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tack

the degree of stickiness of an adhesive required to affix a therapeutic foreign substance such as a transdermal delivery device to the skin.

tack

abbreviation for tackle; a horseman's word for saddlery and gear generally.
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So the tailor took his needle, and with a few large stitches put some of the planks together; and he sat down upon these, and sailed about and gathered up all pieces of the boat; and then tacked them together so quickly that the boat was soon ready, and they then reached the ship and got home safe.
Then we have another weird neighbor, who printed a beautiful sign in English and tacked it on the door of his cabin, which we have preempted, warning us to destroy none of his belongings, and signing himself "Tarzan of the Apes.
I wished to reach you without loss of time, and I did what people will do in politics, or on the sea when the wind is against them, -- I tacked.
Tacked on the wall, between the signal locker and the billiard rules, was the code itself, by which he verified the signal before making answer.
The schooner went on, but the Moongleam trader ashore offered a thousand sticks, and to him Mauki was brought by the bushmen with a year and eight months tacked on to his account.
We in the salmon boat, sailing close on the wind, tacked about and crossed the ship's bow.