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 for tailor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silversides \Sil"ver*sides`\, n. (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of small fishes of the family
     Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along each side of the
     body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia
     notata) is very abundant. Called also silverside, sand
     smelt, friar, tailor, and tinker.
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     Brook silversides (Zool.), a small fresh-water North
        American fish ({Labadesthes sicculus) related to the
        marine silversides.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tailor \Tai"lor\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tailored; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Tailoring.]
     To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a
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           These tailoring artists for our lays
           Invent cramped rules.                    --M. Green.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tailor \Tai"lor\, n. [OF. tailleor, F. tailleur, fr. OF.
     taillier, F. tailler to cut, fr. L. talea a rod, stick, a
     cutting, layer for planting. Cf. Detail, Entail,
     Retail, Tally, n.]
     1. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's
        garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer
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              Well said, good woman's tailor . . . I would thou
              wert a man's tailor.                  --Shak.
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     2. (Zool.)
        (a) The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring.
        (b) The silversides.
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     3. (Zool.) The goldfish. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Salt-water tailor (Zool.), the bluefish. [Local, U. S.]
     Tailor bird (Zool.), any one of numerous species of small
        Asiatic and East Indian singing birds belonging to
        Orthotomus, Prinia, and allied genera. They are noted
        for the skill with which they sew leaves together to form
        nests. The common Indian species are Orthotomus
        longicauda, which has the back, scapulars, and upper tail
        coverts yellowish green, and the under parts white; and
        the golden-headed tailor bird ({Orthotomus coronatus),
        which has the top of the head golden yellow and the back
        and wings pale olive-green.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person whose occupation is making and altering garments
           [syn: tailor, seamster, sartor]
      v 1: adjust to a specific need or market; "a magazine oriented
           towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your
           surroundings" [syn: tailor, orient]
      2: style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress" [syn:
         cut, tailor]
      3: create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a
         suit by next week?" [syn: sew, tailor, tailor-make]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "tailor":
     accommodate, accord, accustom, adapt, adjust, adjust to, alter,
     assimilate, attune, block out, busheler, bushelman, carve, cast,
     change, chisel, clothier, conform, convert, coordinate, costumier,
     couturier, create, cut, cut to, dovetail, dressmaker, efform,
     equalize, fashion, figure, fit, fitter, fix, forge, form,
     formalize, found, frame, furrier, garmentmaker, gear to, harmonize,
     hew, homologate, homologize, key to, knead, knock out, lay out,
     lick into shape, make plumb, make uniform, measure, mint, model,
     modify, modiste, mold, mould, needle, needleman, needler,
     needlewoman, needleworker, outfitter, proportion, put in tune,
     quadrate, reconcile, rectify, regulate, right, rough out,
     roughcast, roughhew, sartor, sculpt, sculpture, seamster,
     seamstress, sempster, set, set right, sew, sew up, sewer, shape,
     shape up, similarize, square, stamp, stitch, stretch, style, suit,
     sync, synchronize, tailleur, tailoress, thermoform, trim to, true,
     true up, tune, work

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