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Language: English

the twentieth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal consonant. With the letter h it forms the digraph th, which has two distinct sounds, as in thin, then. See Guide to Pronunciation, //262-264, and also //153, 156, 169, 172, 176, 178-180.

Language: English

See under T.

Language: English

See under T.

Language: English

See under T.

Language: English

A colloquial contraction of the other, and formerly a contraction for that other. See the Note under That, 2.

Language: English

(v. t.) To take.

Language: English

p. p. of Ta, to take, or a contraction of Taken.

Language: English

(n.) A heap. See Tas.

Language: English

(n.) The flap or latchet of a shoe fastened with a string or a buckle.

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