Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Tetter-totter noun [ See Teeter .] A certain game of children; seesaw; -- called also titter- totter , and titter-cum-totter .

Tetterous adjective Having the character of, or pertaining to, tetter.

Tetterwort noun (Botany) A plant used as a remedy for tetter, -- in England the calendine, in America the bloodroot.

Tettigonian noun [ Greek ..., dim. of ... a kind of grasshopper.] (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of Hemiptera belonging to Tettigonia and allied genera; a leaf hopper.

Tettish adjective [ Confer Testy .] Captious; testy. [ Written also teatish .] [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.

Tettix noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a kind of grasshopper.]
1. (Zoology) The cicada. [ Obsolete or R.]

2. (Zoology) A genus of small grasshoppers.

Tetty adjective Testy; irritable. [ Obsolete] Burton.

Teufit noun (Zoology) The lapwing; -- called also teuchit . [ Prov. Eng.]

Teuk noun (Zoology) The redshank. [ Prov. Eng.]

Teuton noun ; plural English Teutons , Latin Teutones . [ Latin Teutones , Teutoni , the name of a Germanic people, probably akin to English Dutch . Confer Dutch .]
1. One of an ancient German tribe; later, a name applied to any member of the Germanic race in Europe; now used to designate a German, Dutchman, Scandinavian, etc., in distinction from a Celt or one of a Latin race.

2. A member of the Teutonic branch of the Indo- European, or Aryan, family.

Teutonic adjective [ Latin Teutonicus , from Teutoni , or Teutones . See Teuton .]
1. Of or pertaining to the Teutons, esp. the ancient Teutons; Germanic.

2. Of or pertaining to any of the Teutonic languages, or the peoples who speak these languages.

Teutonic languages , a group of languages forming a division of the Indo-European, or Aryan, family, and embracing the High German, Low German, Gothic, and Scandinavian dialects and languages. - - Teutonic order , a military religious order of knights, established toward the close of the twelfth century, in imitation of the Templars and Hospitalers, and composed chiefly of Teutons, or Germans. The order rapidly increased in numbers and strength till it became master of all Prussia, Livonia, and Pomerania. In its decay it was abolished by Napoleon; but it has been revived as an honorary order.

Teutonic noun The language of the ancient Germans; the Teutonic languages, collectively.

Teutonicism noun A mode of speech peculiar to the Teutons; a Teutonic idiom, phrase, or expression; a Teutonic mode or custom; a Germanism.

Tew transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tewed ; present participle & verbal noun Tewing .] [ Middle English tewen , tawen . √64. See Taw , v. ]
1. To prepare by beating or working, as leather or hemp; to taw.

2. Hence, to beat; to scourge; also, to pull about; to maul; to tease; to vex. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

Tew intransitive verb To work hard; to strive; to fuse. [ Local]

Tew transitive verb [ Confer Taw to tow, Tow , transitive verb ] To tow along, as a vessel. [ Obsolete] Drayton.

Tew noun A rope or chain for towing a boat; also, a cord; a string. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]

Tewan noun (Ethnol.) A tribe of American Indians including many of the Pueblos of New Mexico and adjacent regions.

Tewed adjective Fatigued; worn with labor or hardship. [ Obsolete or Local] Mir. for Mag.

Tewel noun [ Middle English tuel , Old French tuiel , tuel , French tuyau ; of Teutonic origin; confer Danish tud , Dutch tuit , Prov. German zaute . Confer Tuyère .]
1. A pipe, funnel, or chimney, as for smoke. Chaucer.

2. The tuyère of a furnace.

Tewhit noun (Zoology) The lapwing; -- called also teewheep . [ Prov. Eng.]

Tewtaw transitive verb [ See Tew , transitive verb ] To beat; to break, as flax or hemp. [ Obsolete] Mortimer.

Texas noun A structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot house, officers' cabins, etc. [ Western U. S.] Knight.

Texas Leaguer [ From the Texas (baseball) League.] (Baseball) A short fly that falls too far out to be handled by an infielder and too close in to be caught by an outfielder. [ Cant]

Text (tĕkst) noun [ French texte , Latin textus , texture, structure, context, from texere , textum , to weave, construct, compose; confer Greek te`ktwn carpenter, Sanskrit taksh to cut, carve, make. Confer Context , Mantle , noun , Pretext , Tissue , Toil a snare.]
1. A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary. Chaucer.

2. (O. Eng. Law) The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence. [ R.]

3. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.

How oft, when Paul has served us with a text ,
Has Epictetus, Plato, Tully, preached!

4. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.

5. A style of writing in large characters; text- hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text .

Text blindness . (Physiol.) See Word blindness , under Word . -- Text letter , a large or capital letter. [ Obsolete] -- Text pen , a kind of metallic pen used in engrossing, or in writing text- hand.

Text transitive verb To write in large characters, as in text hand. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.

Text hand A large hand in writing; -- so called because it was the practice to write the text of a book in a large hand and the notes in a smaller hand.

Text-book noun
1. A book with wide spaces between the lines, to give room for notes.

2. A volume, as of some classical author, on which a teacher lectures or comments; hence, any manual of instruction; a schoolbook.

Text-hand noun A large hand in writing; -- so called because it was the practice to write the text of a book in a large hand and the notes in a smaller hand.

Textile adjective [ Latin textilis , from texere to weave: confer French textile . See Text .] Pertaining to weaving or to woven fabrics; as, textile arts; woven, capable of being woven; formed by weaving; as, textile fabrics.

Textile cone (Zoology) , a beautiful cone shell ( Conus textilis ) in which the colors are arranged so that they resemble certain kinds of cloth.

Textile noun That which is, or may be, woven; a fabric made by weaving. Bacon.

Textman noun ; plural Textmen One ready in quoting texts. [ R.] Bp. Sanderston.

Textorial adjective [ Latin textorius , from textor a weaver, from texere , textum , to weave.] Of or pertaining to weaving. T. Warton.

Textrine adjective [ Latin textrinus , for textorinus , from textor a weaver.] Of or pertaining to weaving, textorial; as, the textrine art. Denham.

Textual adjective [ Middle English textuel , French textuel .]
1. Of, pertaining to, or contained in, the text; as, textual criticism; a textual reading. Milton.

2. Serving for, or depending on, texts. Bp. Hall.

3. Familiar with texts or authorities so as to cite them accurately. "I am not textuel ." Chaucer.

Textualist noun A textman; a textuary. Lightfoot.

Textually adverb In a textual manner; in the text or body of a work; in accordance with the text.

Textuarist noun A textuary. [ R.]

Textuary adjective [ Confer French textuaire .]
1. Contained in the text; textual. Sir T. Browne.

2. Serving as a text; authoritative. Glanvill.

Textuary noun [ Confer French textuaire .]
1. One who is well versed in the Scriptures; a textman. Bp. Bull.

2. One who adheres strictly or rigidly to the text.

Textuel adjective Textual. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Textuist noun A textualist; a textman. [ Obsolete]

The crabbed textualists of his time.

Textural adjective Of or pertaining to texture.

Texture noun [ Latin textura , from texere , textum , to weave: confer French texture . See Text .]
1. The act or art of weaving. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.

2. That which woven; a woven fabric; a web. Milton.

Others, apart far in the grassy dale,
Or roughening waste, their humble texture weave.

3. The disposition or connection of threads, filaments, or other slender bodies, interwoven; as, the texture of cloth or of a spider's web.

4. The disposition of the several parts of any body in connection with each other, or the manner in which the constituent parts are united; structure; as, the texture of earthy substances or minerals; the texture of a plant or a bone; the texture of paper; a loose or compact texture .

5. (Biol.) A tissue. See Tissue .

Texture transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Textured ; present participle & verbal noun Texturing .] To form a texture of or with; to interweave. [ R.]

Textury noun The art or process of weaving; texture. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.

Teyne noun [ See Tain .] A thin plate of metal. [ Obsolete] "A teyne of silver." Chaucer.

Th In Old English, the article the , when the following word began with a vowel, was often written with elision as if a part of the word. Thus in Chaucer, the forms thabsence , tharray , thegle , thend , thingot , etc., are found for the absence , the array , the eagle , the end , etc.

Thack, Thacker See Thatch , Thatcher . [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

Thak transitive verb To thwack. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.