4. (Mach.) A machine or contrivance for indicating or recording something, particularly for keeping a
check upon employees, as factory hands, watchmen, drivers, check takers, and the like, by revealing to
their employers what they have done or omitted.
5. (Zoöl.) The tattler. See Tattler.
(Tel*lu"ral) a. [L. tellus, - uris, the earth.] Of or pertaining to the earth. [R.]
(Tel"lu*rate) n. [Cf. F. tellurate. See Tellurium.] (Chem.) A salt of telluric acid.
(Tel"lu*ret) n. (Chem.) A telluride. [Obsoles.]
Tellureted hydrogen (Chem.), hydrogen telluride, H2Te, a gaseous substance analogous to hydrogen
sulphide; called also tellurhydric acid.
(Tel"lu*ret`ed) n. (Chem.) Combined or impregnated with tellurium; tellurized. [Written also
(Tel`lur*hy"dric) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, hydrogen telluride, which is
regarded as an acid, especially when in solution.
(Tel*lu"ri*an) a. [L. tellus, - uris, the earth.] Of or pertaining to the earth. De Quincey.
1. A dweller on the earth. De Quincey.
2. An instrument for showing the operation of the causes which produce the succession of day and
night, and the changes of the seasons. [Written also tellurion.]
(Tel*lu"ric) a. [L. tellus, - uris, the earth: cf. F. tellurique.]
1. Of or pertaining to the earth; proceeding from the earth.
Amid these hot, telluric flames.Carlyle.
2. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to tellurium; derived from, or resembling, tellurium; specifically, designating
those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with tellurous compounds; as,
telluric acid, which is analogous to sulphuric acid.
Telluric bismuth (Min.), tetradymite. Telluric silver (Min.), hessite.
(Tel"lu*ride) n. (Chem.) A compound of tellurium with a more positive element or radical;
formerly called telluret.
(Tel"lu*rism) n. An hypothesis of animal magnetism propounded by Dr. Keiser, in Germany, in
which the phenomena are ascribed to the agency of a telluric spirit or influence. [R.] S. Thompson.
1. (Chem.) A salt of tellurous acid.
2. (Min.) Oxide of tellurium. It occurs sparingly in tufts of white or yellowish crystals.
(Tel*lu"ri*um) n. [NL., from L. tellus, -uris, the earth.] (Chem.) A rare nonmetallic element,
analogous to sulphur and selenium, occasionally found native as a substance of a silver-white metallic