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1. (Biography) Latin name Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, fifth legendary king of Rome (616–578 bc)
2. (Biography) Latin name Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, seventh and last legendary king of Rome (534–510 bc)
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(ˈtɑr kwɪn)

either of two semilegendary Etruscan kings of Rome, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, ruled 616–578 b.c., or Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, ruled 534–510 b.c.
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Noun1.Tarquin - according to legend, the seventh and last Etruscan king of Rome who was expelled for his cruelty (reigned from 534 to 510 BC)Tarquin - according to legend, the seventh and last Etruscan king of Rome who was expelled for his cruelty (reigned from 534 to 510 BC)
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an eagle flew thrice round Tarquin's head, removing his cap to replace it, and thereupon Tanaquil, his wife, declared that Tarquin would be king of Rome.
"Art thou come, by chance, cruel basilisk of these mountains, to see if in thy presence blood will flow from the wounds of this wretched being thy cruelty has robbed of life; or is it to exult over the cruel work of thy humours that thou art come; or like another pitiless Nero to look down from that height upon the ruin of his Rome in embers; or in thy arrogance to trample on this ill-fated corpse, as the ungrateful daughter trampled on her father Tarquin's?
Another observed that the love of tulips agreed perfectly well with that of politics, and that it was proved in history that many very dangerous men were engaged in gardening, just as if it had been their profession, whilst really they occupied themselves with perfectly different concerns; witness Tarquin the Elder, who grew poppies at Gabii, and the Great Conde, who watered his carnations at the dungeon of Vincennes at the very moment when the former meditated his return to Rome, and the latter his escape from prison.
As Cornelius van Baerle was concerned in the growing of tulips and in the pursuit of politics at one and the same time, the prisoner is of hybrid character, of an amphibious organisation, working with equal ardour at politics and at tulips, which proves him to belong to the class of men most dangerous to public tranquillity, and shows a certain, or rather a complete, analogy between his character and that of those master minds of which Tarquin the Elder and the Great Conde have been felicitously quoted as examples."
So Lucretia Was found by Tarquin. So, perchance, Lucretia Waited for Tarquin.
The magistrate, harassed and fatigued, had descended to the garden of his house, and in a gloomy mood, similar to that in which Tarquin lopped off the tallest poppies, he began knocking off with his cane the long and dying branches of the rose-trees, which, placed along the avenue, seemed like the spectres of the brilliant flowers which had bloomed in the past season.
Haven't I heard of your doings, sir, with Lord Tarquin, Captain Crawley of the Guards, the Honourable Mr.
The 1979 festival was a memorable one for O'Grady and O'Neill as 24 hours before Hard Tarquin's triumph the pair had combined to win the Galway Plate with Hindhope.
In the last nine days they have been out to the area three times, the latest being to Tarquin Close on Sunday evening.
June 16, 1949 Alycidon proved himself the greatest stayer of the post-war era in an epoch-making Ascot Gold Cup by trouncing the favourite and reigning champion Black Tarquin, who had beaten him in the previous year's St Leger.
She was climbing trees with friends when she lost her grip and fell down the embankment at the back of Tarquin Close, Willenhall.
The inappropriate name given to an exclusive polo events club launched by model Jodie Kidd and her boyfriend Tarquin Southwell.