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

  Tack \Tack\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tacked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tacking.] [Cf. OD. tacken to touch, take, seize, fix, akin
     to E. take. See Tack a small nail.]
     1. To fasten or attach. "In hopes of getting some commendam
        tacked to their sees." --Swift.
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              And tacks the center to the sphere.   --Herbert.
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     2. Especially, to attach or secure in a slight or hasty
        manner, as by stitching or nailing; as, to tack together
        the sheets of a book; to tack one piece of cloth to
        another; to tack on a board or shingle; to tack one piece
        of metal to another by drops of solder.
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     3. In parliamentary usage, to add (a supplement) to a bill;
        to append; -- often with on or to; as, to tack on a
        non-germane appropriation to a bill. --Macaulay.
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     4. (Naut.) To change the direction of (a vessel) when sailing
        closehauled, by putting the helm alee and shifting the
        tacks and sails so that she will proceed to windward
        nearly at right angles to her former course.
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     Note: In tacking, a vessel is brought to point at first
           directly to windward, and then so that the wind will
           blow against the other side.
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