at Little Eaton, Derbyshire; but the similarity between tram and Outram is a mere coincidence. Perhaps
he was the cause of the word dram being changed to tram, but even this is doubtful. (See Rees' Cyclopaedia.)
Trams are a kind of sledge on which coals are brought from the place where they are hewn to the shaft. A tram has four wheels, but a sledge is without wheels.- Brand: History of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, vcl. ii. p. 681. n. (1789)
Tramecksan and Slamecksan The high heels and low heels, the two great political factions of Lilliput. The high heels are the Tories, and the low heels the Radicals of the kingdom. The animosity of these two factions runs so high that they will neither eat, nor drink, nor speak to each other. The king was a low heel in politics, but the heir-apparent a high heel. (Swift: Gulliver's Travels; Voyage to Lilliput, chap. iv.)
Trammel means to catch in a net. (French, tramail, trame, a woof; verb, tramer, to weave.)
Tramontane (3 syl.). The north wind; so called by the Italians because to them it comes over the mountains. The Italians also apply the term to German, French, and other artists born north of the Alps. French lawyers, on the other hand, apply the word to Italian canonists, whom they consider too Romanistic. We in England generally call overstrained Roman Catholic notions Ultramontane.
Translator (A). A cobbler, who translates or transmogrifies two pairs of worn-out shoes into one pair
capable of being worn; a reformer, who tries to cobble the laws.
The dull à la mode reformers or translators have pulled the church all to pieces and know not how to patch it up again.- Mercurius Pragmaticus (March, 1647, No. 27).Translator-General So Fuller, in his Worthies, calls Philemon Holland, who translated a large number of the Greek and Latin classics. (1551-1636.)
Trap A carriage, especially such as a phäeton, dog-cart, commercial sulky, and such like. It is not applied
to a gentleman's close carriage. Contraction of trappings (whatever is put on, furniture for horses,
The trap in question was a carriage which the Major had bought for six pounds sterling.- Thackeray: Vanity Fair, chap. lx vii.Traps. Luggage, as Leave your traps at the station, I must look after my traps, etc. (See above.
The traps were packed up as quickly as possible and the party drove away.- Daily Telegraph.Trapani The Count de Trapani was the ninth child of Mary Isabel and Ferdinand II. of the two Sicilies. He married the Archduchess Mary, daughter of Leopold II., Grand Duke of Tuscany.
N.B. Francis de Paul, usually called Louis-Emmanuel, Count of Trapani, was born in 1827.
Trapani. The Spaniards, in pitiless raillery of the Spanish marriages, called the trapos or dishclouts used by waiters in the cafés to wipe down the dirty tables trapani.
Trappists A religious order, so called from La Trappe, an abbey of the Cistercian order, founded in the middle of the twelfth century.
Trasgo Same as Duende (q.v.).
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