Teamed to Tedium
(Teamed) a. Yoked in, or as in, a team. [Obs.]
Let their teamed fishes softly swim.Spenser.
1. The act or occupation of driving a team, or of hauling or carrying, as logs, goods, or the like, with a
2. (Manuf.) Contract work. [R.] Knight.
(Team"ster) n. One who drives a team.
(Team"work`) n. Work done by a team, as distinguished from that done by personal labor.
(Tea"pot`) n. A vessel with a spout, in which tea is made, and from which it is poured into teacups.
(Tea"poy) n. [Hind. tipai; Hind. tin there + Per. pae foot.] An ornamental stand, usually with
three legs, having caddies for holding tea.
(Tear) n. [AS. teár; akin to G. zärhe, OHG. zahar, OFries. & Icel. tar, Sw. tår, Dan. taare, Goth.
tagr, OIr. der, W. dagr, OW. dacr, L. lacrima, lacruma, for older dacruma, Gr. da`kry, da`kryon,
da`kryma. &radic59. Cf. Lachrymose.]
1. (Physiol.) A drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by the lachrymal
gland, and diffused between the eye and the eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion.
Ordinarily the secretion passes through the lachrymal duct into the nose, but when it is increased by
emotion or other causes, it overflows the lids.
And yet for thee ne wept she never a tear.Chaucer.
2. Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped
drop, as of some balsams or resins.
Let Araby extol her happy coast,Dryden.
Her fragrant flowers, her trees with precious tears.
3. That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge. [R.] "Some melodous tear." Milton.
Tear is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, tear-distilling, tear-drop,
tear- filled, tear-stained, and the like.
(Tear) v. t. [imp. Tore ((Obs. Tare) (târ); p. p. Torn (torn); p. pr. & vb. n. Tearing.] [OE. teren,
AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear, zehren to
consume, Icel. tæra, Goth. gataíran to destroy, Lith. dirti to flay, Russ. drate to pull, to tear, Gr. de`rein
to flay, Skr. dar to burst. &radic63. Cf. Darn, Epidermis, Tarre, Tirade.]
1. To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to
tear the skin or flesh.
Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator.Shak.
2. Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions.
3. To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home.
The hand of fateAddison.
Hath torn thee from me.