Hypertext Webster Gateway: "tailor"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Shad \Shad\ (sh[a^]d), n. sing. & pl. [AS. sceadda a kind of
fish, akin to Prov. G. schade; cf. Ir. & Gael. sgadan a
herring, W. ysgadan herrings; all perhaps akin to E. skate a
fish.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of food fishes of the Herring
family. The American species ({Clupea sapidissima}), which is
abundant on the Atlantic coast and ascends the larger rivers
in spring to spawn, is an important market fish. The European
allice shad, or alose ({C. alosa}), and the twaite shad. ({C.
finta}), are less important species. [Written also {chad}.]

Note: The name is loosely applied, also, to several other
fishes, as the gizzard shad (see under {Gizzard}),
called also {mud shad}, {white-eyed shad}, and {winter

{Hardboaded}, or {Yellow-tailed}, {shad}, the menhaden.

{Hickory}, or {Tailor}, {shad}, the mattowacca.

{Long-boned shad}, one of several species of important food
fishes of the Bermudas and the West Indies, of the genus

{Shad bush} (Bot.), a name given to the North American shrubs
or small trees of the rosaceous genus {Amelanchier} ({A.
Canadensis}, and {A. alnifolia}) Their white racemose
blossoms open in April or May, when the shad appear, and
the edible berries (pomes) ripen in June or July, whence
they are called Juneberries. The plant is also called
{service tree}, and {Juneberry}.

{Shad frog}, an American spotted frog ({Rana halecina}); --
so called because it usually appears at the time when the
shad begin to run in the rivers.

{Trout shad}, the squeteague.

{White shad}, the common shad.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Silversides \Sil"ver*sides`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of small fishes of the family
{Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along each side of
the body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia
notata}) is very abundant. Called also {silverside}, {sand
smelt}, {friar}, {tailor}, and {tinker}.

{Brook silversides} (Zo["o]l.), a small fresh-water North
American fish ({Labadesthes sicculus}) related to the
marine silversides.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Tailor \Tai"lor\, n. [OF. tailleor, F. tailleur, fr. OF.
taillier, F. tailler to cut, fr. L. talea a rod, stick, a
cutting, layer for planting. Cf. {Detail}, {Entail},
{Retail}, {Tally}, n.]
1. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's
garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer

Well said, good woman's tailor . . . I would thou
wert a man's tailor. --Shak.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The mattowacca; -- called also {tailor herring}.
(b) The silversides.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The goldfish. [Prov. Eng.]

{Salt-water tailor} (Zo["o]l.), the bluefish. [Local, U. S.]

{Tailor bird} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
small Asiatic and East Indian singing birds belonging to
{Orthotomus}, {Prinia}, and allied genera. They are noted
for the skill with which they sew leaves together to form
nests. The common Indian species are {O. longicauda},
which has the back, scapulars, and upper tail coverts
yellowish green, and the under parts white; and the
golden-headed tailor bird ({O. coronatus}), which has the
top of the head golden yellow and the back and wings pale

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Tailor \Tai"lor\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tailored}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Tailoring}.]
To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a

These tailoring artists for our lays Invent cramped
rules. --M. Green.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a person whose occupation is making and altering garments
[syn: {seamster}, {sartor}]
v 1: make fit for a specific purpose [syn: {shoehorn}]
2: style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"; "style
a wedding dress" [syn: {cut}, {style}]
3: create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a
suit by next week?" [syn: {sew}, {tailor-make}]

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