King James Dictionary
TALL, a. Eng. dally L. tollo.
1. High in stature long and comparatively slender applied to a person, or to a standing tree, mast or pole. Tall always refers to something erect, and of which the diameter is small in proportion to the highth. We say, a tall man or woman, a tall boy for his age a tall tree, a tall pole, a tall mast but we never say, a tall house or a tall mountain. The application of the word to a palace or its shadow, in Waller, is now improper.
Dark shadows cast, and as his palace tall.
2. Sturdy lusty bold. Unusual.
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