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Tsing Hai
Chin. /ching" huy"/. See Qing Hai. * * *
Chin. /ching"huy"/, n. Older Spelling. Qinghai. * * * ▪ province, China Introduction Chinese (Wade-Giles)  Ch'ing-hai,  (Pinyin)  Qinghai,         sheng (province) ...
/tsing"tow"/; Chin. /ching"dow"/, n. Older Spelling. a seaport in E Shandong province, in E China. Municipal district, 1,300,000. Cf. Jiaozhou. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles ...
Chin. /ching"yyuuahn"/, n. Older Spelling. Qingyuan. * * *
Chin. /jin"gyahng"/, n. Older Spelling. former name of Quanzhou. * * *
Tsinling Shan
/chin"ling" shahn"/ a mountain range in central China: highest peak over 12,000 ft. (3660 m). * * *
/tsyawl kawf"skee, -kof"-/; Russ. /tsul kawf"skyee/, n. Konstantin Eduardovich /kon"steuhn teen ed wahr"deuh vich/; Russ. /keuhn stun tyeen" e dooh ahrdd"deuh vyich/, 1857-1935, ...
Tsiolkovsky, Konstantin Eduardovich
▪ Soviet scientist born Sept. 5 [Sept. 17, New Style], 1857, Izhevskoye, Russia died Sept. 19, 1935, Kaluga, Russia, U.S.S.R.       Russian research scientist in ...
/tsee rah"nah nah/, n. Philibert /fil"euh beuhrt/, 1910-78, president of the Malagasy Republic (now Madagascar) 1959-72. * * *
/tsee"tsee"hahr"/; Chin. /chee"chee"hahrdd"/, n. Older Spelling. Qiqihar. Also, Chichihar, Chichihaerh, Tsitsihaerh. * * *
pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pron. /tisk/, interj. 1. (used, often in quick repetition, as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.) 2. for shame! n. 3. ...
/skin"veuh lee, tskin"-/; Russ. /tskhyeen"veuh lyi/, n. a city in and the capital of the South Ossetian Autonomous Region, NW of Tbilisi. 34,000. * * * ▪ Georgia also spelled ...
▪ Tibetan lama born 1357 died 1419       Tibetan lama who founded a new Tibetan Buddhist sect known as the Dge-lugs-pa (q.v.), literally “Model of Virtue” but ...
/tsong"geuh/, n. a Bantu language spoken in Mozambique, Zambia, and South Africa. Also, Thonga, Tonga. * * * ▪ people also spelled  Thonga         culturally similar ...
Tsongas, Paul Efthemios
▪ 1998       American politician (b. Feb. 14, 1941, Lowell, Mass.—d. Jan. 18, 1997, Boston, Mass.), came to national attention when he campaigned for the Democratic ...
tsoris [tsôr′is, tsoor′is] n. 〚Yiddish, pl. of tsore, calamity < Heb tsarāh〛 trouble, distress, woe, misery, etc.: also sp. tsores or tsouris * * *
/tsoor"is, tserr"-/, n. Slang. tsuris. * * *
Chem. See sodium phosphate (def. 3). * * *
1. teaspoon. 2. teaspoonful. * * *
n., pl. TSRs, TSR's. a computer program with any of several ancillary functions, usu. held resident in RAM for instant activation while one is using another program. [t(erminate ...
toxic shock syndrome. * * *
▪ Japan       capital, Mie ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It lies along the mouth of the Ano River, facing Ise Bay. Tsu developed around a 16th-century castle and ...
Tsubouchi Shōyō
▪ Japanese author pseudonym of  Tsubouchi Yūzō   born June 22, 1859, Ōta, Fukui prefecture, Japan died Feb. 28, 1935, Atami       playwright, novelist, critic, and ...
▪ Japan       city, Ibaraki ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, on the western shore of Lake Kasumi. A castle was constructed on the city site during the Muromachi period ...
Tsugaru Strait
Strait, northwestern Pacific Ocean. It extends from the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to the open ocean between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan. It is 15–25 mi (24–40 ...
Tsugaru Warm Current
▪ current, Pacific Ocean-Sea of Japan       surface oceanic current, a branch of the East Korea Warm Current flowing into the Pacific Ocean. After flowing from the Sea ...
Tsu·ga·ru Strait (tso͝o-gäʹro͞o) A channel between Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan. * * *
Tsui, Daniel C.
▪ American physicist in full  Daniel Chee Tsui  born Feb. 28, 1939, Honan province, China       Chinese-born American physicist who, with Horst L. Störmer (Störmer, ...
Tsukuba Science City
▪ Japan also called  Tsukuba Academic City , Japanese  Tsukuba kenkyū gakuen toshi        city, Ibaraki ken (prefecture), central Honshu, Japan. It is located 35 ...
▪ Namibia       company town, north-central Namibia. At an elevation of 4,232 feet (1,290 m), the town is a northern terminus of the country's north-south railway and ...
▪ Shintō religion       in the Shintō religion of Japan, a state of defilement or impurity resulting from the commission of unnatural or criminal acts. Incest, contact ...
—tsunamic /tsoo nah"mik, -nam"ik/, adj. /tsoo nah"mee/, n. an unusually large sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea volcanic eruption. Also called seismic sea ...
See tsunami. * * *
(as used in expressions) Ch'eng tsung Hui tsung T'ai tsung Hsüan tsung * * *
/tsoor"is, tserr"-/, n. Slang. trouble; woe. Also, tsouris. [1970-75; < Yiddish tsures, tsores, pl. of TSURE, TSORE < Heb sara, pl. saroth troubles] * * *
▪ Japan       city, Fukui ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It faces Tsuruga Bay of the Sea of Japan. A flourishing port since early historic times, it was one of the ...
▪ Japan  city, Yamagata ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, in the Shōnai Plain. Tsuruoka developed as a castle town during the Tokugawa period (1603–1867), and most of its ...
Tsuruya Namboku IV
▪ Japanese dramatist original name  Ebiya Genzō,  also called  Dai Namboku  born 1755, Edo [now Tokyo], Japan died Dec. 23, 1829, Edo       Japanese Kabuki ...
/tsooh"shee mah'/, n. two adjacent Japanese islands between Korea and Kyushu: Russian fleet defeated by Japanese fleet 1905. 58,672; 271 sq. mi. (702 sq. km). * * * ▪ ...
Tsushima Current
a warm ocean current flowing northward along the west coast of Japan. * * * ▪ ocean current, Pacific Ocean       surface oceanic current, the northeastward-flowing ...
Tsushima Strait
a channel between the Tsushima islands and Kyushu island, connecting the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea: sometimes considered part of the Korea Strait, ab. 60 mi. (97 km) ...
Tsushima, Battle of
(May 27–29, 1905) Naval engagement in the Russo-Japanese War. As part of an assault on the Japanese navy, the Russian Baltic fleet was sent to join the Russian Pacific ...
tsutsugamushi disease
/tsooh"tseuh geuh mooh"shee, tsooh'-/, Pathol. See scrub typhus. [ < Japn tsutsuga-mushi typhus mite, equiv. to tsutsuga hindrance, ailment (earlier tutu(n)ga, deriv. of tutumi ...
tsu·tsu·ga·mu·shi disease (tso͞o'tso͞o-gə-mo͞oʹshē) n. See scrub typhus.   [Japanese tsutsugamushi, typhus mite : tsutsuga, illness + mushi, tick.] * * *
Tsutsumi Family
▪ Japanese family       family of Japanese businessmen who built two vast corporate empires as Japan made the transition from a manufacturing-based to a service-based ...
▪ Japan       city, northeastern Okayama ken (prefecture), western Honshu, Japan. It lies along the upper Yoshii River, in the centre of the Tsuyama basin. A castle was ...
▪ musical instrument       any of a family of Japanese two-headed drums (drum) with hourglass-shaped (waisted) bodies.       The two most commonly used tsuzumi ...
▪ tapestry       Japanese tapestry, the full name of which is tsuzure-nishiki (“polychrome tapestry”). They were usually woven of silk on cotton warp covered with ...
Tsvangirai, Morgan
▪ 2008 born March 10, 1952, eastern Zimbabwe       The savage beating on March 11, 2007, of Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai by police and the ...
Tsvet, Mikhail (Semyonovich)
Tsvet also spelled Tsvett or Tswett born May 14, 1872, Asti, Italy died June 26, 1919, Voronezh, Russian S.F.S.R. Italian-born Russian botanist and chemist. He is credited ...
Tsvet, Mikhail Semyonovich
▪ Russian botanist Tsvet also spelled  Tsvett, or Tswett   born May 14, 1872, Asti, Italy died June 26, 1919, Voronezh, Russian S.F.S.R.       Russian botanist who ...
Tsvetaeva,Marina Ivanovna
Tsve·ta·e·va (tsvyĭ-täʹyə-və), Marina Ivanovna. 1892-1941. Russian poet whose work, including Evening Album (1910) and “The Swans' Camp” (published in 1957), is ...
Tsvetayeva [sfə tä′yə və] Marina (Ivanovna) [mə rē′nə] 1892-1941; Russ. poet, essayist, & critic * * *
Tsvetayeva, Marina (Ivanovna)
born Oct. 8, 1892, Moscow, Russia died Aug. 31, 1941, Yelabuga Russian poet. After spending most of her youth in Moscow, she began studies at the Sorbonne in Paris at age 16. ...
Tsvetayeva, Marina Ivanovna
▪ Russian poet married name Marina Ivanovna Efron born Sept. 26 [Oct. 8, New Style], 1892, Moscow, Russia died Aug. 31, 1941, Yelabuga       Russian poet whose verse ...
/tswah"neuh, swah"-/, n., pl. Tswanas, (esp. collectively) Tswana. 1. a member of a numerous people of Botswana and neighboring parts of South Africa. 2. the language of the ...
Trust Territories (approved esp. for use with zip code). * * *
TTL meter
Photog. See through-the-lens meter. * * *
Teletypesetter. * * *
teletypewriter. * * *
Chem. (formerly) thulium. * * * (as used in expressions) Ch'eng tu Ch'en Tu hsiu Tu Fu * * *
Ṭu bi-Shevaṭ
▪ Judaism       (Hebrew: “Fifteenth of Shevaṭ”), Jewish festival of the new year of trees, or arbor day. It occurs on Shevaṭ 15 (January or early February), ...
Tu Bishevat
/tooh" bi sheuh vaht", -shvaht"/, Judaism. the 15th day of the month of Shevat, observed as a new year for trees by planting trees and by eating fruits. Also, Tu Bishebat /tooh' ...
Tu Duc
▪ emperor of Vietnam original name  Nguyen Phuoc Hoang Nham   born Sept. 22, 1829, Hue, Vietnam died July 9, 1883, Hue       emperor of Vietnam who followed a policy ...
Tu Fu
/dooh" fooh"/ A.D. 712-770, Chinese poet. * * *
tu quoque
/tooh kwoh"kwe/; Eng. /tooh kwoh"kwee, -kway, tyooh/, Latin. thou too: a retort by one charged with a crime accusing an opponent who has brought the charges of a similar crime. * ...
Second person singular pronoun; you, thou. 1. Lengthened form *tū (accusative *te, *tege). thee, thou1, from Old English thū (accusative thec, thē), thou, from Germanic *thū ...
▪ aircraft also called  Badger   one of the principal strategic bombers of the Soviet Union, designed by Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev (Tupolev, Andrey Nikolayevich) ...
tu-whit tu-whoo
/too hwit" too hwooh"; too wit" too wooh"/ (imitation of the cry of an owl). [1580-90] * * *
Tuesday. * * *
▪ Ireland Irish  Tuaim        chief market town of the northern part of eastern County Galway, Ireland. It is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop, the see having ...
Tuamotu Archipelago
/tooh'euh moh"tooh/ a group of French islands in the S Pacific. 6664; 332 sq. mi. (860 sq. km). Also called Low Archipelago, Paumotu Archipelago. * * * Group of about 80 islands ...
Tu·a·mo·tu Archipelago (to͞o'ə-mōʹto͞o) An island group of French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean east of Tahiti. Discovered by the Spanish in 1606, the islands ...
tuan [to͞o än′] n. 〚Malay〛 sir or mister: a title of respect for gentlemen in Indonesia and Malaysia * * * Tuan (twän) n. Used in Malay as a form of respectful address ...
▪ Russia       city and seaport of Krasnodar kray (region), southwestern Russia. It lies on a sheltered bay of the Black Sea. Founded in 1838 around a fortress ...
/twah"reg/, n. 1. a Berber or Hamitic-speaking member of the Muslim nomads of the Sahara. 2. the language of the Tuaregs, a Berber language of the Afroasiatic family. [ < dial. ...
/tooh'euh tahr"euh/, n. a large, primarily nocturnal, lizardlike reptile, Sphenodon punctatum, of islands near the coast of New Zealand: the only surviving ...
Tuatha Dé Danann
/tooh"euh heuh day dah"neuhn/, Irish Legend. a race of gods or demigods who defeated the Fomorians and ruled Ireland during a golden age. Also, Tuatha dé Danaan, Tuatha Dé. * * ...
Tuatha DéDanaan
Tu·a·tha Dé Da·naan (to͞oʹə-hə dā' däʹnən) pl.n. The pre-Christian gods of Ireland, sometimes represented as heroes or fairies.   [Old Irish, tribes of the goddess ...
—tubbable, adj. —tubber, n. —tublike, adj. /tub/, n., v., tubbed, tubbing. n. 1. a bathtub. 2. a broad, round, open, wooden container, usually made of staves held together ...
tub chair
English Furniture. an easy chair having a semicircular back and, with the wings or arms, forming a single upholstered piece. [1830-40] * * *
tub-thump (tŭbʹthŭmp') intr.v. Slang tub-·thumped, tub-·thump·ing, tub-·thumps To argue for or promote something vigorously: “is tub-thumping for a six-month limit on ...
—tub-thumping, n., adj. /tub"thum'peuhr/, n. a vociferous supporter or promoter, as of a cause. [1655-65] * * *
/tooh"beuh, tyooh"-/, n., pl. tubas for 1a, b, 2; tubae /-bee/ for 1c. 1. Music. a. a valved, brass wind instrument having a low range. b. an organ reed stop of large scale with ...
tubaist [to͞o′bə ist, tyo͞o′bə ist] n. a person who plays the tuba * * * See tuba. * * *
/tooh"beuhl, tyooh"-/, adj. Anat. pertaining to a tube, as a Fallopian tube. [1725-35; TUBE + -AL1] * * *
tubal ligation
a method of permanent sterilization for women, involving the surgical sealing of the fallopian tubes to prevent the ovum from passing from the ovary to the uterus. [1945-50] * * *
/tooh"beuhl kayn', tyooh"-/, n. the son of Lamech and Zillah: the progenitor of metalworkers. Gen. 4:22. Also, Tubalcain. * * *
tubal ligation n. A method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied. * * *
▪ Indonesia also spelled  Toeban         city, northwestern Jawa Timur provinsi (East Java province), northern Java, Indonesia. It is a fishing port on the Java Sea, ...
/tooh"bayt, tyooh"-/, adj. having or forming a tube or tubes; tubular. [1865-70; TUBE + -ATE1] * * *
Tubb, Ernest (Dale)
born Feb. 9, 1914, Crisp, Texas, U.S. died Sept. 6, 1984, Nashville, Tenn. U.S. country music singer and songwriter. His first musical influence was the yodeling of Jimmie ...
See tub. * * *
See tubbable. * * *
See tubby. * * *
—tubbiness, n. /tub"ee/, adj., tubbier, tubbiest. 1. short and fat: a tubby child. 2. having a dull, thumping sound; lacking resonance. [1800-10; TUB + -Y1] * * *
—tubeless, adj. —tubelike, adj. /toohb, tyoohb/, n., v., tubed, tubing. n. 1. a hollow, usually cylindrical body of metal, glass, rubber, or other material, used esp. for ...
tube anemone
▪ invertebrate  (genus Cerianthus), any of a group of invertebrate marine animals of the class Anthozoa (phylum Cnidaria) characterized by an elongated polyp (i.e., a hollow ...
tube foot
one of numerous small, tubular processes on the ventral body surface of most echinoderms, used for locomotion and grasping. [1885-90] * * *
tube pan
a circular cake pan having a hollow cone-shaped centerpiece: used for baking ring-shaped cakes. * * *
tube railway
Brit. subway (def. 1). [1895-1900] * * *
tube sock
a casual sock that is not shaped at the heel. [1975-80] * * *
tube top
a woman's strapless top, usually of elasticized fabric that fits snugly on the body. * * *
tube worm
Any of numerous species of sedentary, solitary or colonial, marine worms that spend their entire life in a tube made from special secretions or from sand grains glued ...
/toohb"nohzed', tyoohb-/, adj. 1. having a long, tubelike beak or snout. 2. (of a petrel or similar bird) having extended tubelike nostrils. * * *
/tooh bek"teuh mee, tyooh-/, n., pl. tubectomies. Surg. salpingectomy. [1920-25; TUBE + -ECTOMY] * * *
tube foot n. One of the numerous external, fluid-filled muscular tubes of echinoderms, such as the starfish or sea urchin, serving as organs of locomotion, food handling, and ...
tubeless tire
a rubber balloon tire made as a single piece without an inner tube. [1945-50, Amer.] * * *
tube·less tire (to͞obʹlĭs, tyo͞obʹ-) n. A pneumatic vehicular tire in which the air is held in the assembly of casing and rim without an inner tube. * * *
/toohb"nohz', tyoohb"-/, n. tubesnout. [TUBE + NOSE] * * *
tube pan n. A round pan with a hollow projection in the middle, used for baking or molding foods in the shape of a ring. * * *
tuber1 —tuberless, adj. —tuberoid, adj. /tooh"beuhr, tyooh"-/, n. 1. Bot. a fleshy, usually oblong or rounded thickening or outgrowth, as the potato, of a subterranean stem ...
tuber fern
a tropical, erect fern, Nephrolepis cordifolia, having sharply toothed and numerously segmented fronds. * * *
/tooh"beuhr keuhl, tyooh"-/, n. 1. a small rounded projection or excrescence, as on a bone or on the surface of the body. 2. Pathol. a. a small, firm, rounded nodule or ...
tubercle bacillus
the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causing tuberculosis. [1895-1900] * * *
tubercle bacillus n. A rod-shaped aerobic bacterium (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that causes tuberculosis. * * *
—tubercularly, adv. /too berr"kyeuh leuhr, tyoo-/, adj. 1. pertaining to tuberculosis; tuberculous. 2. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a tubercle or tubercles. 3. ...
—tuberculation, n. /too berr"kyeuh lit, -layt', tyoo-/, adj. 1. Also, tuberculated, tuberculose. having tubercles. 2. tubercular. [1775-85; < NL tuberculatus, equiv. to ...
See tuberculate. * * *
See tuberculately. * * *
/too berr"kyeuh lin, tyoo-/, n. Med. a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of the tubercle bacillus, used in the diagnosis and, formerly, in the treatment of ...
tuberculin test
a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to a given quantity of tuberculin indicates a past or present infection. [1900-05] * * * ▪ ...
—tuberculinization, tuberculination, n. /too berr"kyeuh leuh nuyz', tyoo-/, v., tuberculinized, tuberculinizing. v.t. 1. to inoculate with tuberculin. 2. to cause to form ...
tuberculin test n. Any of various tests used to determine past or present infection with the tubercle bacillus and based on hypersensitivity to tuberculin. * * *
tuberculo- [too bʉr′kyə lō΄, təbʉr′kyə lō΄] 〚< L tuberculum: see TUBERCLE〛 combining form tubercular: also, before a vowel, tubercul- * * *
/too berr"kyeuh loyd', tyoo-/, adj. 1. resembling a tubercle. 2. resembling tuberculosis. [1890-95; < L tubercul(um) TUBERCLE or TUBERCUL(OSIS) + -OID] * * *
/too berr"kyeuh lohs', tyoo-/, adj. tuberculate. [1745-55; < NL tuberculosus; see TUBERCLE, -OSE1] * * *
/too berr'kyeuh loh"sis, tyoo-/, n. Pathol. 1. an infectious disease that may affect almost any tissue of the body, esp. the lungs, caused by the organism Mycobacterium ...
tuberculosis (TB)
formerly consumption Bacterial disease caused by some species of mycobacterium (tubercle bacillus). Mentioned in ancient Egyptian records and by Hippocrates, it has occurred ...
—tuberculously, adv. /too berr"kyeuh leuhs, tyoo-/, adj. 1. tubercular. 2. affected with tuberculosis: a hospital for tuberculous people. [1740-50; < L tubercul(um) TUBERCLE + ...
See tuberculous. * * *
/too berr"kyeuh leuhm, tyoo-/, n., pl. tubercula /-leuh/. a tubercle. [1685-95; < NL, L] * * *
tuberose1 /toohb"rohz', tyoohb"-, tooh"beuh rohz', tyooh"-/, n. a bulbous plant, Polianthes tuberosa, of the agave family, cultivated for its spike of fragrant, creamy-white, ...
/tooh'beuh ros"i tee, tyooh"-/, n., pl. tuberosities. a rough projection or protuberance of a bone, as for the attachment of a muscle. [1535-45; < ML tuberositas. See TUBEROSE2, ...
/tooh"beuhr euhs, tyooh"-/, adj. 1. characterized by the presence of rounded or wartlike prominences or tubers. 2. of the nature of such a prominence. 3. Bot. bearing tubers. 4. ...
tuberous root
—tuberous-rooted, adj. a true root so thickened as to resemble a tuber, but bearing no buds or eyes. See illus. under root1. [1660-70] * * *
/toohb"snowt', tyoohb"-/, n. a slender, marine fish, Aulorhynchus flavidus, inhabiting coastal waters from southern California to Alaska, having a long, tubelike snout. Also ...
tube sock n. A sock that lacks a shaped heel. * * *
/toohb"werrm', tyoohb"-/, n. Zool. any of various marine worms that produce and inhabit a tube, some being adapted to a hydrothermal vent environment. Also, tube worm. [1925-30; ...
a combining form representing tube in compound words: tubiform. [ < L tub(us) TUBE + -I-] * * *
tu·bic·o·lous (to͞o-bĭkʹyə-ləs, tyo͞o-) adj. Inhabiting a tube or tubular structure: a tubicolous marine worm. * * *
/tooh"beuh feks', tyooh"-/, n., pl. tubifexes, (esp. collectively) tubifex. any common, bottom-dwelling worm of the genus Tubifex, often used as food for aquarium fish. Also ...
/tooh'beuh flawr"euhs, -flohr"-, tyooh'-/, adj. Bot. tubuliflorous. * * *
/tooh"beuh fawrm', tyooh"-/, adj. shaped like a tube. [1735-45; TUBI- + -FORM] * * *
/tooh"bing, tyooh"-/, n. 1. material in the form of a tube: glass tubing. 2. tubes collectively. 3. a piece of tube: two feet of copper tubing. 4. Also called inner-tubing. the ...
Tü·bing·en (to͞oʹbĭng-ən, tüʹ-) A city of southwest Germany on the Neckar River south of Stuttgart. Its university was founded in 1477. Population: 75,333. * * * ▪ ...
Tübingen, University of
▪ university, Tübingen, Germany German  in full Eberhard-karls-universität Tübingen,         state-supported university at Tübingen, Ger. It was founded in 1477 ...
tubist [to͞o′bist, tyo͞o′bist] n. a person who plays the tuba * * * See tubaist. * * *
/tub"meuhn/, n., pl. tubmen. Old Eng. Law. a barrister in the Court of Exchequer who had precedence in motions over every other barrister except the postman. Cf. ...
/tub"meuhn/, n. 1. Harriet (Araminta), 1820?-1913, U.S. abolitionist: escaped slave and leader of the Underground Railroad; served as a Union scout during Civil War. 2. William ...
Tubman, Harriet
orig. Arminta Ross born с 1820, Dorchester county, Md., U.S. died March 10, 1913, Auburn, N.Y. U.S. abolitionist. Born into slavery, she escaped to the North by the ...
Tubman, William V S
▪ president of Liberia born Nov. 29, 1895, Harper, Liberia died July 23, 1971, London, Eng.       statesman whose 27 years as Liberia's 17th president constituted the ...
Tubman, William V(acanarat) S(hadrach)
born Nov. 29, 1895, Harper, Liberia died July 23, 1971, London, Eng. President of Liberia (1944–71). Tubman educated himself in law before entering public service, eventually ...
Tub·man (tŭbʹmən), Harriet. 1820?-1913. Library of Congress American abolitionist. Born a slave on a Maryland plantation, she escaped to the North in 1849 and became the ...
Tubman,William Vacanarat Shadrach
Tubman, William Vacanarat Shadrach. 1895-1971. Liberian politician. As president of Liberia (1944-1971) he modernized the country and maintained a close relationship with the ...
/tooh'boh kyoo rahr"een, -in, tyooh'-/, n. Pharm. the principal active alkaloid of curare, C38H44Cl2N2O, used as a muscle relaxant, esp. as an adjunct to anesthesia. [1895-1900; ...
/tooh"boyd, tyooh"-/, adj. having or approximating a tubular form. [TUBE + -OID] * * *
tu·bo·plas·ty (to͞oʹbō-plăs'tē, tyo͞oʹ-) n. pl. tu·bo·plas·ties Surgical repair of one or both fallopian tubes. * * *
Tubuai Islands
▪ archipelago, French Polynesia French  Îles Tubuaï,  also called  Austral Islands,  or  Îles Australes        southernmost archipelago of French Polynesia in ...
Tu·bu·a·i Islands (to͞o-bwäʹē, to͞o'bo͞o-īʹ) See Austral Islands. * * *
—tubularity, n. —tubularly, adv. /tooh"byeuh leuhr, tyooh"-/, adj. 1. having the form or shape of a tube; tubiform. 2. of or pertaining to a tube or tubes. 3. characterized ...
tubular bells
▪ musical instrument also called  orchestral bells  or  orchestral chimes   series of tuned brass (originally bronze) tubes of graded length, struck with wooden hammers ...
tubular skate
a type of ice skate consisting of a steel blade set into an aluminum tube and connected to the shoe by tubular supports, used for both hockey and racing skates. Cf. hockey skate, ...
tubular bell n. Any of a set of tuned metal pipes used as an orchestral instrument. Often used in the plural. * * *
See tubular. * * *
See tubularity. * * *
—tubulation, n. —tubulator, n. adj. /tooh"byeuh lit, -layt', tyooh"-/; v. /tooh"byeuh layt', tyooh"-/, adj., v., tubulated, tubulating. adj. 1. Also, tubulated. shaped like ...
See tubulate. * * *
See tubulation. * * *
/tooh"byoohl, tyooh"-/, n. 1. a small tube; a minute tubular structure. 2. See convoluted tubule. [1670-80; < L tubulus, equiv. to tub(us) pipe + -ulus -ULE] * * *
tubuli- [to͞o′byə lə, tyo͞o′byə lə] 〚< L tubulus: see TUBULE〛 combining form tubule or tubular [tubuliflorous] * * *
tu·bu·lif·er·ous (to͞o'byə-lĭfʹər-əs, tyo͞o'-) adj. Having or consisting of tubules. * * *
/tooh'byeuh leuh flawr"euhs, -flohr"-, tyooh'-/, adj. Bot. having the corolla tubular in all the perfect flowers of a head, as certain composite plants. Also, ...
/tooh"byeuh lin, tyooh"-/, n. Biochem. either of two globular proteins that form the structural subunits of microtubules. [1965-70; TUBULE + -IN2] * * *
—tubulously, adv. /tooh"byeuh leuhs, tyooh"-/, adj. 1. containing or consisting of tubes. 2. having the form of a tube; tubular. 3. Bot. having tubular flowers. [1655-65; < NL ...
See tubulous. * * *
/tooh"byeuh leuhr, tyooh"-/, n. a short tubular opening, as in a glass jar or at the top of a retort. [1790-1800; < F; see TUBULE, -URE] * * *
/tooh"byeuh fohn', tyooh"-/, n. an instrument resembling a glockenspiel but with metal tubes instead of bars. [ < L tubu(s) TUBE + -PHONE] * * *
(in full the Trades Union Congress) the association of English trade unions. It was established in 1868 and its main function is to protect the interests of trade union members ...
/tooh kan"euh, -kah"neuh, -kay"-, tyooh-/, n., gen. Tucanae /-kan"ee, -kah"nee, -kay"-/. Astron. the Toucan, a southern constellation between Octans and Phoenix. [ < NL: ...
/tookh"euhs, taw"kheuhs/, n. Slang. tokus. * * *
/tuk"meuhn/, n. Barbara (Wertheim) /werrt"huym/, born 1912, U.S. historian and writer. * * *
Tuchman, Barbara
orig. Barbara Wertheim born Jan. 30, 1912, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 6, 1989, Greenwich, Conn. U.S. historian. She wrote for The Nation and other publications before ...
Tuchman,Barbara Wertheim
Tuch·man (tŭckʹmən), Barbara Wertheim. 1912-1989. American historian who won a Pulitzer Prize for The Guns of August (1962) and for Stilwell and the American Experience in ...
Tucholsky, Kurt
▪ German writer pseudonyms  Theobald Tiger, Peter Panter, Ignaz Wrobel , and  Kaspar Hauser   born Jan. 9, 1890, Berlin died Dec. 21, 1935, Hindas, near Göteborg, ...
/dooh"jyuun"/, n. Chinese Hist. 1. the title of a military governor of a province during the period 1916-28. 2. a war lord. [1915-20; < Chin (Wade-Giles) tu1 chün1, (pinyin) ...
tuck1 /tuk/, v.t. 1. to put into a small, close, or concealing place: Tuck the money into your wallet. 2. to thrust in the loose end or edge of (a garment, covering, etc.) so as ...
tuck pointing
—tuck-pointer, n. Masonry. pointing that has an ornamental fillet of putty, lime, or chalk projecting from the mortar joint. Also called tuck and pat pointing. [1880-85] * * *
tuck-in [tuk′in΄] n. [Brit. Informal] a meal, esp. a hearty one * * *
/tuk"poynt'/, v.t. to finish (masonry) with tuck pointing. [1880-85] * * *
/tuk"shop'/, n. Brit. a shop where pastry, candy, or the like is sold. [1855-60] * * *
/tuk"euh hoh'/, n. 1. Also called Indian bread. the edible, underground sclerotium of the fungus Poria cocos, found on the roots of trees in the southern United States. 2. See ...
Tuckasegee River
▪ river, North Carolina, United States       river rising in the Blue Ridge (Pisgah National Forest) west of Brevard, in Jackson county, North Carolina, U.S. The ...
tuckaway table
/tuk"euh way'/ a table having a support folding into one plane and a tilting or drop-leaf top. [TUCK1 + AWAY] * * *
tucker1 /tuk"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that tucks. 2. a piece of linen, muslin, or the like, worn by women about the neck and shoulders. 3. chemisette. 4. a sewing machine ...
/tuk"euhr/, n. 1. Richard, 1915-75, U.S. operatic tenor. 2. Sophie (Sophie Abruza), 1884-1966, U.S. singer and entertainer, born in Russia. * * *
Tucker porcelain
      pottery ware made from 1826 to 1838 at a factory founded in Philadelphia by William Ellis Tucker, who had found porcelain ingredients at sites near Wilmington, ...
Tucker, C. DeLores
▪ 2006 Cynthia DeLores Nottage        American political activist (b. Oct. 4, 1927, Philadelphia, Pa.—d. Oct. 12, 2005, Philadelphia), in the 1990s spearheaded a ...
Tucker, Ira B.
▪ 2009       American gospel singer born May 17, 1925, Spartanburg, S.C. died June 24, 2008, Philadelphia, Pa. was for seven decades the arresting lead singer of the a ...
Tucker, Richard
▪ American opera singer original name  Reuben Ticker   born Aug. 28, 1913, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 8, 1975, Kalamazoo, Mich.       American operatic tenor and ...
Tucker, Sophie
▪ American singer original name  Sophie Kalish , also called  Sophie Abuza  born Jan. 13, 1884, Russia died Feb. 9, 1966, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American singer ...
Tuck·er (tŭkʹər), Richard. 1914?-1975. American tenor who performed with the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1945 to 1975. * * *
Tucker, Sophie. 1884-1966. Russian-born American entertainer known for her flamboyant vaudeville performances and her signature tune, “Some of These Days.” * * *
/tuk"euhr bag'/, n. Australian. a bag used to carry food. [1900-05] * * *
/tuk"euhr boks'/, n. Australian. a box used to store or carry food. [1900-05] * * *
/tuk"it/, n. a trumpet fanfare. [1585-95; TUCK4 + -ET] * * *
Tuckey, James Kingston
▪ British naval officer and explorer born August 1776, Greenhill, County Cork, Ire. died Oct. 4, 1816, near Moanda, in modern-day Dem. Rep. of the Congo       British ...
▪ building construction       in building construction, technique of finishing masonry joints with a fine, pointed ridge of mortar, for decorative purposes, instead of ...
/tooh"koh tooh"koh/, n., pl. tuco-tucos. any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Ctenomys, of South America, resembling the pocket gopher. [1825-35; < AmerSp tucotuco, ...
/tooh"son, tooh son"/, n. a city in S Arizona: health resort. 330,537. * * * City (pop., 2000: 486,699), southeastern Arizona, U.S. It lies along the Santa Cruz River on a ...
/tooh'kooh mahn"/, n. a city in NW Argentina. 496,914. * * * ▪ province, Argentina       provincia (province), northwestern Argentina. The western fringe of the ...
Tucumán, Congress of
▪ Argentina [1816]       assembly that met in the city of Tucumán (now San Miguel de Tucumán) and declared the independence of Argentina from Spain on July 9, ...
▪ New Mexico, United States       city, seat (1903) of Quay county, eastern New Mexico, U.S., in the Canadian River valley. Lying along the important Goodnight-Loving ...
or Ticuna or Tikuna South American Indian people living in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia. Traditional Tucunas live in the rainforest of the northwestern Amazon basin, cultivating ...
▪ Venezuela       city, capital of Delta Amacuro estado (state), northeastern Venezuela. It lies along the Mánamo River, which is a main distributary of the Orinoco ...
or t'u-ti Type of Chinese god whose nature and functions are determined by local residents. Its chief characteristic is the limitation of its jurisdiction to a single place, ...
Tudjman, Franjo
born May 14, 1922, Veliko Trgovisce, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes died Dec. 10, 1999, Zagreb, Cro. Croatian politician and president of Croatia (1990–99). He served ...
Tudj·man (to͞ojʹmən), Franjo. 1922-1999. Croatian general and historian who was president of Croatia from 1990 to 1999. * * *
/tooh"deuhr, tyooh"-/, n. 1. Antony, 1909-87, English choreographer and dancer. 2. David (Eugene), born 1926, U.S. pianist and composer. 3. Mary. See Mary I. 4. a member of the ...
Tudor arch
a four-centered arch, the inner pair of curves having a radius much greater than that of the outer pair. See illus. under arch. [1805-15] * * *
Tudor rose
n the symbol of the Tudor(1) family when its members were the kings and queens of England (1485–1603). It was introduced by Henry VII when he became the first Tudor monarch, ...
Tudor style
Architectural style in England (1485–1558) that made lavish use of half-timbering (see timber framing), as well as oriels, gables, decorative brickwork, and rich ...
Tudor, Antony
orig. William Cook born April 4, 1908, London, Eng. died April 20, 1987, New York, N.Y., U.S. British-born U.S. dancer, teacher, and choreographer. In 1927 he joined Marie ...
Tudor, David Eugene
▪ 1997       U.S. avant-garde composer and pianist who gained prominence after 1950 as an interpreter of the works of such composers as Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz ...
Tudor, house of
English royal dynasty that gave five sovereigns to England (1485–1603). The Tudors originated in the 13th century, but the dynasty's fortunes were established by Owen Tudor ...
Tudor, Tasha
▪ 2009 Starling Burgess        American children's book illustrator and author born Aug. 28, 1915, Boston, Mass. died June 18, 2008, Marlboro, Vt. illustrated nearly ...
Tudor, Antony. 1909-1987. British-born American dancer and choreographer known for his psychological ballets, such as Undertow (1945) and The Leaves Are Fading (1975). * * *
Tue or Tues abbrev. Tuesday * * *
/tooh ay"bawrdd/; Eng. /tooh ee"bawr, tyooh-/, v. Latin. I will defend: motto on the coat of arms of Michigan. * * *
Tuesday. Also, Tue. * * *
/toohz"day, -dee, tyoohz"-/, n. the third day of the week, following Monday. [bef. 1050; ME tewesday, OE tiwesdaeg (c. OHG ziestac, ON tysdagr), orig. phrase Tiwes daeg Tiu's ...
/toohz"dayz, -deez, tyoohz"-/, adv. every Tuesday; on Tuesdays: Tuesdays I work at home. [TUESDAY + -S1] * * *
—tufaceous /tooh fay"sheuhs, tyooh-/, adj. /tooh"feuh, tyooh"-/, n. Geol. 1. Also called calcareous tufa, calc-tufa, calc-tuff. a porous limestone formed from calcium carbonate ...
tufa cave
▪ geological formation       umbrella-like canopy formed as a calcium-carbonate-saturated stream plunges over a cliff. As the water is aerated, carbon dioxide is ...
See tufa. * * *
tuff1 /tuf/, adj. Slang. tough (def. 13). tuff2 —tuffaceous /tu fay"sheuhs/, adj. /tuf/, n. Geol. a fragmental rock consisting of the smaller kinds of volcanic detritus, as ash ...
See tuff. * * *
/tuf"it/, n. 1. a low stool; footstool. 2. Dial. tuft. [1550-55] * * *
—tufter, n. /tuft/, n. 1. a bunch or cluster of small, usually soft and flexible parts, as feathers or hairs, attached or fixed closely together at the base and loose at the ...
/tuf"tid/, adj. 1. furnished or decorated with tufts. 2. formed into or growing in a tuft or tufts. [1600-10; TUFT + -ED3] * * *
tufted duck
an Old World wild duck, Aythya fuligula, having a tufted head and black and white plumage. [1760-70] * * *
tufted titmouse
a gray titmouse, Parus bicolor, of the eastern and midwestern U.S., having a crested head. See illus. under titmouse. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
tuft·ed duck (tŭfʹtĭd) n. An Old World duck (Aythya fuligula) having a short plump body and a crest on its head, the male of which has mostly black plumage. * * *
tufted titmouse n. A bluish-gray titmouse (Parus bicolor) of the eastern and southern United States, having a crest on its head and brown flanks. * * *
See tuft. * * *
/tuf"ting/, n. 1. the act or process of making tufts. 2. tufts collectively, esp. as decoration. [1545-55; TUFT + -ING1] * * *
Tufts University
▪ university, Medford, Massachusetts, United States       private, nonsectarian, coeducational institution of higher education, located in Medford where it meets ...
—tuftily, adv. —tuftiness, n. /tuf"tee/, adj., tuftier, tuftiest. 1. abounding in tufts. 2. covered or adorned with tufts. 3. growing in or forming tufts. [1605-15; TUFT + ...
▪ plant       any of about 260 species of annual and perennial herbs of the genus Wahlenbergia, of the bellflower family (Campanulaceae), mostly native to south ...
—tugger, n. —tugless, adj. /tug/, v., tugged, tugging, n. v.t. 1. to pull at with force, vigor, or effort. 2. to move by pulling forcibly; drag; haul. 3. to tow (a vessel) by ...
tug of war
1. an athletic contest between two teams at opposite ends of a rope, each team trying to drag the other over a line. 2. a hard-fought, critical struggle for supremacy. [1670-80 ...
▪ athletic contest  athletic contest between two teams at opposite ends of a rope, each team trying to drag the other across a centre line. In some forms of the game a tape ...
Tugaloo River
▪ river, United States       river formed southeast of Tallulah Falls, Ga., U.S., at the confluence of the Chattooga and Tallulah rivers (which are there dammed to form ...
/tug"boht'/, n. a small, powerful boat for towing or pushing ships, barges, etc. Also called towboat, tug. [1820-30, Amer.; TUG + BOAT] * * *   small, powerful watercraft ...
Tugela River
Principal river, KwaZulu/Natal province, South Africa. It rises in the Mont-aux-Sources plateau and hurtles 3,110 ft (948 m) down a series of waterfalls to cut through Tugela ...
Tu·ge·la Falls (to͞o-gāʹlə) A series of five waterfalls in the Tugela River, about 483 km (300 mi) long, of eastern South Africa. The falls have a total drop of 915 m ...
See tug. * * *
tugof war
tug of war n. pl. tugs of war 1. Games. A contest of strength in which two teams tug on opposite ends of a rope, each trying to pull the other across a dividing line. 2. A ...
/tooh"grik/, n. an aluminum-bronze or cupronickel coin and monetary unit of the Mongolian People's Republic, equal to 100 mongo. Also, tughrik, tukhrik. [ < mod. Mongolian ...
Tugwell, Rexford G(uy)
born July 10, 1891, Sinclairville, N.Y., U.S. died July 21, 1979, Santa Barbara, Calif. U.S. economist. He joined the economics faculty of Columbia University in 1920, and in ...
Tugwell, Rexford Guy
▪ American economist born July 10, 1891, Sinclairville, N.Y., U.S. died July 21, 1979, Santa Barbara, Calif.  American economist, one of the three members of President ...
/tooh"ee/, n. a black New Zealand honey eater, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae, having a patch of white feathers on each side of the throat, sometimes tamed as a pet. Also called ...
/twee"leuh reez/; Fr. /tweeleu rddee"/, n. a former royal palace in Paris: begun by Catherine de Médicis in 1564; burned by supporters of the Commune in 1871. The gardens that ...
Tuileries Palace
French royal residence, adjacent to the Louvre in Paris, destroyed by arson in 1871. The original palace, commissioned by Catherine de Médicis, was begun in 1564 by Philibert ...
/tweel/, n. a tasset. [1350-1400; ME toile < MF tuille, var. of teuille < L tegula TILE] * * *

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