Tike to Tirled
Tike A Yorkshire tike. A clownish rustic. In Scotland a dog is called a tyke (Icelandic, tik); hence, a snarling, obstinate fellow.
Tile A hat. (Anglo-Saxon, tigel; Latin, tego, to cover.)
Tile Loose He has a tile loose. He is not quite compos mentis; he is not all there.
Tile a Lodge in Freemasonry, means to close the door, to prevent anyone uninitiated from entering. Of course, to tile a house means to finish building it, and to tile a lodge is to complete it.
Timber-toe (A). A wooden leg, one with a wooden leg.
Time Time and tide wait for no man.
For the next inn he spurs a main.Take [or Seize ] Time by the forelock (Thales of Miletus.). Time is represented as an old man, quite bald, with the exception of a single lock of hair on the forehead. Shakespeare calls him that bald sexton, Time. (King John, iii. 1.)
Time is, Time was, Time's past. Friar Bacon made a brazen head, and it was said if he heard his head speak he would succeed in his work in hand, if not he would fail. A man named Miles was set to watch the head, and while Bacon was sleeping the head uttered these words: TIME IS; and half an hour afterwards it said TIME WAS; after the expiration of another half-hour it said TIME'S PAST, fell down, and was broken to pieces.
Like Friar Bacon's brazen head, I've spoken;Time-bargain (A), in Stock, is a speculation, not an investment. A time-bargain is made to buy or sell again as soon as possible and receive the difference realised. An investment is made for the sake of the interest given.
Time of Grace The lawful season for venery, which began at Midsummer and lasted to Holyrood Day. The fox and wolf might be hunted from the Nativity to the Annunciation; the roebuck from Easter to Michaelmas: the roe from Michaelmas to Candlemas; the hare from Michaelmas to Midsummer; and the boar from the Nativity to the Purification. (See Sporting Seasons .)
Time-honoured Lancaster Old John of Gaunt. His father was Edward III., his son Henry IV., his nephew Richard II. of England; his second wife was Constance, daughter of Peter the Cruel of Castile and Leon, his only daughter married John of Castile and Leon; his sister Johanna married Alphonso, King of Castile. Shakespeare calls him time-honoured and old; honoured he certainly was, but was only fifty-nine at his death. Hesiod is called Old, meaning long ago.
Timoleon The Corinthian who so hated tyranny that he murdered his own brother Timophanes when he
attempted to make himself absolute in Corinth.
The fair Corinthian boastTimon of Athens The misanthrope, Shakespeare's play so called. Lord Macaulay uses the expression to out-Timon Timon- i.e. to be more misanthropical than even Timon.
Tin Money. A depreciating synonym for silver, called by alchemists Jupiter.
Tine-man (The). The Earl of Douglas, who died 1424. (See Sir W. Scott: Tales of a Grandfather, chap. xviii.)
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd,
and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.