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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 ?
If I do not tan thy hide this day as ne'er I tanned a calf's hide in all my life before, split my staff into skewers for lamb's flesh and call me no more brave man
Confucius says,--"The skins of the tiger and the leopard, when they are tanned, are as the skins of the dog and the sheep tanned.
And presently, as today, she found the features of Korak slowly dissolve and merge into those of another, and the figure of a tanned, half- naked tarmangani become a khaki clothed Englishman astride a hunting pony.
But Julia keeps no diary in these days; never sings Affection's Dirge; eternally quarrels with the old Scotch Croesus, who is a sort of yellow bear with a tanned hide.
Men who tanned preferred less regulated settings, such as gyms or private homes.