rapidly increased in numbers and strength till it became master of all Prussia, Livonia, and Pomerania.
In its decay it was abolished by Napoleon; but it has been revived as an honorary order.
(Teu*ton"ic) n. The language of the ancient Germans; the Teutonic languages, collectively.
(Teu*ton"i*cism) n. A mode of speech peculiar to the Teutons; a Teutonic idiom, phrase, or
expression; a Teutonic mode or custom; a Germanism.
(Tew) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tewed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tewing.] [OE. tewen, tawen. &radic64. See
1. To prepare by beating or working, as leather or hemp; to taw.
2. Hence, to beat; to scourge; also, to pull about; to maul; to tease; to vex. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Tew), v. i. To work hard; to strive; to fuse. [Local]
(Tew), v. t. [Cf. Taw to tow, Tow, v. t.] To tow along, as a vessel. [Obs.] Drayton.
(Tew), n. A rope or chain for towing a boat; also, a cord; a string. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Te"wan) n. (Ethnol.) A tribe of American Indians including many of the Pueblos of New Mexico
and adjacent regions.
(Tewed) a. Fatigued; worn with labor or hardship. [Obs. or Local] Mir. for Mag.
(Tew"el) n. [OE. tuel, OF. tuiel, tuel, F. tuyau; of Teutonic origin; cf. Dan. tud, D. tuit, Prov. G.
zaute. Cf. Tuyère.]
1. A pipe, funnel, or chimney, as for smoke. Chaucer.
2. The tuyère of a furnace.
(Te"whit) n. (Zoöl.) The lapwing; called also teewheep. [Prov. Eng.]
(Tew"taw) v. t. [See Tew, v. t.] To beat; to break, as flax or hemp. [Obs.] Mortimer.
(Tex"as) n. A structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot house, officers' cabins,
etc. [Western U. S.] Knight.
(Text) n. [F. texte, L. textus, texture, structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct,
compose; cf. Gr. te`ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve, make. Cf. Context, Mantle, n., Pretext,
Tissue, Toil a snare.]
1. A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author,
in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary. Chaucer.
2. (O. Eng. Law) The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence. [R.]
3. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a
How oft, when Paul has served us with a text,Cowper.
Has Epictetus, Plato, Tully, preached!
4. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
5. A style of writing in large characters; text- hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.