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Tattoo meaning

tattoo - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. a drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters
  2. 2. A beat of drum, or sound of a trumpet or bugle, at night, giving notice to soldiers to retreat, or to repair to their quarters in garrison, or to their tents in camp.
  3. 3. To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or figures which can not be washed out.
  4. 4. An indelible mark or figure made by puncturing the skin and introducing some pigment into the punctures; -- a mode of ornamentation practiced by various barbarous races, both in ancient and modern times, and also by some among civilized nations, especially by sailors.
  5. 5. A mark so made.
  6. 6. Drum- beat or bugle call to summon soldiers to their quarters at night.
  7. 7. To mark the skin with figures by pricking in some coloring matter.

tattoo - examples of usage

  1. There, in the long, empty days and sleepless nights, the " why" of things played in and out of his brain like a devil’ s tattoo.
  2. " Not a solitary one, as sure as you live," answered Richard, as he took up his knife and fork and began to beat a tattoo on his plate.
  3. Then she fell back in a burst of frenzied hysterical laughter, and despite the fact that two men held her down, the tattoo made by the tapping of her feet could be heard all over the building.
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