(Tee*to"tal*ism) n. The principle or practice of entire abstinence, esp. from intoxicating drinks.

(Tee*to"tal*ly) adv. Entirely; totally. [Colloq.]

(Tee*to"tum) n. [For T-totum. It was used for playing games of chance, and was four-sided, one side having the letter T on it, standing for Latin totum all, meaning, take all that is staked, whence the name. The other three sides each had a letter indicating an English or Latin word; as P meaning put down, N nothing or L. nil, H half. See Total.] A child's toy, somewhat resembling a top, and twirled by the fingers.

The staggerings of the gentleman . . . were like those of a teetotum nearly spent.

(Tee"tuck) n. The rock pipit. [Prov. Eng.]

(Tee"uck) n. The lapwing. [Prov. Eng.]

(Tee"wit) n. (Zoöl.) The pewit. [Prov. Eng.]

(Teg) n. A sheep in its second year; also, a doe in its second year. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(||Teg"men) n.; pl. Tegmina [L., fr. tegere, tectum, to cover.]

1. A tegument or covering.

2. (Bot.) The inner layer of the coating of a seed, usually thin and delicate; the endopleura.

3. (Zoöl.) One of the elytra of an insect, especially of certain Orthoptera.

4. pl. (Zoöl.) Same as Tectrices.

(Teg*men"tal) a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to a tegument or tegmentum; as, the tegmental layer of the epiblast; the tegmental cells of the taste buds.

(||Teg*men"tum) n.; pl. Tegmenta [L., a covering.] (Anat.) A covering; — applied especially to the bundles of longitudinal fibers in the upper part of the crura of the cerebrum.

(Te*guex"in) n. (Zoöl.) A large South American lizard It becomes three or four feet long, and is blackish above, marked with yellowish spots of various sizes. It feeds upon fruits, insects, reptiles, young birds, and birds' eggs. The closely allied species Tejus rufescens is called red teguexin.

(||Teg"u*la) n.; pl. Tegulæ [L., a tile, dim. fr. tegere to cover.] (Zoöl.) A small appendage situated above the base of the wings of Hymenoptera and attached to the mesonotum.

(Teg"u*lar) a. [LL. tegularis, from L. tegula a tile. See Tile.] Of or pertaining to a tile; resembling a tile, or arranged like tiles; consisting of tiles; as, a tegular pavement.Teg"u*lar*ly, adv.

(Teg`u*la"ted) a. Composed of small plates, as of horn or metal, overlapping like tiles; — said of a kind of ancient armor. Fairholt.

(Teg"u*ment) n. [L. tegumentum, from tegere to cover. See Thatch, n., and cf. Detect, Protect.]

1. A cover or covering; an integument.

2. Especially, the covering of a living body, or of some part or organ of such a body; skin; hide.

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