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(tär`tăn), in the Bible, official title of two Assyrians sent to Hezekiah by Sennacherib and Sargon.


see plaidplaid,
a long shawl or blanketlike outer wrap of woolen cloth, usually patterned in checks or tartan figures. Now a distinctive feature of the Highland costume, it was formerly worn in all parts of Scotland and in N England by both men and women.
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a. a design of straight lines, crossing at right angles to give a chequered appearance, esp the distinctive design or designs associated with each Scottish clan
b. (as modifier): a tartan kilt
2. a woollen fabric or garment with this design


a single-masted vessel used in the Mediterranean, usually with a lateen sail


A simple language proposed to meet the Ironman requirements.

["TARTAN - Language Design for the Ironman Requirements: Reference Manual", Mary Shaw et al, SIGPLAN Notices 13(9):36-58 (Sep 1978)].
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Woven only in animal-free materials, https://slanjkilts.com/news/vegan-kilt-coming-soon is designed to celebrate those Scots and tartan enthusiasts from around the world that follow a vegan lifestyle.
HERE'S something worth checking out - it's National Tartan Day.
Scottish rugby hero Doddie Weir has designed a new tartan for his foundation to aid research in to motor neurone disease (MND).
"Tartans needn't be garish, and you can subtly hint at the look with checks in soft browns and greys, mossy greens or washed-out blues."
To prepare your home for autumn/ winter, start to introduce warmer colours such as mustards, russets and wine, and wintery fabrics such as tartan and tweed.
Suede gloves, PS22, Accessorize Red tote, PS40, Oasis at House Of Fraser Tartan scarf, PS7.99, H&M Tartan trousers, PS45, asos Brown leather brogues, PS100, J Shoes Check blouse, PS26, Next Rust Mary-Jane heels, PS35, Henry Holland at Debenhams Shift dress, PS65, Next TRADITIONAL TARTAN toughen up your traditional tartans and mix them up a little with studded accessories and shoe boots.
RORY McIlroy pulled on the tartan trousers to out do Ian Poulter on the course and in the fashion stakes on day one of the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond.
Tartan is one of the biggest trends this autumn and winter.
YOU can buy most things in the club shop at the Camp Nou - and now you can snap up Barcelona tartan.
Check this out - former teacher Catherine Wylde has a new career, and it's all down to North East tartan.
``It may have taken a while, but now the Welsh have recognised the patriotic power of family identification by tartans - and tradition has to start somewhere.''
Travelling the dusty side roads north of New Liskeard, thousands of tourists stumble across his place of business annually, Belle Vallee Wools, curious to catch a glimpse of one of Canada's only wool mills that takes the process straight from breeding the sheep to the manufacturing of colourful tartan blankets.