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

  Tall \Tall\, a. [Compar. Taller; superl. Tallest.] [OE. tal
     seemly, elegant, docile (?); of uncertain origin; cf. AS.
     un-tala, un-tale, bad, Goth. untals indocile, disobedient,
     uninstructed, or W. & Corn. tal high, Ir. talla meet, fit,
     proper, just.]
     1. High in stature; having a considerable, or an unusual,
        extension upward; long and comparatively slender; having
        the diameter or lateral extent small in proportion to the
        height; as, a tall person, tree, or mast.
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              Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall. --Milton.
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     2. Brave; bold; courageous. [Obs.]
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              As tall a trencherman
              As e'er demolished a pye fortification. --Massinger.
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              His companions, being almost in despair of victory,
              were suddenly recomforted by Sir William Stanley,
              which came to succors with three thousand tall men.
                                                    --Grafton.
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     3. Fine; splendid; excellent; also, extravagant; excessive.
        [Obs. or Slang] --B. Jonson.
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     Syn: High; lofty.
  
     Usage: Tall, High, Lofty. High is the generic term, and
            is applied to anything which is elevated or raised
            above another thing. Tall specifically describes that
            which has a small diameter in proportion to its
            height; hence, we speak of a tall man, a tall steeple,
            a tall mast, etc., but not of a tall hill. Lofty has a
            special reference to the expanse above us, and denotes
            an imposing height; as, a lofty mountain; a lofty
            room. Tall is now properly applied only to physical
            objects; high and lofty have a moral acceptation; as,
            high thought, purpose, etc.; lofty aspirations; a
            lofty genius. Lofty is the stronger word, and is
            usually coupled with the grand or admirable.
            [1913 Webster] Tallage

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tall
      adj 1: great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall
             people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
             [ant: little, short]
      2: lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one never
         really realizes what he is saying" [syn: grandiloquent,
         magniloquent, tall]
      3: impressively difficult; "a tall order"
      4: too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story" [syn:
         improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)]
      n 1: a garment size for a tall person

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "tall":
     Gongoresque, Johnsonian, a bit thick, a bit thin, a mile long,
     absurd, affected, altitudinous, bedizened, beyond belief, big,
     big-sounding, bombastic, bumper, colossal, considerable,
     convoluted, declamatory, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable,
     elevated, euphuistic, exaggerated, extensive, extravagant,
     far-flung, far-reaching, fargoing, flamboyant, flaming, flashy,
     flaunting, fulsome, gangling, gangly, garish, gassy, gaudy, giant,
     gigantic, goodly, grand, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant,
     great, hard of belief, hard to believe, healthy, high,
     high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-reaching,
     high-sounding, high-swelling, highfalutin, highfaluting, huge,
     implausible, improbable, inconceivable, incredible, inflated,
     inkhorn, interminable, labyrinthine, lank, lanky, large,
     large-scale, leggy, lengthy, lexiphanic, lofty, long, long-legged,
     longish, longsome, lurid, magniloquent, man-sized, meretricious,
     no end of, not deserving belief, numerous, open to doubt,
     open to suspicion, orotund, ostentatious, outrageous, overblown,
     overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overwrought, passing belief,
     pedantic, pompous, preposterous, pretentious, problematic,
     questionable, rangy, rhetorical, ridiculous, sensational,
     sensationalistic, sententious, sesquipedal, sesquipedalian, showy,
     sizable, sky-high, skyscraping, soaring, sonorous,
     staggering belief, statuesque, steep, stilted, substantial,
     suspect, suspicious, swollen, thick, thin, tidy, tortuous,
     towering, unbelievable, unconvincing, unearthly, ungodly,
     unimaginable, unthinkable, unworthy of belief, windy,
     without end
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  TALL
  
      TAC List Language.
  
     ["TALL - A List Processor for the Philco 2000", J. Feldman,
     CACM 5(9):484-485 (Sep 1962)].
  
     (1995-03-01)
  

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