• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Taille A tally; an account scored on a piece of wood. "Whether that he paid or took by taille ."
    • Taille (O. F. Law) Any imposition levied by the king, or any other lord, upon his subjects. "The taille , as it still subsists in France, may serve as an example of those ancient tallages. It was a tax upon the profits of the farmer, which they estimate by the stock that he has upon the farm."
    • Taille (Mus) The French name for the tenor voice or part; also, for the tenor viol or viola.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • taille Also applied to the tenor voice and to the tenor species of wind-instruments: as, taille de basson, the tenor oboe or tenoroon.
    • n taille A Middle English form of tail, 1.
    • n taille Cut as to form or figure, especially with reference to proportionate stature; build; make: used of persons, but only as a French word.
    • n taille In old French law, a tax, tailage, or subsidy; any imposition levied by the king or any other lord on his subjects.
    • n taille In English law, the fee or holding which is opposite to fee simple.
    • n taille In dressmaking: The waist or bodice of a gown.
    • n taille The style or fit of the waist or bodice of a gown. [In both senses an adaptation of the French term.]
    • n taille In music, same as viola.
    • taille In heraldry, party per bend sinister.
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Tally Tailor


In literature:

The Ninth Book treateth of a knight named by Sir Kay Le Cote Male Taille, and also of Sir Tristram, and containeth xliv chapters.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)" by Thomas Malory
And these people pay the taille!
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
And with all this the taille is exacted with military severity.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
Masters must pay one-half of the tailles.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
When I first came to Injian Spring, I settled down into the old Palmetto claim, near a heap of old taillings.
"Cressy" by Bret Harte
Old Taille was a widower and a foreman in M. Lebrument's button manufactory.
"Original Short Stories, Volume 11 (of 13)" by Guy de Maupassant
Old Taille was a widower and a foreman in M. Lebrument's button manufactory.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
Taille, nature of, i.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
Old Taille was a widower, and a foreman in M. Lebrument's button-manufactory.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Thow fals Heretike did say, that a preast standing at the altare saying Masse, was lyik a fox wagging his taill in Julie.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox

In science:

Seguin and C. de la Taille for their participation on the test of the first HARDROC2 equipped ASUs and on the recent ASIC developments.
Status of the Micromegas semi-DHCAL
Nous ´etudions le probl`eme dans le contexte du mod´ele d’Ising de champ moyen avec la dynamique de Galuber, en montrant que, pour des fr´equences d’oscillations du champ magn´etique d’ordre de N −2/3 , avec N la taille du syst`eme, la boucle d’hyst´er´esis “critique” devient al´eatoire.
Random Hysteresis Loops