Synonyms for tattoos

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How much did yer say it would corst to take them tattoos orf?

Parole I rather think is Dutch, and has something to do with the tattoos of the garrisons.

They had their tattoos with that phrase, All for one, one for all, pricked on their backs.

The design of these tattoos is meant to be, but is seldom, symmetrical.

I thought it best to send three tattoos and a march instead of four marches, although the former can be used as marches.

To-day I give the lacking two tattoos and the fourth grand march to the post.

Up to 1874, when the letter was made public, only one of the Tattoos had been printed.

These were the three Tattoos which Beethoven sent to Peters, who, however, did not publish them.

In the tattoos the lozenge pattern and bands are the two more commonly used.

I saw very plainly that this was their bhil; one by one they began to forsake their tattoos and collect.

WORD ORIGIN

"signal," 1680s, "signal calling soldiers or sailors to quarters at night," earlier tap-to (1644, in order of Col. Hutchinson to garrison of Nottingham), from Dutch taptoe, from tap "faucet of a cask" (see tap (n.1)) + toe "shut." So called because police used to visit taverns in the evening to shut off the taps of casks. Transferred sense of "drumbeat" is recorded from 1755. Hence, Devil's tattoo "action of idly drumming fingers in irritation or impatience" (1803).

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