Tamis bird(Zoöl.), a Guinea fowl.

(Tam"kin) n. A tampion. Johnson

(Tam"my) n.; pl. Tammies

1. A kind of woolen, or woolen and cotton, cloth, often highly glazed, — used for curtains, sieves, strainers, etc.

2. A sieve, or strainer, made of this material; a tamis.

(Tamp) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tamped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tamping.] [Cf. F. tamponner to plug or stop. See Tampion.]

1. In blasting, to plug up with clay, earth, dry sand, sod, or other material, as a hole bored in a rock, in order to prevent the force of the explosion from being misdirected.

2. To drive in or down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.

(Tam"pan) n. (Zoöl.) A venomous South African tick. Livingstone.

(Tam"pe*on) n. See Tampion. Farrow.

(Tamp"er) n.

1. One who tamps; specifically, one who prepares for blasting, by filling the hole in which the charge is placed.

2. An instrument used in tamping; a tamping iron.

(Tame"ly), adv. In a tame manner.

(Tame"ness), n. The quality or state of being tame.

(Tam"er) n. One who tames or subdues.

(||Ta"mi*as) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a distributer.] (Zoöl.) A genus of ground squirrels, including the chipmunk.

(Ta"mil) a. Of or pertaining to the Tamils, or to their language. [Written also Tamul.]

(Ta"mil), n. [Written also Tamul.]

1. (Ethnol.) One of a Dravidian race of men native of Northern Ceylon and Southern India.

2. The Tamil language, the most important of the Dravidian languages. See Dravidian, a.

(Ta*mil"i*an) a. & n. Tamil.

(Tam"ine Tam"i*ny) n. [Cf. F. tamis a sort of sieve. Cf. Stamin, Temse.] A kind of woolen cloth; tammy.

(Tam"is) n. [F., a kind of sieve.]

1. A sieve, or strainer, made of a kind of woolen cloth.

2. The cloth itself; tammy.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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