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Tacking meaning

tacking - 2 dictionary results

tacking - examples of usage

  1. He professed the utmost good- will to them personally, though he had not words- strong enough to condemn their conduct in tacking the Occasional Bill to a Money Bill when they knew that the Lords would reject it, and so in a moment of grave national peril leave the army without supplies. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. He introduces a cavalier, haranguing the Highlanders, and ironically thus guarding them against the fanatic divines: If their doctrine there get rooting, Then, farewell theift, the best of booting, And this ye see is very clear, Dayly experience makes it appear; For instance, lately on the borders, Where there was nought but theft and murders, Rapine, cheating, and resetting, Slight of hand, fortunes getting, Their designation, as ye ken, Was all along the Tacking Men. - "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)", Walter Scott.
  3. In consequence of this pressure the growth is sinuous, tacking as it were from side to side like a boat against the wind. - "The Mechanism of Life", Stéphane Leduc.
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