Part of speech: noun

A small mountain lake.

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Usage examples "tarn":

  1. All in all, it was a curious and pretty sight,- this tiny tarn filled with ferns instead of water,- one worth going a good distance to see, and sure to attract the notice of the least observant traveler. - "Birds in the Bush", Bradford Torrey.
  2. She pointed me the very track by which Andrew King must have brought her home, by which the King of the Wood swept her out on the wings of his wrath; she named the tarn where once she dwelt as the spirit of a tree. - "Lore of Proserpine", Maurice Hewlett.
  3. Be manes iv it we tarn whether th' inimy cud sneak into Boston afther dark without annywan seein' thim an' anchor in Boston common. - "Observations by Mr. Dooley", Finley Peter Dunne.