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 (tăl′ĭs), Thomas 1505-1585.
English composer who provided some of the first musical settings of Anglican liturgical texts, helping to define the English style in church music.


also tal·lis  (tä′lĭs, tä-lēt′)
n. pl. tal·lits or tal·li·tot (tä-lē′tôt, -tôs, -lā′-) also tal·lis·es also tal·li·sim (tä-lē′sĭm, -lā′-) Judaism
A shawl with ritually knotted tassels at each of four corners traditionally worn by Jewish men and boys, especially at morning prayer. Also called prayer shawl.

[Mishnaic Hebrew ṭallît, cover, from Hebrew ṭillēl, to cover, from Aramaic ṭallel, from ṭəlāl, shade; see ṯ̣ll in Semitic roots.]
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(ˈtɑlis) or


(Judaism) Judaism a fringed shawl worn by Jewish men during morning prayers
[from Hebrew, literally: a cover]


(Biography) Thomas. ?1505–85, English composer and organist; noted for his music for the Anglican liturgy
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(ˈtæl ɪs)
Thomas, c1505–85, English organist and composer.
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Noun1.Tallis - English organist and composer of church and secular music; was granted a monopoly in music printing with William Byrd (1505-1585)
2.Tallis - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each cornertallis - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
shawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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The night before, I had unfurled my great-grandfather's tallis across my parents' dining room table in New York City.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Tallis Obed Moses of the Republic of Vanuatu on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is being marked today, July 30th.
Simon John Tallis, from Halifax, was left with a PS6,000 bill after council officers said he broke legislation that prevented the risk of Foot and Mouth A court heard how inspectors visited his farm in October last year and "found a large number of sandwiches containing meat products on site", along with "equipment to feed the sandwiches to animals."
The project at the 1,700-pupil Thomas Tallis School in Kidbrooke, South East London, was stopped after protests.
Billy Tallis in AnandTech: "So far, Intel has only started shipping the 375GB Optane SSD DC P4800X to select customers, and they have not released detailed specifications for the larger capacities that will ship later this year."
The first motet is "If Ye Love Me" by English composer Thomas Tallis. This motet was probably composed around 1560 for performance at the Elizabethan Royal Court where Tallis was employed.
Tallis was also Rodgerson was bailed pending sentence on April 27.Tallis was also granted bail and will stand trial on May 12, 2015.
Flemeth, Tallis, the Warden and Champion of Kirkwall may get some interesting cameos by fall of 2014.
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Gatland also took the time to catch up with a family friend, Tallis Karaitiana, who has joined the RGC set-up from Hamilton Boys School.
Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis, and the Misrepresentation of Humanity, by Raymond Tallis, paperback, 388 pp.