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Tait \Tait\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A small nocturnal and arboreal Australian marsupial ( Tarsipes rostratus) about the size of a mouse. It has a long muzzle, a long tongue, and very few teeth, and feeds upon honey and insects. Called also noolbenger.


n. The honey possum (''Tarsipes rostratus'').


Tait may refer to:

  • Tait (band), an American Christian rock band formed by Michael Tait
  • Tait (train), a type of train that operated in and near Melbourne, Australia
  • Tait or Honey possum, a small marsupial (mammal) of Australia
  • Tait Communications, a radio communications company
  • Tait Glacier, a glacier on James Ross Island, Antarctica
  • Tait River, a river in Minnesota, United States
Tait (band)

Tait was a Christian rock band formed by Michael Tait, one of the members of dc Talk and the lead singer of Newsboys since 2010.

Tait (surname)

Tait is a Scottish surname. The origins of the name can be traced back as far as 1100.

Notable persons with that surname include:

  • Alan Tait (born 1964), Scottish rugby player and coach
  • Alasdair Tait, British cellist and teacher
  • Alex Tait (disambiguation), several persons
  • Alice Tait (born 1986), Australian swimmer
  • Angus Tait (1919–2007), New Zealand businessman
  • Ashley Tait (born 1975), British ice hockey player
  • Archibald Tait (1811–1882), English archbishop
  • Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819–1905), American artist
  • Barry Tait (born 1938), English footballer
  • Blyth Tait (born 1961), New Zealand equestrian
  • Campbell Tait (1886–1946), British naval officer colonial governor
  • Cecilia Tait (born 1962), Peruvian volleyball player and politician
  • Charles Tait (born 1835), American politician
  • Charles Tait (film director) (1868–1933), Australian film director
  • Chris Tait, Canadian singer–songwriter and producer
  • David M. Tait (born 1947), Scottish airline executive
  • David Tait (born 1987), English rugby union player
  • Douglas Tait (disambiguation), several persons
  • Edward Joseph Tait (1878–1948), Australian theatrical entrepreneur
  • Eric Tait (born 1951), English football player and manager
  • George Tait (1858–1882), English footballer
  • Gerald Tait (1866–1938), Scottish sailor
  • Glen Tait, Canadian politician
  • Gordon Tait (1912–1999), British architect
  • Gregor Tait (born 1979), Scottish swimmer
  • Frederick Guthrie Tait (1870–1900), Scottish soldier and amateur golfer
  • James Tait (disambiguation), several persons
  • Jason Tait, Canadian musician
  • Jessie Tait (1928–2010), English ceramic designer
  • Jock Tait (1886–1945), Scottish cricketer
  • Joe Tait (born 1937), American sports broadcaster
  • John Tait (disambiguation), several persons
  • John Guthrie Tait (1861–1945), Scottish educator and international rugby player
  • Jordan Tait (born 1979), English footballer
  • Katharine Tait (born 1923), British writer
  • Lawson Tait (1845–1899), Scottish gynecologist
  • Luke Tait (born 1981), Canadian rugby union player
  • Margaret Tait (1918–1999), Scottish film maker and poet
  • Mathew Tait (born 1986), English rugby union player
  • Melanie Tait, Australian radio broadcaster, playwright and author
  • Melbourne McTaggart Tait (1842–1917), Canadian lawyer and judge
  • Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, New Zealand politician and activist
  • Michael Tait (born 1966), American musician
  • Mick Tait (born 1956), English footballer and manager
  • Nancy Tait (1920–2009), English activist
  • Nevin Tait (1876–1961), Australian concert promoter and film producer
  • Norman Tait (born 1941), Canadian artist and totem pole carver
  • Paul Tait (disambiguation), several persons
  • Percy Tait (born 1929), British motorcycle road racer and tester
  • Peter Tait (disambiguation), several persons
  • Richard Tait, British journalist and academic
  • Robert Tait (disambiguation), several persons
  • Robin Tait (1940–1984), New Zealand discus thrower
  • Roger Tait, New Zealand rugby league player
  • Sarah Tait (1983–2016), Australian rower
  • Shaun Tait (born 1983), Australian cricketer
  • Sylvia Tait, Canadian painter
  • Thomas Tait (disambiguation), several persons
  • Timothy M.P. Tait, Canadian/American physicist
  • Tommy Tait (disambiguation), several persons
  • Victor Hubert Tait (1892–1988), Canadian soldier and airman
  • William Tait (disambiguation), several persons
Tait (train)

The Tait trains were a wooden bodied Electric Multiple Unit train that operated on the suburban railway network of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. They were introduced in 1910 by the Victorian Railways as steam locomotive hauled cars, and converted to electric traction from 1919 when the Melbourne electrification project was underway. The trains derived their name from Sir Thomas James Tait, the chairman of commissioners of the Victorian Railways from 1903 to 1910. The first cars were built during 1909 with the last entering service in 1951.

The trains were initially known as "Sliding Door" trains, as opposed to the Swing Door then in service. They were later known as "Reds" or "Red rattlers" from the 1950s when the blue-painted Harris trains were introduced.

Usage examples of "tait".

Robertson, Rizzoli, Tait, Hamilton, Brodie, Denis, Dickie, Goyrand, and many others mention extroversion of viscera from parietal defects.

CHAPTER IV DREAMS AND WAKINGS The incomparable Lucy Tait was still but a star to be adored in her distant heaven when I went away from Little Arcady to learn some things not taught in the faded brick schoolhouse.

Storer, Clay, Tait, and the British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review report cases in which menstruation took place with neither uterus nor ovary.

However, almost immediately after "he was fund be the burrow officers, quha went about him stranglit and hangit be the cruik of the dur, with ane tait of hemp (or a string maid of hemp, supposed to haif been his garters, or string of his bonnet) not above the length of two span long, hi kneyis not being from the grund half ane span, and was brocht out of the hous, his lyf not being so layt expellit: but notwithstanding of quhat-somever meines usit to the contrair for remeid of his lyf, he revievit not, but so endit his lyf miserable by the help of the devill his maister.

Tait acquiesced in a voice that was neither cold nor cordial, and Qwilleran could imagine the crimping of the mouth that accompanied it.

Tait shuffled through the photographs, crimping the corners of his mouth and breathing heavily.

For a few seconds he hesitated over the Tait file from the Library - a bulky envelope of old society notes, obsolete business news, and obituaries.

This might well go down on my permanent record, something my elementary school principal had threatened me with every time I fled school with Jimmy Tait in the fifth and sixth grades.

He had been too mild a man, and at the time I had regarded his words as a sort of epitaph to his mismanagement of Southly Tait.