Thomas, c1505–85, English organist and composer, especially of church music.
Also, Tallys, Talys.
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tallis or tallith (ˈtɑlis, tɑˈlit)
Judaism a fringed shawl worn by Jewish men during morning prayers
[from Hebrew, literally: a cover]
tallith or tallith
[from Hebrew, literally: a cover]

Tallis (ˈtælɪs)
Thomas. ?1505--85, English composer and organist; noted for his music for the Anglican liturgy

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prayer shawl worn by male Jews during the daily morning service (shaharit); it is also worn by the leader of the service during the afternoon service (minha). On Yom Kippur, males wear it for all five services and on Tisha be-Av only during the afternoon service

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