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tan

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

tan

[tan]
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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.
It was broken in to-day's battle with the Thark, and Tan Gama gave it to me to repair.
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.
There were the two watchmen, sure enough: red-cap on his back, as stiff as a handspike, with his arms stretched out like those of a crucifix and his teeth showing through his open lips; Israel Hands propped against the bulwarks, his chin on his chest, his hands lying open before him on the deck, his face as white, under its tan, as a tallow candle.
Lead author Sherry Pagoto said that the finding was really "surprising," adding, "If they tan with the same frequency as women, why would tanning in men be more addictive?
That is, by acquiring tan skin, individuals believe that their attractiveness will increase.
WAY TO GLOW THE exact colour of your self tan is individual to you, because the ingredients react with the skin's amino acids.