue surface \ of the tarn was a mirror, reflecting the Otter as it circled around the bowl.
Level earth ran up to the edge, as if the tarn was a mirror that some goddess had dropped in the coarse grasses.
For I ha 'tarn'd a Scotch robber across the salt seas,
"Go on, Mas Don; 'tarn't so bad when you're used to it, but a shovel full of our best West Indy plarntation sugar wouldn't ha' done it any harm to my thinking."
"No, Mas 'Don,' tarn't that," said Jem, with a look of disgust.
"There, 'tarn't no use, sir," said the boatswain, "if so be as I may speak."
I don't think there's anything to fear, but take my gun, and if that old ruffian does rouse up and crawl to the saloon door -- 'tarn't likely, or he'd ha' been here before, but I says it, my lad, because it would be your dooty, and you must -- shoot, sir; shoot him.
"Oh yes, it's their farret, 'tarn't mine," said Magglin quickly.