Trade to Treasures

Trade (See Balance. )

Trade Mark A mark adopted by a manufacturer to distinguish his productions from those made by other persons.

Trade Winds Winds that trade or tread in one uniform track. In the northern hemisphere they blow from the north-east, and in the southern hemisphere from the south-east, about thirty degrees each side of the equator. In some places they blow six months in one direction, and six in the opposite. It is a mistake to derive the word from trade (commerce), under the notion that they are “good for trade.” (Anglo Saxon, tredde-wind, a treading wind- i.e. wind of a specific “beat” or tread; tredan, to tread.)

Trade follows the Flag Colonies promote the trade of the mother country. The reference is to the custom of planting the flag of the mother country in every colony.

Tradesmen's Signs removed by Act of Parliament, 1764. The London Paving Act, 6 Geo. III. 26, 17.

Traditions (See Christian Traditions. )

Trafa Meat Meat prohibited as food by Jews from some ritual defect. It was sold cheap to general butchers, but at one time the law forbade the sale. In 1285 Roger de Lakenham, of Norwich, was fined for selling “Trafa meat.”

Tragedy The goat-song (Greek, tragos-ode). The song that wins the goat as a prize. This is the explanation given by Horace ( De Arte Poetica, 220). (See Comedy. )
   Tragedy. The first English tragedy of any merit was Gorboduc, written by Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville. (See Ralph Roister Doister.
   The Father of Tragedy. AEschylos the Athenian. (B.C. 525-426.) Thespis, the Richardson of Athens, who went about in a waggon with his strolling players, was the first to introduce dialogue in the choral odes, and is therefore not unfrequently called the “Father of Tragedy or the Drama.”

“Thespis was first who all besmeared with lee,
Began this pleasure for posterity.”
Dryden: Art of Poetry (Tragedy), c. iii.
   Father of French Tragedy. Garnier (1534-1590).

Trail The trail of the serpent is over them all. Sin has set his mark on all. (Thomas Moore: Paradise and the Peri.)

Traitors' Bridge A loyal heart may be landed under Traitors' Bridge. Traitor's Bridge, in the Tower, was the was by which persons charged with high treason entered that State prison.

Traitors' Gate opens from the Tower of London to the Thames, and was the gate by which persons accused of treason entered their prison.

Trajan's Column commemorates his victories over the Dacians. It was the work of Apollodorus. The column of the Place Vendôme, Paris, is a model of it.

Trajan's Wall A line of fortifications stretching across the Dobrudscha from Czernavoda to the Black Sea.

Tram (A). A car which runs on a tramway (q.v.). Trams in collieries were in use in the seventeenth century, but were not introduced into our streets till 1868.

Tramway or Tram Rails. A railway for tram-carts or waggons, originally made of wooden rails. Iron rails were first laid down in 1738, but apparently were called “dram-roads” (Greek, dram-ein, to run). We are told there were waggons called drams (or trams). Benjamin Outram, in 1800, used stone rails

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