A short while back I sang the praises of the feast in the open—the feast of your own kill, tanged with the wood smoke.
On his face he felt a brisk spray, and the air was tanged with salt.
Instead the rich vigor of the brine subtends them and bears them, tanged with salt, to our deeper delectation.
The derivation of this form of spear-head from the so-called Arreton Down type of tanged blade is now admitted.
mid-14c., "serpent's tongue" (thought to be a stinging organ), later "sharp extension of a metal blade" (1680s), from Old Norse tangi "spit of land, pointed metal tool," perhaps related to tunga "tongue" (see tongue). Figurative sense of "a sharp taste" is first recorded mid-15c.; that of "suggestion, trace" is from 1590s. The fish (1734) so called for their spines.
To beat someone severely; thrash: Fetch me my gin, son, 'fore I tan your hide
[1670+; fr the making of a hide into leather by tanning]