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His real name was Li, and he belonged to the ruling Tang dynasty.

IN the days of the Tang dynasty there lived a certain count in the camp at Ludschou.

Li Dsing had an old friend, a companion of the Prince of Tang.

There was a snap and tang in the breeze which braced one like a tonic.

Then there is an inspiration in the wide expanse, a snap and tang and joy in the air.

It has the tang of the soil as well as the savour of the blood.

Oh, then, but the garden rangWith laughter and joy—ting, tang!

But now Jim could feel the tang of the salt wind upon his face.

If the tang should be of the same hardness it would readily break.

He found the air cool and crisp, with a tang of ozone assailing his nostrils.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "serpent's tongue" (thought to be a stinging organ), later "sharp extension of a metal blade" (1680s), from Old Norse tangi "spit of land, pointed metal tool," perhaps related to tunga "tongue" (see tongue). Figurative sense of "a sharp taste" is first recorded mid-15c.; that of "suggestion, trace" is from 1590s. The fish (1734) so called for their spines.

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