Either cattle manure or the grass that grows in dung

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • tath — /täth/ (dialect) noun 1. Cattle dung 2. Coarse tufted grass that grows where it has fallen transitive verb To manure intransitive verb To drop dung ORIGIN: ON tath …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tath — Tath, n. [Prov. E.; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. ta? dung, ta?a the grass of a manured pasture, te?ja to manure. [root]58. Cf. {Ted}.] 1. Dung, or droppings of cattle. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. The luxuriant grass growing about the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tath — Tath, v. t. To manure (land) by pasturing cattle on it, or causing them to lie upon it. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tath — Tath, obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of {Ta}, to take. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tath — me·tath·e·sis; me·tath·e·size; me·tath·e·tely; me·tath·e·tize; pen·tath·lete; pen·tath·lon; syn·ka·tath·e·sis; hep·tath·lon; …   English syllables

  • tath — /tafl/teyfl/ In the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, the lords of manors anciently claimed the privilege of having their tenants flocks or sheep brought at night upon their own demesne lands, there to be folded for the improvement of the ground,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • hep|tath|lon — «hehp TATH lon», noun. a two day competition for women in the Olympic Games, consisting of seven events that include the 100 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, and 200 meter run on the first day, and the long jump, javelin throw, and 800 meter… …   Useful english dictionary

  • me|tath|e|sis — «muh TATH uh sihs», noun, plural ses « seez». 1. the transposition of sounds, syllables, or letters in a word, as in English bird, Old English bridd: »By inversion of sounds, called “metathesis”, many speakers change apron to apern (Scientific… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pen|tath|lete — «pehn TATH leet», noun. a contestant in a pentathlon. ╂[blend of pentathlon and athlete] …   Useful english dictionary

  • pen|tath|lon — «pehn TATH lon», noun. 1. an athletic contest consisting of five different events, usually the broad jump, discus throw, javelin throw, 200 meter sprint, and 1,500 meter run. The person having the highest total score wins. 2. = modern pentathlon …   Useful english dictionary

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