Thurl Thurl noun [ Anglo-Saxon þyrel a hole. √53. See Thirl , Thrill .] 1. A hole; an aperture. [ Obsolete] 2. (Mining) (a) A short communication between adits in a mine. (b) A long adit in a coalpit.
Thurl Thurl transitive verb [ See Thrill .] 1. To cut through; to pierce. [ Obsolete] Piers Plowman. 2. (Mining) To cut through, as a partition between one working and another.
Thurling Thurl"ing noun (Mining) Same as Thurl , noun , 2 (a) .
Thurrok Thur"rok noun
[ Anglo-Saxon þurruc
a boat.] The hold of a ship; a sink.
Small drops of water that enter through a little crevice into the thurrok and into the bottom of a ship. Chaucer.
Thursday Thurs"day noun [ Middle English þursdei , þorsday , from the Scand. name Thor + English day . Icelandic þōrr Thor, the god of thunder, is akin to Anglo-Saxon þunor thunder; Dutch Donderdag Thursday, German Donnerstag , Icelandic þōrsdagr , Swedish & Danish Torsdag . √52. See Thor , Thunder , and Day .] The fifth day of the week, following Wednesday and preceding Friday. Holy Thursday . See under Holy .
Thurst Thurst noun (Coal Mining) The ruins of the fallen roof resulting from the removal of the pillars and stalls. Raymond.
Thus Thus noun [ Latin thus , better tus , frankincense. See Thurible .] The commoner kind of frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the long-leaved pine, and other conifers.
[ Middle English thus
, Anglo-Saxon ðus
; akin to OFries. & Old Saxon thus
, Dutch dus
, and English that
; confer Old High German sus
. See That
.] 1. In this or that manner; on this wise.
Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. Gen. vi. 22.
Thus God the heaven created, thus the earth. Milton. 2. To this degree or extent; so far; so; as, thus wise; thus peaceble; thus bold. Shak.
Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds. Milton.
Thussock Thus"sock noun See Tussock . [ Obsolete]
Thuya Thu"ya noun (Botany) Same as Thuja .
Thuyin Thu"yin noun (Chemistry) A substance extracted from trees of the genus Thuja , or Thuya , and probably identical with quercitrin. [ Written also thujin .]
Thwack Thwack (thwăk) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Thwacked ; present participle & verbal noun Thwacking .] [ Confer Middle English thakken to stroke, Anglo-Saxon þaccian , English whack .] 1. To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang, or thrash: to thump. "A distant thwacking sound." W. Irving. 2. To fill to overflow. [ Obsolete] Stanyhurst.
Thwack Thwack noun A heavy blow with something flat or heavy; a thump.
With many a stiff thwack , many a bang, Hudibras.
Hard crab tree and old iron rang.
Thwaite Thwaite noun (Zoology) The twaite.
Thwaite Thwaite noun [ CF. Icelandic þveit a piece of land, from þvīta to cut. See Thwite , and confer Doit , and Twaite land cleared of woods.] Forest land cleared, and converted to tillage; an assart. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] » Thwaite occurs in composition as the last element in many names of places in the north of England; as, in Ros thwaite , Stone thwaite .
Thwart Thwart adjective
[ Middle English þwart
, adjective and adverb , Icelandic þvert
, neut. of þverr
athwart, transverse, across; akin to Anglo-Saxon þweorh
perverse, transverse, cross, Dutch dwars
, Old High German dwerah
, German zwerch
, Dan. & Swedish tver
athwart, transverse, Swedish tvär
cross, unfriendly, Goth. þwaírhs
angry. Confer Queer
.] 1. Situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique.
Moved contrary with thwart obliquities. Milton. 2. Fig.: Perverse; crossgrained.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Thwart Thwart adverb [ See Thwart , adjective ] Thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Thwart Thwart preposition Across; athwart. Spenser. Thwart ships . See Athwart ships , under Athwart .
Thwart Thwart noun (Nautical) A seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat.
Thwart Thwart transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Thwarted
; present participle & verbal noun Thwarting
.] 1. To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air.
Swift as a shooting star Milton. 2. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat.
In autumn thwarts the night.
If crooked fortune had not thwarted me. Shak.
The proposals of the one never thwarted the inclinations of the other. South.
Thwart Thwart intransitive verb 1. To move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner.
[ R.] 2. Hence, to be in opposition; to clash.
Any proposition . . . that shall at all thwart with internal oracles . Locke.
Thwarter Thwart"er noun (Far.) A disease in sheep, indicated by shaking, trembling, or convulsive motions.
Thwartingly Thwart"ing·ly adverb In a thwarting or obstructing manner; so as to thwart.
Thwartly Thwart"ly adverb Transversely; obliquely.
Thwartness Thwart"ness noun The quality or state of being thwart; obliquity; perverseness.
Thwite Thwite transitive verb [ Anglo-Saxon þwītan . See Whittle , and confer Thwaite a piece of land.] To cut or clip with a knife; to whittle. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] Chaucer.
Thwittle Thwit"tle transitive verb [ See Thwite , and Whittle .] To cut or whittle. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] Palsgrave.
Thwittle Thwit"tle noun A small knife; a whittle. [ Written also thwitel .] [ Obsolete] "A Sheffield thwittle ." Chaucer.
Thy Thy pron.
[ Middle English thi
, shortened from thin
. See Thine
.] Of thee, or belonging to thee; the more common form of thine , possessive case of thou ; -- used always attributively, and chiefly in the solemn or grave style, and in poetry. Thine is used in the predicate; as, the knife is thine . See Thine .
Our father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. Matt. vi. 9,10.
These are thy glorious works, Parent of good. Milton.
Thyine wood Thy"ine wood` [ Greek ... ..., from ..., adj., pertaining to the tree ... or ..., an African tree with sweet-smelling wood.] (Botany) The fragrant and beautiful wood of a North African tree ( Callitris quadrivalvis ), formerly called Thuja articulata . The tree is of the Cedar family, and furnishes a balsamic resin called sandarach . Rev. xviii. 12.
Thylacine Thy"la·cine noun [ Greek ... a sack.] (Zoology) The zebra wolf. See under Wolf .
Thymate Thym"ate noun (Chemistry) A compound of thymol analogous to a salt; as, sodium thymate .
[ Middle English tyme
, Latin thymum
, Greek qy`mon
; confer qy`ein
, to sacrifice, qy`os
a sacrifice, offering, incense: confer French thym
; -- perhaps so named because of its sweet smell. Confer Fume
] (Botany) Any plant of the labiate genus Thymus . The garden thyme ( Thymus vulgaris ) is a warm, pungent aromatic, much used to give a relish to seasoning and soups.
Ankle deep in moss and flowery thyme . Cowper. Cat thyme
, a labiate plant ( Teucrium Marum ) of the Mediterranean religion. Cats are said to be fond of rolling on it. J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
-- Wild thyme
, Thymus Serpyllum , common on banks and hillsides in Europe.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows. Shak.
Thymene Thym"ene noun (Chemistry) A liquid terpene obtained from oil of thyme.
Thymiatechny Thym"i·a·tech`ny noun [ Greek ... incense + te`chnh art.] (Medicine) The art of employing perfumes in medicine. [ R.] Dunglison.
Thymic Thym"ic adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the thymus gland.
Thymic Thy"mic adjective (Med. Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, thyme; as, thymic acid.
Thymol Thym"ol noun [ Thym e + -ol .] (Chemistry) A phenol derivative of cymene, C 10 H 13 .OH, isomeric with carvacrol, found in oil of thyme, and extracted as a white crystalline substance of a pleasant aromatic odor and strong antiseptic properties; -- called also hydroxy cymene .
Thymus Thy"mus adjective [ New Latin , from Greek qy`mos .] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the thymus gland. -- noun The thymus gland. Thymus gland , or Thymus body , a ductless gland in the throat, or in the neighboring region, of nearly all vertebrates. In man and other mammals it is the throat, or neck, sweetbread, which lies in the upper part of the thorax and lower part of the throat. It is largest in fetal and early life, and disappears or becomes rudimentary in the adult.
Thymy Thym"y adjective Abounding with thyme; fragrant; as, a thymy vale. Akenside.
Where'er a thymy bank he found, Gay.
He rolled upon the fragrant ground.
Thyro- Thy"ro- A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with , or relation to , the thyroid body or the thyroid cartilage ; as, thyro hyal.
Thyroarytenoid Thy`ro·a·ryt"e·noid adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the thyroid and arytenoid cartilages of the larynx.
Thyrohyal Thy`ro·hy"al noun (Anat.) One of the lower segments in the hyoid arch, often consolidated with the body of the hyoid bone and forming one of its great horns, as in man.
Thyrohyoid Thy`ro·hy"oid adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the thyroid cartilage of the larynx and the hyoid arch.
Thyroid Thy"roid adjective [ Greek ... shield-shaped; ... a large, oblong shield (from ... a door) + ... form: confer French thyroïde , thyréoïde .] 1. Shaped like an oblong shield; shield-shaped; as, the thyroid cartilage. 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the thyroid body, thyroid cartilage, or thyroid artery; thyroideal. Thyroid cartilage . See under Larynx . - - Thyroid body , or Thyroid gland (Anat.) , a glandlike but ductless body, or pair of bodies, of unknown function, in the floor of the mouth or the region of the larynx. In man and most mammals it is a highly vascular organ, partly surrounding the base of the larynx and the upper part of the trachea. -- Thyroid dislocation (Surg.) , dislocation of the thigh bone into the thyroid foramen. -- Thyroid foramen , the obturator foramen.
Thyroideal Thy·roid"e·al adjective (Anat.) Thyroid.
Thyrotomy Thy·rot"o·my noun [ Thyro- + Greek ... to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of cutting into the thyroid cartilage.
Thyrse Thyrse (thẽrs) noun [ Confer French thyrse .] A thyrsus.
Thyrsoid Thyr"soid (thẽr"soid), Thyr*soid"al (thẽr*soid" a l) adjective [ Greek ...; ... thyrsus + ... form, shape: confer French thyrsoïde .] Having somewhat the form of a thyrsus.
Thyrsus Thyr"sus noun
; plural Thyrsi
. [ Latin , from Greek .... Confer Torso
.] 1. A staff entwined with ivy, and surmounted by a pine cone, or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries. It is an attribute of Bacchus, and of the satyrs and others engaging in Bacchic rites.
A good to grow on graves Mrs. Browning.
As twist about a thyrsus .
In my hand I bear Longfellow. 2. (Botany) A species of inflorescence; a dense panicle, as in the lilac and horse-chestnut.
The thyrsus , tipped with fragrant cones of pine.
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