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I say, Tad Murray, what's made you so late with your cows this morning?

Tell you what, Tad, Whip's the best dog in the world for rabbits.

"Tad" Simpson was known to be deep in Congressman Atkins's confidence.

I say that to you, Tad Simpson, and to the man—to whoever put you up to this.

It was practically a repetition of his reply to Tad Simpson that morning.

Only I'm always suspicious when Tad pats Providence on the back.

And any rap Heman or Tad could give him would only make him fight harder.

Don't let your love for Tad Simpson lead you into talkin' too much.

He wants it both for himself and for his nephew, Tad Sobber.

He had been something of a bully, although not as bad as Tad Sobber.

WORD ORIGIN

1877, "young or small child," probably a shortened form of tadpole, which is said to be the source of Tad as the nickname of U.S. President Lincoln's son Thomas (1853–1871). The extended meaning "small amount" is first recorded 1915.

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