Definition of Tacksmen

1. Noun. (plural of tacksman) ¹



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Definition of Tacksmen

1. tacksman [n] - See also: tacksman

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tacksmen

tacking up
tackings
tackle fall
tackle twill
tackled
tackler
tacklers
tackles
tackless
tackling
tacklings
tacks
tacks up
tacksman
tacksmen (current term)
tacky
tacnode
tacnodes
taco salad
taco sauce
tacolike
taconic
taconite
taconites
tacops
tacos
tacrine
tacrines

Literary usage of Tacksmen

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1. Observations on the Present State of the Highlands of Scotland: With a View by Thomas Douglas Selkirk (1805)
"The tacksmen (as the holders of such large farms were termed) were considered nearly in the same ... Besides this, the tacksmen, holding their lands from ..."

2. The History of the Kirk of Scotland by David Calderwood (1844)
"... that the constant platt for planting of everie particular kirk was hindered by the tacksmen, who have the whole tithes in their hands, and refuse to ..."

3. The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland by Scotland Privy Council (1904)
"He has neglected on some necessary occasions to set down a formal taxed roll for his relief at the hands of the sub-tacksmen and possessors of the said ..."

4. Extracts from the Records of the Royal Burgh of Stirling by Stirling (Stirling, Scotland), Stirling (Scotland), Robert Renwick (1889)
"... of James Dick and Andrew Thomson, tacksmen of the customes the bridge and ... as was given to such tacksmen in other ..."

5. Decisions of the Court of Session: From the Year 1733 to the Year 1754 ...by Scotland Court of Session, Patrick Grant Elchies, William Maxwell Morison by Scotland Court of Session, Patrick Grant Elchies, William Maxwell Morison (1813)
"tacksmen of EDINBURGH IMPOST against GILCHRIST. WINE, &c. imported into Edinburgh for sale and there sold, is liable to the town's impost, to whomsoever ..."

6. A Short History of the Scottish Highlands and Isles by William Cook Mackenzie (1906)
"... Highlands—The rent-roll of a chief—Mutual dependence—tacksmen—Congestion relieved by war and famine—Erroneous views of the Highlanders' pugnacity—Raids ..."

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