• WordNet 3.6
    • n tang any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria
    • n tang any of various coarse seaweeds
    • n tang brown algae seaweed with serrated edges
    • n tang a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure
    • n tang a tart spicy quality
    • n tang the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    • n Tang the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tang tăng (Bot) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
    • n Tang täng A dynasty in Chinese history, from a. d. 618 to 905, distinguished by the founding of the Imperial Academy (the Hanlin), by the invention of printing, and as marking a golden age of literature.
    • Tang A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position.
    • n Tang A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
    • Tang A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask.
    • Tang Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang. "Such proceedings had a strong tang of tyranny.""A cant of philosophism, and a tang of party politics."
    • Tang The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
    • Tang The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
    • Tang The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
    • Tang The tongue of a buckle.
    • v. t Tang To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring. "Let thy tongue tang arguments of state."
    • v. i Tang To make a ringing sound; to ring. "Let thy tongue tang arguments of state."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tang A fish belonging to the family Teuthididæ, Teuthis hepatus, of the West Indian fauna.
    • n tang A point; a projection; especially, a long and slender projecting strip, tongue, or prong, forming part of an object and serving to hold or secure it to another. Such a part made solid with the blade of a sword, knife, chisel, or other implement, its use being to secure the handle firmly to the blade. In some cases the handle consists merely of two rounded plates of wood, ivory, or the like, secured on the two sides of the flat ribbon-like tang; in others the spike-shaped tang is driven into the solid handle. See cuts under scorper and scythe.
    • n tang The sting of an insect or a reptile.
    • n tang A dagger.
    • n tang In the papier-mâché process of stereotyping, a piece of thin sheet-iron or cardboard used to overlap the tail-end of the matrix, and prevent the molten metal from flowing under the mold in the casting-box. Also called tail-piece.
    • tang To furnish with a tang, or with something resembling one.
    • tang To tie.
    • tang To sting.
    • n tang A strong taste or flavor; particularly, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
    • n tang A specific flavor or quality; a characteristic property; a distinctive tinge, taint, or tincture.
    • n tang A kind of seaweed; tangle. See tangle.
    • tang To ring; twang; cause to sound loudly: as, to tang a bell; also, to utter loudly, or with a twang.
    • tang To affect in some way by a twanging sound: as, to tang bees (to strike two pieces of metal together so as, by producing a loud sound, to induce a swarm of bees to settle).
    • tang To ring; twang; sound loudly.
    • n tang Sound; tone; ring; especially, a twang, or sharp sound.
    • n tang Same as tenrec.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tang tang seaweed.
    • n Tang tang a twang or sharp sound
    • v.t Tang to cause to ring
    • v.i Tang to ring
    • n Tang tang a strong or offensive taste, esp. of something extraneous: relish: taste: specific flavour
    • n Tang tang a point, the tapering part of a knife or tool which goes into the haft.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably fr. OD. tanger, sharp, tart, literally, pinching; akin to E. tongs,. √59. See Tong
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. tangi; cog. with tongs.


In literature:

There is a tang in the air and a stir in the blood to-night that moves the old man to tell a tale of youth and adventure.
"Wigwam Evenings" by Charles Alexander Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman
There's most of it, we're told, in the leaves of the tang.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
Beware of putting in fruit that has not felt the touch of frost, so retains a rough tang.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
They are considered too neutral to form the basis of a blend, but can be used to balance the tang of other grades.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
By and by, however, when the tang of the slap and the passion of the moment had left him, he knew that he had been foolish and cowardly.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
The cold night wind, with its tang of mountain heights, made the fire most agreeable.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Even in the rain the tang of cedar and balsam came to him faintly.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
To a humour supple to such temptation the tang of lawlessness in a project innocent enough was irresistible.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
But now Jim could feel the tang of the salt wind upon his face.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
A tang in the forest scents told the nostrils that autumn had arrived.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts

In poetry:

Tang of fruitage in the air;
Red boughs bursting everywhere;
Shimmering of seeded grass;
Hooded gentians all a'mass.
"Late September" by Amy Lowell
The tang of salt is in its veins,
The freshness of the spray
God give you love and lore and strength,
To give us such alway.
"On A Clean Book" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Breadth of the English shires,
Hummock and kame and mead,
Tang of the reeking byres,
Land of the English breed,--
A man and his land make a man and his creed.
"A Saxon Song" by Victoria Sackville-West
His face is a book of woe,
And mine is a song of glee;
A slave he is to the great "They say,"
But I--I am bold and free;
No wonder he smacks of woe,
And I have the tang of glee.
"Differences" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
(In the Happy Hunting Grounds) Did the phantom hills seem strange, Quien,
When you left the light for the ghostly land?
Do you dream of the open range, Quien,
The tang of sage and the sun-warmed sand?
"To My Dog,"Quien Sabe"" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
But lay the tangs across his legs, or sic unhandy tool,
Or let him grup the poker, or the kettle by the bool,
Then hoo he gurrs an' kicks until he raises sic a drouth,
That for ae hoor he fechts to get the fender in his mouth.
"Oor Johnnie" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

The Kommer 2-Shot Skinner features stainless-steel bolsters, a full tang and a 3-inch fixed blade that's mirror polished for easy cleaning and maintenance.
'At least half of my family felt the effect of the storm,' says the Wu-Tang Clan leader.
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Wu- Tang Clan Bring Out the Roots for 'Boxing' Reunion on 'Fallon'.
Mustang Chief Engineer Hau Thai- Tang says his team set out to build "the best Mustang ever" with the new '05 model.
Tommy Tan is the host of the cooking shows "Tommy Tang 's Easy Thai Cooking" and "Tommy Tang 's Let's Get Cooking" on PBS.
Tommy Tang is the host of Tommy Tang 's Easy Thai Cooking and Let's Get Cooking.
The Chang Tang region is one of the last great expanses of wilderness left on Earth.
New York hip-hop group Wu- Tang Clan has a summer gift for us.
Rumors of a new Wu- Tang Clan album have been confirmed via the group's Facebook page, but now we're learning that RZA has been trying to get the group together to make this new project a 20th anniversary album.
Wu- Tang 's first solo artist could never quite stack up.
A movie written, directed and co-starring Wu- Tang Clan’s founding father and sonic architect the RZA &ndash.
Wu- Tang Clan plan new album.
Enthusiastic about providing healthy and natural Chinese food, the chefs at Tang -Yean will happily steam most dishes (at your request) to exclude oil and serve sauces on the side.
Occasionally the Wu- Tang 's internal disagreements have gone public, as they did during the making of 2007's 8 Diagrams.

In science:

Two designs are equivalent if it is possible to define an isomorphism between them (see for example, Tang and Wu, 1996).
Minimum aberration designs of resolution III
The relationships between complementary designs are analyzed by Tang and Wu (1996).
Minimum aberration designs of resolution III
This is due to the fact that all sets of minimum rank and 2v − 1 elements are isomorphic, Tang and Wu (1996).
Minimum aberration designs of resolution III
Nevertheless, it was shown in Ref. 12 that the method adopted by Tang et al.5,6 for PBC in the transverse direction gives the same result as the FTBC method provided care is taken to avoid any influence from the two additional length scales Lx and b.
Scaling determination of the nonlinear I-V characteristics for 2D superconducting networks
Note that this is precisely the opposite to the Bormann prediction.15 According to Tang et al. such a crossover is supported by their Fig. 6 in Ref. 6.
Scaling determination of the nonlinear I-V characteristics for 2D superconducting networks