(The*at"ric*als) n. pl. Dramatic performances; especially, those produced by amateurs.
Such fashionable cant terms as &lsquotheatricals,' and &lsquomusicals,' invented by the flippant Topham,
still survive among his confraternity of frivolity.I. Disraeli.
(Theave) n. [Cf. W. dafad a sheep, ewe.] A ewe lamb of the first year; also, a sheep three
years old. [Written also thave.] [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(The*ba"ic) a. [L. thebaicus, Gr. .] Of or pertaining to Thebes in Egypt; specifically, designating
a version of the Bible preserved by the Copts, and esteemed of great value by biblical scholars. This
version is also called the Sahidic version.
(The"ba*id) n. [L. Thebais, - idis.] A Latin epic poem by Statius about Thebes in Botia.
(The*ba"ine) n. [So called from a kind of Egyptian opium produced at Thebes.] (Chem.) A
poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, found in opium in small quantities, having a sharp, astringent taste,
and a tetanic action resembling that of strychnine.
Theban year (Anc. Chron.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6 hours. J. Bryant.
(The"ban) a. [L. Thebanus.] Of or pertaining to Thebes.
(The"ban), n. A native or inhabitant of Thebes; also, a wise man.
I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban.Shak.
(||The"ca) n.; pl. Thecæ [L., fr. Gr. a case to put anything in. See Tick a cover.]
1. A sheath; a case; as, the theca, or cell, of an anther; the theca, or spore case, of a fungus; the theca
of the spinal cord.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) The chitinous cup which protects the hydranths of certain hydroids. (b) The more or
less cuplike calicle of a coral. (c) The wall forming a calicle of a coral.
(The"cal) a. Of or pertaining to a theca; as, a thecal abscess.
(The"ca*phore) n. [Theca + Gr. to bear: cf. F. thécaphore.] (Bot.) (a) A surface or organ
bearing a theca, or covered with thecæ. (b) See Basigynium.
(The*cas"po*rous) a. (Bot.) Having the spores in thecæ, or cases.
(||The*ca"ta) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a case.] (Zoöl.) Same as Thecophora.
(Thec"la) n. Any one of many species of small delicately colored butterflies belonging to Thecla
and allied genera; called also hairstreak, and elfin.
(The`co*dac"tyl) n. [ case + finger.] (Zoöl.) Any one of a group of lizards of the Gecko
tribe, having the toes broad, and furnished with a groove in which the claws can be concealed.
(The"co*dont) a. [Gr. a case + a tooth.]
1. (Anat.) Having the teeth inserted in sockets in the alveoli of the jaws.
2. (Paleon.) Of or pertaining to the thecodonts.
(The"co*dont), n. (Paleon.) One of the Thecodontia.