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n. (Bot.) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus). Tang sparrow (Zool.), the rock pipit.

 - n. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask. Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position.

Specifically: -(a) The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle. (b) The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock. (c) The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened. (d) The tongue of a buckle.

 - n. A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.

 - vb. To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring. To tang bees, to cause a swarm of bees to settle, by beating metal to make a din.

 - vb. To make a ringing sound; to ring.

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