daughters, and Mr. Edward Tichborne, who inherited the Doughty estates, dropping the original name, called himself sir Edward Doughty.

Tickell (Mark), a useful friend, especially to Elsie Lovell.—Wybert Reeve: Parted.

Tickler (Timothy), an ideal portrait of Robert Sym, a lawyer of Edinburgh (1750–1844).—Wilson: Noctes Ambrosianœ (1822–36).

Tiddler. (See Tom Tiddler’s Ground.)

Tiddy-Doll, a nickname given to Richard Grenville lord Temple (1711–1770).

Tide-Waiters (Ecclesiastical). So the Rev. lord Osborne (S. G. O.) calls the clergy in convocation whose votes do not correspond with their real opinions.

Tider (Robin), one of the servants of the earl of Leicester.—Sir W. Scott: Kenilworth (time, Elizabeth).

Tiffany, Miss Alscrip’s lady’s-maid; pert, silly, bold, and a coquette.—Burgoyne: The Heiress (1781).

Tigernach, oldest of the Irish annalists. His annals were published in Dr. O’Connor’s Rerum Hibernicarum Scriptores Veteres, at the expense of the duke of Buckingham (1814–1826).

Tigg (Montague), a clever impostor, who lives by his wits. He starts a bubble insurance office—“the Anglo-Bengalee Company”—and makes considerable gain thereby. Having discovered the attempt of Jonas Chuzzlewit to murder his father, he compels him to put his money in the “new company,” but Jonas finds means to murder him.—Dickens: Martin Chuzzlewit (1844).

Tiglath - Pileser, son of Pul, second of the sixth dynasty of the new Assyrian empire. The word is Tiglath Pul Assur, “the great tiger of Assyria.”

Tigranes , one of the heroes slain by the impetuous Dudon soon after the arrival of the Christian army before Jerusalem.—Tasso: Jerusalem Delivered, iii. (1575).

Tigranes , king of Armenia.—Fletcher: A King or No King (1619).

Tigress Nurse (A). Tasso says that Clorinda was suckled by a tigress.—Jerusalem Delivered, xii.

Roman story says Romulus and Remus were suckled by a she-wolf.

Orson, the brother of Valentine, was suckled by a she-bear, and was brought up by an eagle.—Valentine and Orson.

Tilburina, the daughter of the governor of Tilbury Fort; in love with Whiskerandos. Her love-ravings are the crest unto the crest of burlesque tragedy (see act ii. 1).—Sheridan: The Critic (1779).

An oyster may be crossed in love,” says the gentle Tilburina.—Sir W. Scott.

Tilbury Fort (The governor of), father of Tilburina; a plain, matter-of-fact man, with a gushing, romantic, and love-struck daughter. In Mr. Puff’s tragedy The Spanish Armada.—Sheridan: The Critic (1779).

Tim (Tiny), the little son of Bob Cratchit (a clerk in Scrooge’s office).—Dickens: Christmas Carol (1843).

Tim Syllabub, a droll creature, equally good at a rebus, a riddle, a bawdy song, or a tabernacle hymn. You may easily recognize him by his shabby finery, his frizzled hair, his dirty shirt, and his half-genteel, but more than half-shabby dress.—Goldsmith: A Citizen of the World, xxix. (1759).

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