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  • n  the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
  • n  a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
  • n  gear for a horse
  • n  (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
  • n  (nautical) the act of changing tack
  • n  sailing a zigzag course
  • v  fasten with tacks
    tack the notice on the board
  • v  turn into the wind
    The sailors decided to tack the boat
    The boat tacked
  • v  create by putting components or members together
    He tacked together some verses
  • v  sew together loosely, with large stitches
  • v  fix to; attach
  • v  reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

  • But the Duke researchers took the opposite tack: figuring out precisely how to switch the virus from latency to its active stage.
  • Should the subject answer no, the cold reader will often say, "Well, we'll get back to that," and quickly change tack.
  • It has become trendy to tack poems, photos, icons, logos and other digital flotsam and jetsam onto e-mail messages.
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    A Flashy Bull filly, who was the co-fastest worker during the under-tack show of the Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of 2-year-olds in training at Lone Star Park, topped the sale on Tuesday when she fetched $170,000 from the Martin Racing and Carl Moore ...
    July 4, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
  • The greatest literary takedowns of all time
    Attacks on literature's sacred cows are nothing new. Here are some of the most memorable
    July 4, 2013 - Salon.com
  • Local ministry gives struggling families a 'one of a kind' experience
    Millie Lewis is the founder and director of The Tack Room, which is a closet ministry that provides clothes, toys, and other essentials for babies, children, and teenagers.
    July 3, 2013 - Black Mountain News

  • Scott Skiles in ESPN
    I always feel like I'm supposed to apologize for that,Skiles said. "And I'm not sure that's the tack I want to take. Anybody that is going to come to work with enthusiasm, concentrate and play hard will never have a problem with me. I...
  • David Cameron in Financial Times
    But, he added: "We would be in a worse situation if we were to suddenly change tack, pull forces out now and to see a country that's seeing a bit more stability track backwards into instability and support for terror."
  • Joe Girardi in USA Today
    It's pretty fitting what he did tonight, lead off the game with the single, and then the home run to tie up the score,said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "Then we started to tack on. That's Derek Jeter this time of the year."

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