And although the GOP-led House was not likely to pass legislation to close the camp, there were other tacks Smith could pursue.
Is 2014 going to be the year that Barack Obama tacks—and stays—left?
Nails and tacks will weigh about five ounces, and are always useful.
That's something, too, in a land where you get right down to tacks.
Harold's mouth was full of tacks and he did not reply, but went steadily on with his work until everything was done.
Other men don't row me as you do, or stand up for the 'tacks.'
The ship made one or two tacks to work out of the bay, but about four o'clock it closed in thick, and we lost her.
Had to pay three dollars and a half for glass, tacks, and putty.
Then we came to ten fathoms, whereupon we brought our tacks aboord, and stood to the eastward east south east, foure glasses.
Don't forget the stepladder, and plenty of tacks and string.
"clasp, hook, fastener," also "a nail of some kind," late 13c., from Old North French taque "nail, pin, peg," probably from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch tacke "twig, spike," Low German takk "tine, pointed thing," German Zacken "sharp point, tooth, prong"); perhaps related to tail. Meaning "small, sharp nail with a flat head" is attested from mid-15c. The meaning "rope to hold the corner of a sail in place" is first recorded late 14c.
"horse's harness, etc.," 1924, shortening of tackle (n.) in sense of "equipment." Tack in a non-equestrian sense as a shortening of tackle is recorded in dialect from 1777.
"food," 1833, perhaps a shortening and special use of tackle (n.) in the sense of "gear."
late 14c., "to attach with a nail, etc.," from tack (n.1). Meaning "to attach as a supplement" (with suggestion of hasty or arbitrary proceeding) is from 1680s. Related: Tacked; tacking.
"sail into the wind," 1550s, from tack (n.1) in the sailing sense. Figurative sense of "course or line of conduct or action" is from 1670s. Related: Tacked; tacking.
An equestrian's equipment for riding
[1924+; an abbreviation of tackle, ''equipment'']