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

  Tax \Tax\, n. [F. taxe, fr. taxer to tax, L. taxare to touch,
     sharply, to feel, handle, to censure, value, estimate, fr.
     tangere, tactum, to touch. See Tangent, and cf. Task,
     Taste.]
     1. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed
        by authority. Specifically: 
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        (a) A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for
            the support of a government.
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                  A farmer of taxes is, of all creditors,
                  proverbially the most rapacious.  --Macaulay.
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        (b) Especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon
            polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax; a
            window tax; a tax on carriages, and the like.
  
     Note: Taxes are annual or perpetual, direct or
           indirect, etc.
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        (c) A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society
            to defray its expenses.
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     2. A task exacted from one who is under control; a
        contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed
        upon a subject.
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     3. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy
        tax on time or health.
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     4. Charge; censure. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
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     5. A lesson to be learned; a task. [Obs.] --Johnson.
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     Tax cart, a spring cart subject to a low tax. [Eng.]
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     Syn: Impost; tribute; contribution; duty; toll; rate;
          assessment; exaction; custom; demand.
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