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a woolen or worsted cloth woven with stripes of different colors and widths crossing at right angles, worn chiefly by the Scottish Highlanders, each clan having its own distinctive plaid.
a design of such a plaid known by the name of the clan wearing it.
any plaid.
of, relating to, or resembling tartan.
made of tartan.

a design of straight lines, crossing at right angles to give a chequered appearance, esp the distinctive design or designs associated with each Scottish clan: the Buchanan tartan
(as modifier): a tartan kilt

a woollen fabric or garment with this design
the tartan, Highland dress
a single-masted vessel used in the Mediterranean, usually with a lateen sail

A simple language proposed to meet the Ironman requirements.
[“TARTAN – Language Design for the Ironman Requirements: Reference Manual”, Mary Shaw et al, SIGPLAN Notices 13(9):36-58 (Sep 1978)].

an Assyrian word, meaning “the commander-in-chief.” (1.) One of Sennacherib’s messengers to Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:17). (2.) One of Sargon’s generals (Isa. 20:1).


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