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Taft

, William Howard 1857-1930.
The 27th president of the United States (1909-1913), whose term was marked by antitrust activity and passage of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act (1909), which caused a rift in the Republican Party. He later served as the chief justice of the US Supreme Court (1921-1930).
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Taft

(tæft)
n
(Biography) William Howard. 1857–1930, US statesman; 27th president of the US (1909–13)
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Taft

(tæft)

n.
1. Lorado, 1860–1936, U.S. sculptor.
2. William Howard, 1857–1930, 27th president of the U.S. 1909–13.
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Noun1.Taft - United States sculptor (1860-1936)Taft - United States sculptor (1860-1936)  
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"Hello, Taft," the short man said, with insolent familiarity.
(Among the bayfarers he had gained the nickname of "The Centipede" on account of his long arms.) "Hello, Taft," he repeated, with the same touch of insolence.
Taft, but we jes' wish you wouldn't insinuate that them oysters is yours an' that we're thieves an' robbers till you can prove the goods."
Before the first stroke had died away, Sandy Jim had loosed his plane and was reaching his jacket; Wiry Ben had left a screw half driven in, and thrown his screwdriver into his tool-basket; Mum Taft, who, true to his name, had kept silence throughout the previous conversation, had flung down his hammer as he was in the act of lifting it; and Seth, too, had straightened his back, and was putting out his hand towards his paper cap.
Seth looked a little conscious, and began to be slower in his preparations for going, but Mum Taft broke silence, and said, "Aye, aye, Adam lad, ye talk like a young un.
Taft, who was always counting stitches and gathered her information in misleading fragments caught between the rows of her knitting, had got it into her head that Mr.
But with Taft the telephone became again the common avenue of conversation.