- tack claw,
- tack hammer
Origin of taciturn
Examples from the Web for taciturn
No one would confuse him the taciturn, forgetful and vengeful Senate Majority Leader.
Tall and taciturn, he exuded the easy authority of a young man used to money and the deference that came with it.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The exuberant, indefatigable Democrat from Oregon and the dour, taciturn Republican from New Hampshire made an odd couple.The Senate’s New Taxman Won’t Be Controlled By His Own Party|Linda Killian|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he was also taciturn, rarely betraying his inner thoughts, his friends have said.Moon Men: The Private Lives of Neil Armstrong and Pals in “Togethersville”|Lily Koppel|September 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I became irrational and flunked the tough-guy test, the show-me-the-evidence test, the taciturn Gary Cooper test.
For to all outward appearances he was taciturn, unimaginative, self-willed.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh
But he was taciturn, and rarely spoke even to his own family, and spent on them almost less money than words.The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2|Rupert Hughes
When I went up to the office where I was to file, the door was open and the most taciturn old man sat before a desk.Letters of a Woman Homesteader|Elinore Pruitt Stewart
But the taciturn Indian Chief coldly declined the polite proposal.The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists|George Bryce
I returned to Engin with my taciturn valet; but he showed no enthusiasm on the subject of Engin.Confessions of a Young Man|George Moore
Word Origin for taciturn
"habitually silent," 1771, back-formation from taciturnity.