Treves to Tripos

Treves (1 syl.). The Holy Coat of Trèves. A relic preserved in the cathedral of Tréves. It is said to be the seamless coat of our Saviour, which the soldiers would not rend, and therefore cast lots for. (John xix. 23, 25.) The Empress Helena, it is said, discovered this coat in the fourth century.

Trevethy Stone St. Clear, Cornwall. A cromlech. Trevédi, in British, means a place of graves.

Tria Juncta in Uno The motto of the Order of the Bath.

Triads Three subjects more or less connected formed into one continuous poem or subject: thus the Creation, Redemption, and Resurrection would form a triad. The conquest of England by the Romans, Saxons, and Normans would form a triad. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon Bonaparte would form a triad. So would Law, Physic, and Divinity. The Welsh triads are collections of historic facts, mythological traditions, moral maxims, or rules of poetry disposed in groups of three.

Trials at Bar Trials which occupy the attention of the four judges in the superior court, instead of at Nisi Prius. These trials are for very difficult causes, and before special juries. (See Wharton: Law Lexicon article “Bar.”)

Triamond Son of Agape, a fairy; very daring and very strong. He fought on horseback, and employed both sword and shield. He married Canace. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, bk. iv.) (See Priamond .)

Triangles Tied up at the triangles. A machine to which a soldier was at one time fastened when flogged.

“He was tied up at the triangles, and branded `D.' ”- Ouida: Under Two Flags, chap. vii.
Triangular Part of Man (The). The body. Spenser says, “The divine part of man is circular, but the mortal part is triangular.” (Faërie Queene, book ii. 9.)

Tribune Last of the Tribunes. Cola di Rienzi, who assumed the title of “Tribune of liberty, peace, and justice.” Rienzi is the hero of one of Lord Lytton's most vigorous works of fiction. (1313-1354.)

Tribune of the People (A). A democratic leader.

“Delmar had often spoken of Alman, and of his power in the East End, and she had come to the conclusion that he was no ordinary man, this tribune of the people.”- T. Terrell: Lady Delmar, bk. ii. chap. viii.
Trice I'll do it in a trice. The hour is divided into minutes, seconds, and trices or thirds. I'll do it in a minute, I'll do it in a second, I'll do it in a trice.

Trick An old dog learns no tricks. When persons are old they do not readily conform to new ways. The Latin proverb is “Senex psittacus negligit ferúlam;” the Greeks said, “Nekron iatreuein kai geronta nouthetein tauton esti;” the Germans say, “Ein alter hund ist nicht gut kundigen.”

Tricolour Flags or ribbons with three colours, assumed by nations or insurgents as symbols of political liberty. The present European tricolour ensigns are, for-
   Belgium, black, yellow, red, divided vertically.
   France, blue, white, red, divided vertically. (See below.
   Holland, red, white, blue, divided horizontally.
   Italy, green, white, red, divided vertically.
   Tricolour of France. The insurgents in the French Revolution chose the three colours of the city of Paris for their symbol. The three colours were first devised by mary Stuart, wife of Francois II. The white represented the royal house of France; the blue, Scotland; and the red, Switzerland, in compliment to the Swiss guards, whose livery it was. The heralds afterwards tinctured the shield of Paris with the three colours, thus expressed in heraldic language: “Paris portait de gueules, sur vaisscau d'argent, flottant sur des ondes de méme, le chef cousu de France” (a ship with white sails, on a red ground, with a blue chef). The usual tale is that the insurgents in 1789 had adopted for their flag the two colours, red and blue, but that Lafayette persuaded them to add the Bourbon white, to show that

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