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tass

(tæs) or

tassie

n
1. a cup, goblet, or glass
2. the contents of such a vessel
[C15: from Old French tasse cup, from Arabic tassah basin, from Persian tast]

Tass

(tæs)
n
(Historical Terms) (formerly) the principal news agency of the Soviet Union: replaced in 1992 by Itar Tass
[T(elegrafnoye) A(genstvo) S(ovetskovo) S(oyuza) Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union]
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Tass

 a heap; a small cup, hence, its contents; a pile.
Examples: tass of the bodies dead, 1386; of brandy, 1818; of cherry brandy, 1859; of corn, 1440; of hay, 1887; of tea, 1825; of wine, 1583.
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