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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Picul \Pic"ul\, n. [Jav. & Malay pikul, fr. pikul to carry on
   the back, to carry a burden; n., a man's burden.]
   A commercial weight varying in different countries and for
   different commodities. In Borneo it is 1355/8 lbs.; in China
   and Sumatra, 1331/2 lbs.; in Japan, 1331/3 lbs.; but
   sometimes 130 lbs., etc. Called also, by the Chinese, tan.
   [Written also pecul, and pecal.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tan \Tan\, v. i.
   To get or become tanned.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tan \Tan\, a.
   Of the color of tan; yellowish-brown.
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   Black and tan. See under Black, a.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tan \Tan\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tanned; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Tanning.] [F. tanner, LL. tannare. See Tan, n.]
   1. To convert (the skin of an animal) into leather, as by
      usual process of steeping it in an infusion of oak or some
      other bark, whereby it is impregnated with tannin, or
      tannic acid (which exists in several species of bark), and
      is thus rendered firm, durable, and in some degree
      impervious to water.
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   Note: The essential result in tanning is due to the fact that
         the tannins form, with gelatins and albuminoids, a
         series of insoluble compounds which constitute leather.
         Similar results may be produced by the use of other
         reagents in place of tannin, as alum, and some acids or
         chlorides, which are employed in certain processes of
         tanning.
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   2. To make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of
      the sun; as, to tan the skin.
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   3. To thrash or beat; to flog; to switch; as, to tan a
      disobedient child's hide. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tan \Tan\, n. [Chin.]
   See Picul.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tan \Tan\, n. [F. tan, perhaps fr. Armor. tann an oak, oak bar;
   or of Teutonic origin; cf. G. tanne a fir, OHG. tanna a fir,
   oak, MHG. tan a forest. Cf. Tawny.]
   1. The bark of the oak, and some other trees, bruised and
      broken by a mill, for tanning hides; -- so called both
      before and after it has been used. Called also tan bark.
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   2. A yellowish-brown color, like that of tan.
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   3. A brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun;
      as, hands covered with tan.
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   Tan bed (Hort.), a bed made of tan; a bark bed.

   Tan pickle, the liquor used in tanning leather.

   Tan spud, a spud used in stripping bark for tan from trees.
      

   Tan stove. See Bark stove, under Bark.

   Tan vat, a vat in which hides are steeped in liquor with
      tan.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

colorful \colorful\ adj.
   1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.

   Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
         shot}; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
         prismatic; psychedelic; {red, ruddy, flushed,
         empurpled}]

   Syn: colourful.
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   2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
      or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
      flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; {flashy, gaudy,
      jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty}; picturesque]
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   3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
      as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
      monochrome.

   Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; {amber,
         brownish-yellow, yellow-brown}; amethyst; {auburn,
         reddish-brown}; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
         azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; {bicolor,
         bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome}; {blue,
         bluish, light-blue, dark-blue}; {blushful,
         blush-colored, rosy}; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
         brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; {canary,
         canary-yellow}; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
         chartreuse; chestnut; dun; {earth-colored,
         earthlike}; fuscous; {green, greenish, light-green,
         dark-green}; jade, jade-green; khaki; {lavender,
         lilac}; mauve; moss green, mosstone; {motley,
         multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
         painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
         varicolored, varicoloured}; mousy, mouse-colored;
         ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
         orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
         purple, violet, purplish; {red, blood-red, carmine,
         cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
         scarlet}; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
         rust, rusty, rust-colored; {snuff, snuff-brown,
         snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
         snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown}; {sorrel,
         brownish-orange}; stone, stone-gray; {straw-color,
         straw-colored, straw-coloured}; tan; tangerine;
         tawny; ultramarine; umber; {vermilion,
         vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red}; yellow, yellowish;
         yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; {blae
         bluish-black or gray-blue)}; coral; creamy; {cress
         green, cresson, watercress}; hazel; {honey,
         honey-colored}; hued(postnominal); magenta;
         maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
         sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
         light.]

   Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
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