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tass

[tas] /tæs/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
a cup or small goblet, especially an ornamental one.
2.
the contents of a cup or goblet; a small draught, as of liquor.
Also, tassie.
Origin of tass
1475-1485
1475-85; earlier tasse < Middle French < Arabic ṭass, ṭassah basin < Persian tasht; see tazza

Tass

or TASS

[tas, tahs] /tæs, tɑs/
noun
1.
a news-gathering agency of the former Soviet Union: merged with an alternative news service to form Itar-Tass (Russian Information Telegraph Agency).
Origin
< Russian, acronym from T(elegráfnoe) a(génstvo) S(ovétskogo) S(oyúza) Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union

tasset

[tas-it] /ˈtæs ɪt/
noun, Armor.
1.
either of two pieces of plate armor hanging from the fauld to protect the upper parts of the thighs.
Also, tace, tasse [tas] /tæs/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1825-35; < French tassette, Middle French tassete, equivalent to tasse pouch (< Middle High German tasche literally, pendent object) + -ete -et
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tass

/tæs/
noun (Scot & Northern English, dialect)
1.
a cup, goblet, or glass
2.
the contents of such a vessel
Word Origin
C15: from Old French tasse cup, from Arabic tassah basin, from Persian tast

Tass

/tæs/
noun
1.
(formerly) the principal news agency of the Soviet Union: replaced in 1992 by Itar Tass
Word Origin
T(elegrafnoye) A(genstvo) S(ovetskovo) S(oyuza) Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union

tasset

/ˈtæsɪt/
noun
1.
a piece of armour consisting of one or more plates fastened on to the bottom of a cuirass to protect the thigh
Word Origin
C19: from French tassette small pouch, from Old French tasse purse
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Tass

n.

official news agency of the former U.S.S.R., an acronym of Russian Telegrafnoje Agenstvo Sovjetskeho Sojuza "Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union."

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