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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Tang


TANG, noun [Gr. rancor; rancid.]

1. A strong taste; particularly, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask.

2. Relish; taste. [Not elegant.]

3. Something that leaves a sting or pain behind.

She had a tongue with a tang

4. Sound; tone. [Not in use.]

TANG, verb intransitive To ring with. [Not in use.]

[This may be allied to ding, dong.]