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TELESTIC, t[=e]-les'tik, _adj._ pertaining to the final end. [Gr. _telos_, an end.]

TELESTICH, tel'[=e]-stik, _n._ a poem in which the final letters of the lines make a name.

TELETHERMOGRAPH, tel-[=e]-ther'm[=o]-graf, _n._ a self-registering telethermometer.

TELETHERMOMETER, tel-[=e]-ther-mom'e-t[.e]r, _n._ thermometer that records its temperature at a distance.

TELEUTOSPORE, t[=e]-l[=u]'t[=o]-sp[=o]r, _n._ a thick-walled winter spore of the rust-fungi (_Uredineae_), producing on germination a promycelium.

[Gr. _teleut[=e]_ completion, spora, _seed_.]

TELIC, tel'ik; _adj._ denoting a final end or purpose.

TELL, tel, _v.t._ to number or give an account of: to utter: to narrate: to disclose: to inform: to discern: to explain.--_v.i._ to give an account: to produce or take effect: to chat, gossip: to tell tales, play the informer:--_pa.t._ and _pa.p._ t[=o]ld.--_adj._ TELL'ABLE, capable of being told.--_ns._ TELL'ER, one who tells or counts: a clerk whose duty it is to receive and pay money; TELL'ERSHIP, the office of a teller.--_p.adj._ TELL'ING, having great effect.--_adv._ TELL'INGLY, in a telling or effective manner.--_n._ TELL'-TALE, one who tells tales: one who officiously tells the private concerns of others: an indication or an indicator, as an automatic instrument: a bird of genus _Totanus_, a tattler.--_adj._ given to reveal secrets, blabbing: apparent, openly seen: giving warning.--TELL OFF, to count off: to detach on some special duty.

[A.S. _tellan_; Ice. _telja_, Ger. _zahlen_, to number.]

TELLURAL, tel'[=u]-ral, _adj._ pertaining to the earth.

TELLURIUM, te-l[=u]'ri-um, _n._ an element by some classed as a metal, placed by others among the metalloids, brittle and crystalline, of high metallic lustre, bluish-white in colour, with close analogies to sulphur and selenium.--_n._ TEL'LURATE, a salt of telluric acid.--_adjs._ TEL'L[=U]RETTED, combined with tellurium; TELL[=U]'RIAN, pertaining to the earth.--_n._ an inhabitant of the earth.--_adj._ TELL[=U]'RIC, pertaining to, or proceeding from, the earth: of or from tellurium.--_n._ TEL'LURIDE, a compound of tellurium with an electro-positive element.--_adjs._ TELL[=U]RIF'EROUS, containing tellurium; TEL'L[=U]ROUS, pertaining to tellurium. [L. _tellus_, _telluris_, the earth.]

TELOTYPE, tel'[=o]-t[=i]p, _n._ a printing electric telegraph: an automatically printed telegram.

TELPHER, tel'f[.e]r, _adj._ pertaining to a system of telpherage.--_n._ TEL'PHERAGE, a term coined by Prof. Fleeming Jenkin for a system of electric traction developed on an absolute automatic block system, the presence of a train on one section cutting off the supply of electric energy to the section behind, any mode of transport effected automatically with the aid of electricity. [Framed from _tel_(egraph)--Gr. _t[=e]le_, far, _pherein_, to carry.]

TELSON, tel'son, _n._ the last somite of the pleon or abdomen of certain crustaceans and arachnidans. [Gr. _telson_, a boundary.]

TELUGU, tel'[=oo]-g[=oo], _n._ the language spoken in the north-western portion of the Dravidian area inhabited by the _Telingas_.--Also TEL'OOGOO.

TEMED, t[=e]md, _adj._ (_Spens._) yoked in a team.

TEMENOS, tem'e-nos, _n._ a piece of land marked off from common uses and dedicated to a god, a precinct. [Gr.,--_temnein_, to cut off.]

TEMERITY, te-m[.e]r'i-ti, _n._ rashness: unreasonable contempt for danger.--_adj._ TEMER[=A]'RIOUS (_obs._), rash, reckless.--_adv._ TEMER[=A]'RIOUSLY.--_adj._ TEM'EROUS, rash.--_adv._ TEM'EROUSLY. [Fr.

_temerite_--L. _temeritas_--_temere_, by chance, rashly.]

TEMEWISE, t[=e]m'w[=i]z, _adv._ (_Spens._) like a team.

TEMPEAN, tem-p[=e]'an, _adj._ pertaining to, or resembling, _Tempe_, a valley in Thessaly, praised by the classic poets for its matchless beauty: beautiful: delightful.

TEMPER, tem'p[.e]r, _v.t._ to mix in due proportion: to modify by blending or mixture: to moderate: to soften: to bring to a proper degree of hardness and elasticity, as steel: to amend or adjust, as a false or imperfect concord.--_n._ due mixture or balance or different or contrary qualities: state of a metal as to hardness, &c.: constitution of the body: constitutional frame or state of mind, esp. with regard to feelings, disposition, temperament, mood: passion, irritation: calmness or moderation: in sugar-works lime or other substance used to neutralise the acidity of cane-juice.--_adjs._ TEM'PERABLE, capable of being tempered; TEM'PERED, having a certain specified disposition or temper: brought to a certain temper, as steel: (_mus._) tuned or adjusted to some mean, or to equal, temperament.--_adv._ TEM'PEREDLY.--_ns._ TEM'PERER; TEM'PERING, the process of giving the required degree of hardness or softness to iron or steel, by heating to redness and cooling in different ways. [L.

_temper[=a]re_, to combine properly, allied to _tempus_, time.]

TEMPERA, tem'pe-ra, _n._ (_paint._) same as DISTEMPER.

TEMPERAMENT, tem'p[.e]r-a-ment, _n._ state with respect to the predominance of any quality: internal constitution or state: disposition, one of the peculiarities of physical and mental organisation which to a certain extent influence our thoughts and actions--_choleric_ or _bilious_, _lymphatic_, _nervous_, _sanguine_: the adjustment of imperfect concords, so that the difference between two contiguous sounds is reduced to a minimum and the two appear identical--a system of compromise in the tuning of keyed instruments.--_adj._ TEMPERAMEN'TAL.--_adv._ TEMPERAMEN'TALLY. [L.


TEMPERANCE, tem'p[.e]r-ans, _n._ moderation, esp. in the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions--in a narrower sense, moderation in the use of alcoholic liquors, and even entire abstinence from such.--TEMPERANCE HOTEL, one which professes to supply no alcoholic liquors; TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, a political agitation for the restriction or abolition of the use of alcoholic liquors; TEMPERANCE SOCIETY, usually an association of total-abstainers from alcoholic liquors. [L. _temperantia_.]

TEMPERATE, tem'p[.e]r-[=a]t, _adj._ moderate in degree of any quality, esp.

in the appetites and passions, self-restrained: calm: cool, mild, moderate in temperature: abstemious.--_adv._ TEM'PERATELY.--_n._ TEM'PERATENESS.--_adj._ TEM'PERATIVE.--_n._ TEM'PERATURE, constitution: proportion: degree of any quality, esp. of heat or cold in weather or climate: the thermal condition of a body which determines the interchange of heat between it and other bodies: state of a living body with respect to sensible heat.--TEMPERATE ZONES, the parts of the earth of more cool and equable temperature lying between the tropics and the polar circles--the _North Temperate Zone_ being the space between the tropic of Cancer and the arctic circle; the _South Temperate Zone_, that between the tropic of Capricorn and the antarctic circle.

TEMPEST, tem'pest, _n._ wind rushing with great velocity, usually with rain or snow: a violent storm: any violent commotion.--_adjs._ TEM'PEST-BEAT'EN; TEM'PEST-TOST (_Shak._), driven about by storms; TEMPES'T[=U]OUS, resembling, or pertaining to, a tempest: very stormy: turbulent.--_adv._ TEMPES'T[=U]OUSLY.--_n._ TEMPES'T[=U]OUSNESS.--TEMPEST IN A TEA-POT, a great disturbance over a trivial matter. [O. Fr. _tempeste_--L.

_tempestas_, a season, tempest--_tempus_, time.]

TEMPLAR, tem'plar, _n._ one of a religious and military order founded in 1119 for the protection of the Holy Sepulchre and pilgrims going thither--extinguished, 1307-14, in one of the darkest tragedies of history: a student or lawyer living in the Temple, London.--GOOD TEMPLAR, a member of a teetotal society whose organisation is a travesty of that of the Freemasons. [Orig. called 'Poor fellow-soldiers of Christ and of the _Temple_ of Solomon,' from their first headquarters in the palace of King Baldwin II., which was built on the site of the temple of Solomon, close to the church of the Holy Sepulchre.]

TEMPLATE, tem'pl[=a]t, _n._ a mould in wood or metal, showing the outline or profile of mouldings, and from which the workmen execute the moulding.--Also TEM'PLET. [Low L. _templatus_, vaulted--L. _templum_, a small timber.]

TEMPLE, tem'pl, _n._ an edifice erected to a deity or for religious purposes: a place of worship: in London, two inns of court, once occupied by the Knights Templars. [L. _templum_, prob. for _temulum_, a space marked out for religious purposes, dim. of _tempus_, a piece cut off.]

TEMPLE, tem'pl, _n._ the flat portion of either side of the head above the cheekbone.--_adj._ TEM'PORAL, pertaining to the temples. [O. Fr.

_temple_--L. _tempora_, the temples, pl. of _tempus_, time.]

TEMPO, tem'p[=o], _n._ (_mus._) time, relative rapidity of rhythm. [It.]

TEMPORAL, tem'por-al, _adj._ pertaining to time, esp. to this life or world--opposed to eternal: worldly, secular, or civil--opposed to sacred or ecclesiastical.--_n._ TEMPORAL'ITY, what pertains to temporal welfare: (_pl._) secular possessions, revenues of an ecclesiastic proceeding from lands, tithes, and the like.--_adv._ TEM'PORALLY.--_n._ TEM'PORALNESS.--_adv._ TEM'PORARILY.--_n._ TEM'PORARINESS.--_adjs._ TEM'PORARY, TEMPOR[=A]'NEOUS, for a time only: transient.--_n._ TEMPORIS[=A]'TION.--_v.i._ TEM'PORISE, to comply with the time or occasion: to yield to circumstances.--_ns._ TEM'PORISER; TEM'PORISING.--_adv._ TEM'PORISINGLY. [Fr.,--L. _tempus_, time.]

TEMPT, temt, _v.t._ to put to trial: to test: to try to persuade, esp. to evil: to entice.--_adj._ TEMP'TABLE.--_ns._ TEMP'TABLENESS; TEMPT[=A]'TION, act of tempting: state of being tempted: that which tempts: enticement to evil: trial.--_adj._ TEMPT[=A]'TIOUS, seductive.--_n._ TEMP'TER, one who tempts, esp. the devil:--_fem._ TEMP'TRESS.--_adj._ TEMP'TING, adapted to tempt or entice.--_adv._ TEMP'TINGLY.--_n._ TEMP'TINGNESS. [O. Fr.

_tempter_ (Fr. _tenter_)--L. _tent[=a]re_, an inten. of _tend[)e]re_, to stretch.]

TEMSE, TEMS, tems, _n._ a sieve.--_v.t._ to sift. [Cf. Dut. _tems_.]

TEMULENCE, tem'[=u]-lens, _n._ intoxication--also TEM'ULENCY.--_adj._ TEM'ULENT.--_adv._ TEM'ULENTLY. [L. _temulentus_, drunk.]

TEN, ten, _adj._ twice five.--_n._ a figure denoting ten units, as 10 or x.: a playing-card with ten spots: ten o'clock in the morning or evening.--_n._ UP'PER-TEN (see under UPPER). [A.S. _ten_, _tien_; Ger.

_zehn_, W. _deg_, L. _decem_, Gr. _deka_, Sans. _dacan_.]

TENABLE, ten'a-bl, _adj._ capable of being retained, kept, or defended.--_ns._ TENABIL'ITY, TEN'ABLENESS, the state or quality of being tenable. [Fr. _tenable_, from _tenir_--L. _ten[=e]re_, to hold.]

TENACE, ten'[=a]s, _n._ at whist, a holding of the first and third best cards (_major tenace_), or the second and fourth best cards (_minor tenace_), in a suit. [Fr.]

TENACIOUS, t[=e]-n[=a]'shus, _adj._ retaining or holding fast: apt to stick: stubborn.--_adv._ TEN[=A]'CIOUSLY.--_ns._ TEN[=A]'CIOUSNESS, TENAC'ITY, quality of being tenacious: the quality of bodies which makes them stick to others. [L. _tenax_--_ten[=e]re_.]

TENACULUM, t[=e]-nak'[=u]-lum, _n._ a surgical hooked instrument for drawing out a divided blood-vessel to be tied.

TENAILLE, te-n[=a]l', _n._ (_fort._) an outwork in the main ditch immediately in front of the curtain, of great use for protecting the ditch, covering the postern from the enemy's view, &c.--_n._ TENAILLON (te-nal'yon), a work to strengthen the side of a small ravelin, and to support the shoulder of the bastion. [Fr.,--L. _tenaculum_, a holder--_ten[=e]re_, to hold.]

TENANT, ten'ant, _n._ one who holds or possesses land or property under another, the payments and services which he owes to his superior constituting his tenure: one who has, on certain conditions, temporary possession of any place, an occupant.--_v.t._ to hold as a tenant.--_n._ TEN'ANCY, a holding by private ownership: a temporary holding of land or property by a tenant.--_adj._ TEN'ANTABLE, fit to be tenanted: in a state of repair suitable for a tenant.--_n._ TEN'ANT-FARM'ER, a farmer who rents a farm from the landlord.--_adj._ TEN'ANTLESS, without a tenant.--_ns._

TEN'ANT-RIGHT, the customary right of the tenant to sit continuously at a reasonable rent, and to receive compensation for his interest from the incoming tenant, and for all permanent or unexhausted improvements from the landlord; TEN'ANTRY, the body of tenants on an estate. [Fr. _tenant_--L.

_tenens_, pr.p. of _ten[=e]re_, to hold.]

TENCH, tensh, _n._ a fresh-water fish, of the carp family, very tenacious of life. [O. Fr. _tenche_ (Fr. _tanche_)--L. _tinca_.]

TEND, tend, _v.t._ to accompany as assistant or protector: to take care of, to be attentive to, to wait upon so as to execute.--_ns._ TEN'DANCE (_Spens._), state of expectation: (_Shak._) act of waiting or tending, also persons attendant; TEN'DER, a small vessel that attends a larger with stores, &c.: a carriage attached to locomotives to supply fuel and water.

[Contracted from _attend_.]

TEND, tend, _v.i._ to stretch, aim at, move, or incline in a certain direction: to be directed to any end or purpose: to contribute.--_n._ TEN'DENCY, direction, object, or result to which anything tends: inclination: drift. [Fr. _tendre_--L. _tend[)e]re_; Gr. _teinein_, to stretch.]

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