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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAILORING

We had all to take to tailoring, sewing, mending, and cobbling.

The father of one had amassed a handsome fortune in the tailoring business.

And Polly declares there was never a year when the tailoring cost so little.

This is what seems to have happened in the tailoring industry of England.

The movements of these creatures are as comical as their specimens of tailoring.

One night, at last, the master said to me: You have no talent for tailoring.

She had not made a skilful job of her tailoring but it would serve.

Printing, tailoring, blacksmithing, and painting are taught.

"I find I have a natural gift at tailoring," cried Mrs. Miles.

We thus find that while the average in tailoring workshops is 14s.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French tailour, Old French tailleor "tailor," literally "a cutter," from tailler "to cut," from Medieval Latin taliator vestium "a cutter of clothes," from Late Latin taliare "to split," from Latin talea "a slender stick, rod, staff, a cutting, twig," on the notion of a piece of a plant cut for grafting.

Possible cognates include Sanskrit talah "wine palm," Old Lithuanian talokas "a young girl," Greek talis "a marriageable girl" (for sense, cf. slip of a girl, twiggy), Etruscan Tholna, name of the goddess of youth.

Tailor-made first recorded 1832 (in a figurative sense); originally "heavy and plain," as of women's garments made by a tailor rather than a dress-maker.

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