Tew 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 Tew intransitive verb To work hard; to strive; to fuse. [ Local]
Tew Tew transitive verb [ Confer Taw to tow, Tow , transitive verb ] To tow along, as a vessel. [ Obsolete] Drayton.
Tew Tew noun A rope or chain for towing a boat; also, a cord; a string. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]
Tewan Te"wan noun (Ethnol.) A tribe of American Indians including many of the Pueblos of New Mexico and adjacent regions.
Tewed Tewed adjective Fatigued; worn with labor or hardship. [ Obsolete or Local] Mir. for Mag.
Tewel Tew"el 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 Te"whit noun (Zoology) The lapwing; -- called also teewheep . [ Prov. Eng.]
Tewtaw Tew"taw transitive verb [ See Tew , transitive verb ] To beat; to break, as flax or hemp. [ Obsolete] Mortimer.
Texas Tex"as noun A structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot house, officers' cabins, etc. [ Western U. S.] Knight.
Texas Leaguer Tex"as Leagu"er [ 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]
[ French texte
, Latin textus
, texture, structure, context, from texere
, to weave, construct, compose; confer Greek te`ktwn
carpenter, Sanskrit taksh
to cut, carve, make. Confer Context
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 , Cowper. 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
Has Epictetus, Plato, Tully, preached!
. (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 Text transitive verb To write in large characters, as in text hand. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
Text hand 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 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 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 Tex"tile 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 Tex"tile noun That which is, or may be, woven; a fabric made by weaving. Bacon.
Textman Text"man noun
; plural Textmen One ready in quoting texts.
[ R.] Bp. Sanderston.
Textorial Tex·to"ri·al adjective [ Latin textorius , from textor a weaver, from texere , textum , to weave.] Of or pertaining to weaving. T. Warton.
Textrine Tex"trine adjective [ Latin textrinus , for textorinus , from textor a weaver.] Of or pertaining to weaving, textorial; as, the textrine art. Denham.
Textual Tex"tu·al 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 Tex"tu·al·ist noun A textman; a textuary. Lightfoot.
Textually Tex"tu·al·ly adverb In a textual manner; in the text or body of a work; in accordance with the text.
Textuarist Tex"tu·a·rist noun A textuary. [ R.]
Textuary Tex"tu·a·ry adjective [ Confer French textuaire .] 1. Contained in the text; textual. Sir T. Browne. 2. Serving as a text; authoritative. Glanvill.
Textuary Tex"tu·a·ry 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 Tex"tu·el adjective Textual. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Textuist Tex"tu·ist noun A textualist; a textman.
The crabbed textualists of his time. Milton.
Textural Tex"tur·al adjective Of or pertaining to texture.
Texture Tex"ture noun
[ Latin textura
, from texere
, 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, Thomson. 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 .
Or roughening waste, their humble texture weave.
Texture Tex"ture transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Textured ; present participle & verbal noun Texturing .] To form a texture of or with; to interweave. [ R.]
Textury Tex"tur·y noun The art or process of weaving; texture. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Teyne Teyne noun [ See Tain .] A thin plate of metal. [ Obsolete] "A teyne of silver." Chaucer.
Th 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 Thack, Thack"er See Thatch , Thatcher . [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
Thak Thak transitive verb To thwack. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Thalamencephalon Thal`a·men·ceph"a·lon noun [ New Latin See Thalamus , and Encephalon .] (Anat.) The segment of the brain next in front of the midbrain, including the thalami, pineal gland, and pituitary body; the diencephalon; the interbrain.
Thalamic Tha·lam"ic adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a thalamus or to thalami.
Thalamifloral, Thalamiflorous Thal`a·mi·flo"ral, Thal`a·mi·flo"rous adjective [ See Thalamus , and Floral .] (Botany) Bearing the stamens directly on the receptacle; -- said of a subclass of polypetalous dicotyledonous plants in the system of De Candolle.
Thalamocœle Thal"a·mo·cœle` noun [ Thalam ic + Greek koi^los hollow.] (Anat.) The cavity or ventricle of the thalamencephalon; the third ventricle.
Thalamophora Thal`a·moph"o·ra noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek qa`lamos chamber + ... to bear.] (Zoology) Same as Foraminifera .
Thalamus Thal"a·mus noun
; plural Thalami
. [ Latin thalamus
chamber, Greek qa`lamos
.] 1. (Anat.) A mass of nervous matter on either side of the third ventricle of the brain; -- called also optic thalamus . 2. (Botany) (a) Same as Thallus . (b) The receptacle of a flower; a torus.
Thalassian Tha·las"si·an noun [ From Greek ... the sea.] (Zoology) Any sea tortoise.
Thalassic Tha·las"sic adjective [ Greek ... the sea.] (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the sea; -- sometimes applied to rocks formed from sediments deposited upon the sea bottom.
Thalassinian Thal`as·sin"i·an noun (Zoology) Any species of Thalaassinidæ , a family of burrowing macrurous Crustacea, having a long and soft abdomen.
Thalassography Thal`as·sog"ra·phy noun [ Greek ... sea + -graphy .] The study or science of the life of marine organisms. Agassiz.
Thaler Tha"ler noun [ G. See Dollar .] A German silver coin worth about three shillings sterling, or about 73 cents.
Thalia Tha·li"a noun [ Latin , from Greek Qa`leia , originally, blooming, luxuriant, akin to qa`llein to be luxuriant.] (Class. Myth.) (a) That one of the nine Muses who presided over comedy. (b) One of the three Graces. (c) One of the Nereids.
Thaliacea Tha`li·a"ce·a noun plural [ New Latin See Thalia .] (Zoology) A division of Tunicata comprising the free-swimming species, such as Salpa and Doliolum.