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gent to a curve.— Tan'- ^^-^xn

Tan'§er-ine, n. Kind of Tangents,

Tan'i-i-ble, a. That may be touched, or per-
ceived by the touch ; real. — Tan-l'i-bil'-
i-ty, n.

Tan'gle (tang'gl), v. To interweave ; to in-
volve ; to complicate. — 2, n. Knot ; snarl ;

Tank, n. Cistern ; reservoir.

Tank'ard, n. Drinking- vessel with a cover.

Tan'ner, n. One who tans leather.

Tan'ner-x, n. Place for tanning.

Tan'nic, n. Noting an acid which tans

Tan'nin, n. Substance obtained from oak-
bark, nutgalls, &c., which tans leather ;
tannic acid.

Tan'§jj, n. Bitter odorous herb.

Tan'ta-lize, v. a. To torment with false
hopes : — to tease.

Tan'ta-mount, a. Equivalent ; equal.

Tan'trum§, n. pi. Bursts of passion.

Tan'yard, n. Tannery.

Tap, V. a. To touch lightly : — to broach. —
2, n. Gentle blow : — spigot : — tool for cut-
ting screw-threads in nuts.

Tape, n. Narrow fillet or band of linen.

Ta per, n. Wax candle ; small light : —
gradual contraction. — 2, a. Growing
gradually smaller toward the end ; coni-
cal. — 3, V. To make or become gradu-
ally smaller.

Tap'es-trj:, w. Fabric woven in figures for

Tape'-worm (-wiirm), n. Long, flat, jointed
worm infesting the intestines.

Tap-i-o'ca, n. Nutritious substance from the
root of the manioc plant. [proboscis.

Ta'pir, n. Hog-like animal with a short

Tap'-r68t, n. Principal stem of a root.

Tap'ster, n. One who draws beer, &c.

Tar, n.' Black, viscous substance obtained
from resinous wood, coal, &c. : — sailor. —
2, V. a. To smear with tar.

Ta-ran'tA-la, n. Venomous sort of spider.

TSr'djr, a. Slow ; sluggish :— late.

Tare, n. Weed growing among grain : —
vetch : — allowance in weighing goods, for
the vessel containing them.




Tar'f et, w. Shield ; buckler : — mark to shoot
at. [exported or imported.

Tar' iff, n. Table of duties on merchandise

Tar'ia-tan, n. Thin, gauzy musUn.

Tar'nish, v. To discolor, as metal ; to stain.
— 2, n. Discoloration ; stain.

Tar-paul'ing, n. Tarred canvas : — hat of
tarpauUng : — sailor.

Tar'ry, a. Consisting of, or like, tar.

Tar'rjr, v. a. To remain ; to delay ; to wait.

I'art, a. Sour : — sharp ; severe. — 2, n. Small
open fniit-pie.

Tar' tan, n. Kind of checked woollen stuff.

Tar' tar, n. Concrete salt from wines : — in-
crustation on the teeth : — native of Tar-
tary : — violent person.

Tar-ta're-an, a. Infernal.

Tar'tar-e-met'ic, n. Chemical salt used in
medicine as an emetic. [tartar.

Tar-ta're-oiis, a. Tartarean : — consisting of

Tar-tar'ic, a. Derived from tartar.

Task, n. Labor imposed ; business. — 2, v. a.
To impose a task on : — to charge, as with
a fault.

Task'mas-ter, n. One who imposes tasks.

Tas'sel (tas'sel or tos'sl), n. Pendent knot
of fringe, &c. : — flower like a tassel, as in
corn. — 2, v. n. To put forth a tassel. — 3,
V. a. To attach a tassel to ; to ornament
with a tassel.

Taste, V. a. To perceive by the palate : — to
eat a little of: — to experience. — 2, v. n.
To partake : — to have a flavor. — 3, n. Act
or sense of tasting : — flavor : — small por-
tion : — liking : — discernment ; judgment :
— suitability.

Taste'ful, a. Possessing good taste : — savory.

Taste'less, a. Devoid of taste : — insipid.

Tast'Xi ' «• Having or showing tast« : —

Tat'ter, v. a~ To tear ; to rend. — 2, n. Rag ;
torn piece : — pi. ragged dress.

Tat'tingr, n. Kind of narrow lace.

Tat'tie (tat'tl), v. n. To talk idly ; to blab.
— 2, n. Idle talk ; gossip.

Tat' tier, n. One who gossips or talks idly.

Tat-tS8', V. a. To mai'k, as the skin, by
pricking in coloring-matter in a pattern.
— 2, w. Figure tattooed on the skin : —
drum-beat to call soldiers to quarters at
night. [Same as taut.

Taught (tawt), i. & p. from teach. — 2, a.

Taunt (tant or tS.wnt), v. a. To jeer at ; to
mock. — 2, n. Mockery ; gibe.

Tau'rus, n. The
Bull, the sec-
ond sign of
the zodiac.

T§.ut,a. Stretched
tightly ; tense.

T i u - 1 o g'', n.
American edible sea-fish

Tau-to-lo|-'ic, \

Tau-to-lof'i-cal, J

TsiU-tol' q-§x, n. Needless repetition of an
idea or meaning.


Containing tautology.

Tav'ern, n. Public house ; inn ; hotel.

Taw, V. a. To dress white leather. — 2, «.
Marble to play with ; game at marbles.

T^w'drj:, a- Cheap and showy.

Taw'njj, a- Dusky yellow, as if tanned.

Tax, n. Impost ; duty ; charge ; exaction :
— burden. — 2, v. a. To impose a tax on ;
to charge ; to make an exaction : — to ac-

Tax'a-ble, a. That may be taxed.

Tax-a'tion, n. Act of taxing ; tax.

Tax'i-der-mx, n. Art of preserving and
mounting the skins of animals.

Tea, n. Prepared leaves of an oriental
plant ; drink infused from them : — infu-
sion : — light supper.

Tea'-ber-rx, w. Checkerberry.

Teach (tech), v. [i. & jp. taught.] To in-
struct ; to show.

Teach' a-ble, a. Able or viilling to learn : —
that may be taught.

Teach'er, n. One who teaches ; instructor.

Teach'ing, w. Act or profession of one who
teaches ; instruction.

Tea'ciip, n. Small cup to drink tea from.

Teak, n. Asiatic tree, and its valuable hard

Tea'ket-tle, «. Kettle for boiling water.

Teal, n. Small fowl of the duck kind.

Team, n. Horses, oxen, &c., harnessed to-
gether for work : — persons associated for
work or sport : — horse and carriage.

Team'ster, n. Driver of a team.

Tea'pot, n. Vessel for making tea.

Tear (ter), n. Drop of water from the eye :

Te4r (tar), v. a. [i. tore ; p. torn.] To pull
apart by force ; to rend ; to separate. — 2,
V. n. To be rent : — to rush : — to i-ave. — 3,
n. Pient ; place torn.

Tear'ful, a. Full of tears ; weeping.

Tear'less, a. Destitute of tears.

Tea'-r6§e, n. Fine kind of rose.

Tea§e (tez), v. a. To comb or scratch, as
flax or cloth : — to vex. — 2, n. One who

Tea'§el (te'zl), n. Prickly plant, and its
burr, used for teasing cloth ; any teasing-

Teas'er, n. One that teases.

Tea sp66n, n. Small-sized spoon.

Tea'spoon-ffil, n.; pi. Tea'spSon-fulg. As
much as a teaspoon holds.

Teat, n Dug ; nipple ; pap.

Tea'-ta-ble, «. Table at which tea is drunk.

Tea'zle (tG'zl), n. Teasel.— 2, v. a. To
raise a nap on, as cloth.

Teph'nic, ) a. Pertaining to the arts, or

Teph'ni-cal, j toa special art, profession, &c.

Tef!h-ni-cS,l'i-ty, n. State of being techni-
cal ; that which is technical.

Teph-np-lof-'ic, \a. Pertaining to tech-

Teph-no-lo|'i-cal, j nology.

TSph-nol'o-^jj, M. Systematic knowledge or
treatise of the industrial arts.

Tech'x, a. Peevish ; touchy.




Ted, V. a. To spread or turn, as new-mown


Ted'der, n. Machine for spreading hay.

Te Be'um, n. Hymn of praise or thanks-

Te'dious (te'dyus), a. Wearisome ; irksome.

Te'di-iim, n. I'rksomeness.

Teem, v. To be full or fruitful ; to produce.

Teen§, n. pi. Years of age between twelve
and twenty.

Tee'ter, v. To seesaw.

Teeth, n.; pi. of tooth.

Teeth, v. n. To grow teeth.

Teetfi'ing, n. Act or process of growing

Tee-to'tum, n. Top spun with the fingers.

Tegr'u-ment, n. Integument ; covering.

Teg-u-ment'a-ry, a. Relating to teguments :
— serving as a tegument.

Tel'e-gram, n. Telegraphic despatch.

Tel'e-graph, n. Electrical contrivance for
sending messages to a distance by signals.
— 2, 0. a. To send by telegraph.

Tel-e-graph'ic, n. Relating to, or sent by,
a telegraph.

Te-leg'ra-phjr, n. Art or practice of tele-

Tel'e-phone, n. Electrical instrument for
transmitting speech or other sound to a
distance. — 2, v. To transmit a message,
&c., by telephone.

Tel-e-phon'ic, a. Pertaining to, or sent by,
the telephone.

Te-leph'o-ny, n. Art or practice of tele-

Tel'e-scope, n. Optical instrument for view-
ing distant objects. — 2, v. To pass one
within the other, like the sections of a

Tel-e-scop'ic, ) a. Belonging to a tele-

Tel-e-scop'i-cal, J scope : — seen, or seeing,
at a distance.

Tell, u. a. [^. & p. told.] To disclose ; to
relate : — to inform : — to discern : — to com-
mand : — to count. — 2, v. n. To give an
account : — to have efi'ect.

Tell'er, n. One who tells : — one who counts,
as votes : — bank officer who receives or
pays money.

Tell'ing', p. a. That tells ; effective.

Tell' tale, n. Tale-bearer : — automatic indi-
cator. — 2, a. Blabbing ; telling tales.

Te-mer'i-tjc, n. Rashness ; extreme boldness.

Tem'per, o. a. To mix ; to modify : — to ad-
just ; to accommodate : — to bring to a
proper hardness, as metals. — 2, n. Con-
stitution ; temperament : — composure : —
passion ; irritation : — state of a metal as to
hardness, &c.

Tem'per-a-ment, n. Constitution ; disposi-
tion of mind.

Tem'per-ance, n. Moderation, especially in
drinli ; abstemiousness. — 2, a. Enjoining
temperance or abstinence.

Tem'per-ate, a. Moderate ; abstemious.

Tem'per-a-ture, n. Degree of heat or cold.

Tem'pered (-perd), a. Having temper:—
brought to a proper temper : — softened ;

Tem'pest, n. Violent wind ; storm : — com-

Tem-pest'u-ous, a. Stormy ; turbulent.

Tem'ple, n. Building for religious wor-
ship : — upper part of the side of the head.

Tem'po-ral, a. Not eternal ; secular : — ^per-
taining to the temples.

Tem'po-ra-rjj, a. Transient; not perma-

Tem'po-rize, v. n. To comply vnth. the
times, or with circumstances.

Tempt (temt), v. a. To entice to ill; to
allure : — to test.

Temp-ta'tion (tem-ta'shvin), n. Entice-
ment ; that which entices.

Tempt'ing (temt'ing), p. a. Enticing ; at-

Ten, a. & n. Twice five.

Ten'a-ble, a. That may be maintained or
occupied ; defensible.

Te-na'cious, a. Grasping ; retentive : — cohe-
sive ; tough : — obstinate. — Te-nag'i-tj:, n.

Ten'an-cx, «• Temporary holding of prop-
erty from another.

Ten' ant, n. One who holds land or prop-
erty from another; occupant. — 2, v. a.
To occupy as a tenant.

Ten'ant-a-ble, a. That may be tenanted.

Ten'ant-ry, n. Tenants collectively.

Tench, n. Fresh-
water fish like
the carp.

Tend, v. a. To
watch; to
guard ; to at-
tend. — 2, V. n.
To move to-
ward ; to in-
cline : — to contribute.

Ten'den-cy, n. Direction ; course : — ^inclina-
tion ; motion toward.

Ten'der, a. Delicate : — easily injured : —
sensitive : — sympathetic ; loving. — 2, v. a.
To offer. — 3, n. Ofier ; thing offered, aa
money : — one who tends : — small ship : —
fuel car of a locomotive.

Ten'der-lbin, «. Tender cut of beef or pork,
lying on either side of the backbone.

Ten'di-nous, a. Containing tendons ; sin-

Ten' don, n. Cord attaching a muscle to a

Ten'dril, n. Slender spiral shoot of a vine,
by which it climbs.

Ten'e-ment, n. Any thing held by a ten-
ant: — habitation : — dwelling-house, or
part of it tenanted by one family.

Ten'et, n. Principle ; doctrine.

Ten' fold, a. Ten times as much.

Game played with rackets and


Ten'nis, n.

a ball.
Ten' on, n.


End of a timber fitted into a





rSn'or, n. Constant mode : — general mean-
ing: — highest natural adult male voice,

and music written for it : — singer of

Ten'pin§, n. Game played with ten upright

pieces of wood and a ball, a sort of skit-
Tense, n. Grammatical distinction of time,

and the form of the verb indicating it. —

2, a. Drawn tight ; strained.
Ten'sile, a. Ductile ; pertaining to tension.
Ten'sion, n. Act of stretching ; strain ; de-
gree of strain.
Tent, 11. Portable lodge or pavilion of can-
vas, &c.: — roll of Knt. — 2, v. n. To lodge,

as in a tent. — 3, v. a. To probe.
Ten'ta-cle, n. Thread-like sense-organs of

certain insects, polyp, &c.; feeler.
Ten'ta-tive, a. Experimental.
Tent'ed, a. Covered with tents.
Ten'ter, n. Frame for stretching cloth on

Tenth, a. Ordinal of ten. — 2, n. One of

ten equal part of a whole.
Tenth'ljc, ad. In the tenth place.
Ten'u-oiis, n. Thin ; delicate : — minute. —

Te-nu'i-tx, «. _
Ten'iire (or te'nur), n. Act or manner of

holding lands : — time in oflRce.
Tep'id, a. Lukewarm ; slightly warm.
Term, n. Limit ; boundary : — time which

any thing lasts : — word ; expression :— pZ.

conditions ; agreement. — 2, v. a. To name ;

to designate.
Ter'ma-gant, a. Turbulent; scolding. —

2, n. Scolding woman.
Ter'me§, n.; pi. Ter'mi-te§. Termite, a sort

of ant.
Ter'mi-na-ble, a. Limitable ; admitting

bounds or termination.
Ter'mi-nal, a. Relating to, or forming, an

end or extremity.
Ter'mi-nate, v. To limit ; to end.
Ter-mi-na'tipn, n. Limit ; end ; conclusion.
Ter-mi-nol'o-§-;^, n. Terms used in an art,

science, &c. ; theory pf terms.
Ter'mi-nus, n.; pi. Ter'mi-ni. Boundary ;

limit : — end of a railroad.
Ter'mite, n. Tropical white ant, destructive

to wood, furniture, &c.
Tern, n. Long-winged aquatic bird.
Terne, n. Thin sheet of iron or steel coated

with an alloy of tin and lead.
Ter'na-rj:, a. Proceeding by, or consisting

of, three. — 2, n. Number three.
Ter'race, n. Grassy bank : — balcony : — flat

roof of a house : — terraced street. — 2, v. a.

To form into, or furnish with, a terrace

or terraces.
Ter'ra-cot'ta, n. Baked earth or clay. — 2,

a. iMade of terra-cotta, as statuettes,

pottery, &c.
Ter'ra-pin, n. Species of edible fresh-water

r§r-ra'que-oiia, a. Composed of land and



Ter-res'tri-al, «. Belonging or relating to
"the earth ;" earthly : — consisting of earth.

Ter'ri-ble, a. Dreadful ; formidable ; fright-

Ter'ri-er, n. Breed of small
dogs, used to hunt burrow-
ing animals.

Ter-rific, a. Dreadful;
"causing terror.

Ter'ri-f y, v. a. To fright ;
to shock with fear.

Ter-ri-to'ri-al, a. Belonging, or limited, to
a territory."

Ter'ri-to-rj:, n. Land ; country : — district
under a temporary government.

Ter'ror, n. Great fear : — object of fear.

Ter'ror-i§m, ii. Government by terror.

Ter'ror-ize, v. a. To affright ; to coerce by

Terse, a. Smooth and concise. [fear.

Ter-tian, a. Occurring every third day. —
2, n. Ague returning every third day.

Ter'ti-a-r:^ (ter'she-a-re), a. Third ; per-
taining to the third.

Tes'sel-late, v. a. To form into squares.

Tes-sei-la'tion, n. Act of tessellating ; tes-
sellated work, as a pavement.

Test, n. Decisive trial ; proof. — 2, v. a. To
put to a test ; to prove.

Tes-ta'ce-a (tes-ta'she-a), n. pi. Inverte-
brate animals having shells, as moUusks.

Tes-ta'cean (tes-ta'shan), n. Mollusk.

Tes-ta'cean, \ a. Having a shell, as a

Tes-ta'ceous, j mollusk.

Tes'ta-ment, n. Written will : — one of the
two general divisions of the Scriptures.

Tes-ta-men'tal, 1 «. Belating to, or given

Tes-t?,-men'ta-rx, j by, will.

Tes'tate, a. Having made a will.

Tes-ta'tor, n. One who makes a will.

Tes-ta'trix, n. AVoman who makes a will.

Test'ed, p. a. Tried by a test : — witnessed.

Tes'ti-f y, v. To witness ; to certify' : — to
declare under oath.

Tes-ti-mo'ni-al, n. Certificate of character :
— token of respect. — 2, a. Containing

TSs'ti-mo-nj:, n. Declaration of a witness:
— evidence ; attestation.

Tes'tx, a. Easily irritated.

Tet'a-nus, n. Disease characterized by per-
manent contraction of the muscles, with-
out relaxation ; lockjaw.

Tetch'x, a. Same as techy.

Tete-a-tete (tat'a-tat'), ad. Face to face:
— in private. — 2, n. Private interview : —
small sofa.

Teth'er, n. Eope to fasten a horse, &c.,
while feeding. — 2, v. a. To confine with
a tether.

Tet'ra-g:on, n. Four-angled plane figure.

Te-trilg'o-nal, a. Having four angles.

Tet-ra-h§'dral, a. Having four faces.

Tet-ra-he'dron, v. Solid figure bounded by
four triangular faces.

Tet-ra-sxl-lab'ic, \ a. Consisting of four

Tet-ra-sxl-lab'i-cal, J syl





Tet-ra-syl'la-ble, n. Word of four sylla-

Tet'ter, n. ^^ruptive skin disease. [bles.

Teu-ton'ic, a. Relating to the Teutonic or
ancient German race, its language, or its
descendants. — 2, n. Language of the
Teu tones, or ancient Germans.

Text, n. Body of a composition ; subject-
matter : — passage quoted as the theme of
a discourse : — thing commented upon.

Text' -book (tekst'bOk), n. Manual of in-
struction for students.

Tex' tile, a. That may be woven : — woven. —
2, n. That which may be woven : — woven

Text'ure (tekst'yur), a. Disposition or com-
bination of parte :— manner or quality of
weaving; thing woven ; web.

Tiian, conj. Particle used in comparison.

Thank (thangk), v. a. To express gratitude
to for a favor. — 2, n. Expression of grati-

Thank'fill, a. Full of gratitude. [tude.

Thank'less, a. Ungrateful :— receiving no

Thanks, n. pi. Expression of gratitude.

Thanks'giv-ing', n. Act of giving thanks :
— day set apart for giving thanks.

That, pron. a. The other ; the former ; the
more distant. — 2, pron. relative. Used for
tvhich, who, or whom. — 3, conj. Because —
denoting purpose or effect.

Thatch, n. Straw, rushes, &c., for the roof
of a house. — 2, v. a. To cover, as with

ThSw, V. To grow liquid ; to melt. — 2, n.
Liquefaction ; a melting.

The, or The. Definite article, denoting some
particular individual, species, &c.

The'a-tre (the'a-tur), n. Building for the
performance of dramas, spectacles, &c.,
also their performance : — scene of action.

The-at'ric, \ a. Relating to, or suited to,

The-at'ri-cal, J the theatre ; dramatic : —
affectedly* emotional. [ances.

The-at'ri-cal§, n. pi. Dramatic perform-

Thee, pron. Objective case singular of thou.

Theft, n. Act of stealing ; thing stolen.

Ti'eir (thar), pron. a. Belonging to them.

ThGir§ (tharz), pron. pos. from they.

The'i§m, n. Belief in the existence of a

The'ist, n. One who believes in a God.

The-is'tic, \ a. Belonging to theism or

The-is'ti-cal, J theists.

Them, pron. pi. Objective case of they.

Theme, n. Subject ; topic : — short disserta-

Them-selve§', pron. They or them, with
emphasis : — in their real character ; sane.

Then, ad. At that time : — afterward. — 2,
conj. Therefore ; in that case.

Thence, ad. From that time or place : — for
that reason.

Tfience-forth', ) ad. From that time for-

Thence-for'ward, J ward.

The-oc'ra-cy, n. Govei-nment regarded as
imjuediately directed by God.

The-o-crat'ic, \a. Relating to, or par-

The-9-crat'i-cal, J taking of, a theocracy.

The-od'o-lite, n. Surveying instrument for
measuring horizontal and vertical angles.

The-o-lo'i'i-an, n. One versed in theology.

The-o-loi-'ic,* ) a. Relating to theology

The-o-lo|-i-cal, J or divinity.

The-ol'0-§x, n. Science of the attributes of
God, and of his relations to man.

The'o-rem, n. Proposition to be proved.

Tho-o-ret'ic, \ a. Relating to, or con-

The-o-ret'i-cal, j sisting in, theory ; specu-
lative ; not practical.

The'o-rist, n. One who forms theories.

The'9-rize, V. n. To form theories.

The'o-rx, n. Abstract principles of any
science or art, as distinguished from prac-
tice : — hypothesis.

The-os'o-phist, n. Adherent to theosophy.

The-os'o-phx, n. Direct knowledge of God ;
eysteni of belief embodying such knowl-

Ther-a-peu'tic, \ a. Relating to thera-

Ther-a-peii'ti-cal, J peutics ; curative.

Ther-a-peu'tics, n. pi. Art of curing dis-

ThSre (thar or ther), ad. In that place.

There' a-bbiit, ) ad. Near that place, num-

There'a-bbuts, J ber, quantity, or degree.

There-after, ad. After that.

Thgre-at', ad. At that place : — on that ac-

There-by', ad. By that means : — near by.

There-fbr', ad. For that ; for this.

There'fore (ther'for or thar'for), ad. &
conj. For that or this ; for that or this
reason : — consequently : — in return for.

ThSre-from', ad. From that or this.

There-in', ad. In that or this place or

There-in-t8', ad. Into that. [respect.

There-of, ad. Of that ; of this.

There-on , ad. On that ; on this.

There-out', ad. Out of that ; therefrom.

Thgre-tS', or Tfiere-un-to', ad. To that.

Tfiere-up-on', ad. Upon that ; upon this.

There-with', ad. With that ; with this.

Thgre - with-S,l', ad. Over and above: — at
the same time : — therewith.

Ther'mal, a. Relating to heat ; hot ;

Ther'mo-e-lec'tric, a. Relating to

Ther'mo-e-lec-tric'i-ty, n. Elec-
tricity developed by heat.

Ther-mom'e-ter, n. Instrument
which measures variations in tem-

Ther-mo-met'ric, "I a. Relating

Ther-mo-met'ri-cal, J to, or made
by, a thermoriieter.

The§e, pron. a. ; pi. of this. -"■

The'sis, n. ; pi. The'seg. Position ^
to be maintained by argument :
— essay on a particular theme.

Thew§ (thtiz), n. pi. Muscles ; sinews,

They (tha), pron. ; pi. of he, she, or it.




Thick, a. Having extent between the broad
surfaces :— of large diameter ; not thin :
— dense ; crowded : — not transparent or
clear ; turbid : — indistinct : — dull ; stupid :
— frequent: — intimate. — 2, n. Thickest
part. — 3, ad. Quickly: — closely: — ^in depth
or thickness.

Thick' en (thikOtn), v. To make or become

Thick' et, n. Dense shrubs or underbrush.

Thick'ness, n. State of being thick: — di-
mension of a body between the broad
surfaces, or along a diameter : — density ;
crowdedness : — dense consistency ; tur-
bidity : — lack of quickness, acuteness, or

Thick'-set, a. Close planted : — short and
stout. [steals.

Thief (thef), n. ; pi. Thieve§. One who

Thieve, v. n. To steal.

Thiev'er-x, n. Practice of stealing ; theft.

Thiev'i'sh, a. Addicted to theft ; sly.

Thigh (thi), w. Part of the body between
the knee and the hip-joint.

Thill, n. Shaft of a carriage.

Thim'ble, n. Metal cap for the finger in

Thin, a. Not thick : — rare ; not dense : —
lean : — scattered ; not crowded : — weak ;
inadequate. — 2, ad. Not thickly or closely.
— 3, V. To make or become thin.

Thine, pron. pos. from thou.

Thing-, n. That' which exists : — inanimate
ol'ject : — person, in pity or contempt : —
deed : — affair.

Think, v. [i. & p. thought.] To employ
the mind ; to reason : — to ponder : — to
suppose ; to believe ; to have an opinion :
— to recollect.

Think'ing, n. Thought ; idea ; judgment.
— 2, p. a. Having thought ; reflecting.

Third, a. Next after the second. — 2, n.
One of three equal parts of a whole.

Thirdg, n. pi. Widow's portion.

Thirst, n. Desire for drink ; dryness for
want of drink : — eager longing. — 2, v. n.
To have thirst : — to long eagerly.

Thirs'tx, a. Having thirst ; parched.

Thir'teen, a. & n. Ten and three.

Thir'teenth, a. Third after the tenth. —
2, n. One of thirteen equal parts of a

Thir'ti-eth, a. Ordinal of thirty. — 2, n.
One of thirty equal parts of a whole.

Thir'tx, a. & n. Thrice ten ; ten and

This, n. ; pi. Thege. Person or thing near
in time or place.

This'tle (this'sl), n. Prickly composite

This'tljr (this'le), a. Overgrown with this-
tles : — prickly.

Tfiith'er, ad. To that place or point.

„, 2, ; V \n. Pin used as a rowlock.

Thole' -pm, j

Thong, a. Strap or string of leather.

Tho-raf'ic, a. Relating to the thorax.

Tho'rax, n. Part of the body between the
neck and the abdomen.

Thorn, n. Prickly shrub or tree : — spine ;
prickle : — trouble ; annoj'ance.

Thom'3:, a. Spiny ; prickly : — troublesome.

Thor'ough (thur'o), a. Complete; entire:
— not superficial ; careful.

Thor'pugrh-bred, n. Of full blood or good
pedigree : — ^well brought up.

Thor'ougrh-fare, n. Passage through a
place ; street open through.

Thor'ough-ness, n. Quality of being thor-
ough ; completeness ; carefulness.

Thor'oug-h-wort (-wiirt), n. Boneset.

Tho^e, prcni. a. ; pi. of that.

Thou, pron. Pronoun of the second person,
relating to the person addressed.

Thoug-h (tho), ccmj. Although ; if.

Thought (thawt), i. & p, from iJihik. — 2, n.
Act of thinking ; that which is thought :
— reflection ; meditation : — care.

Th'dught'ful (thawt'ful), a. Full of
thought ; reflecting : — considerate ; care-

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