tan


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tan

1. a light or moderate yellowish-brown colour
2. of the colour tan

tan

[tan]
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References in classic literature ?
The man dismounted and stood beside Tan. Like Bradley he was garbed after the fashion of the surrounding warriors; but there was a subtle difference between him and his companion.
Jor and Tan are splendid men and they will think me an ingrate; but I can't waste my life here when there is so much to be done in the outer world."
At our right was the window letting into the room in which I had seen Tan Gama and the other warriors as they started to Tars Tarkas' cell earlier in the evening.
"Tan Gama left his short-sword in the Thark's cell," explained the first speaker, "and left us at the runway, to return and get it."
"Tan Gama wore no short-sword this night," said the woman.
"'Tis even what I myself thought when Tan Gama left us at the runway," said another.
We had spoken scarcely a dozen words since I had felled Tan Gama at the cell door and seen in the torch's light the expression of utter bewilderment upon the great Thark's face.
And if you'll come to me I swear I'll tan your hides for naught."
And Hannibal exposed his nose and with his red tongue licked again the tan shoe and the slender, tan-silken ankle that he could have destroyed with one crunch.
Of course, the only safe tan is a fake one, but many people are still put off using self-tan products, fearing a patchy finish and that tell-tale biscuit smell.
Instead of masking over the problem with another layer of tan, there are now products which will completely remove the dodgy old stuff so you can apply a fresh, even coat.
'Love the brand's original one-hour tan - less so when it goes patchy on day five.