(||The`co*don"ti*a) n. pl. [NL.] (Paleon.) A group of fossil saurians having biconcave vertebræ and the teeth implanted in sockets.

(||The*coph"o*ra) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a case + to bear.] (Zoöl.) A division of hydroids comprising those which have the hydranths in thecæ and the gonophores in capsules. The campanularians and sertularians are examples. Called also Thecata. See Illust. under Hydroidea.

(||The`co*so"ma*ta) n. pl. [NL. See Theca, and Soma.] (Zoöl.) An order of Pteropoda comprising those species which have a shell. See Pteropoda.The`co*so"ma*tous a.

(The"dom) n. [Thee to prosper + -dom.] Success; fortune; luck; chance. [Obs.]

Evil thedom on his monk's snout.

(Thee) v. i. [AS. eón; akin to OS. thihan, D. gedijen, G. gedeihen, OHG. gidihan, Goth. eihan, Lith. tekti to fall to the lot of. Cf. Tight, a.] To thrive; to prosper. [Obs.] "He shall never thee." Chaucer.

Well mote thee, as well can wish your thought.

(Thee) pron. [AS. ðe, acc. & dat. of ðu thou. See Thou.] The objective case of thou. See Thou.

Thee is poetically used for thyself, as him for himself, etc.

This sword hath ended him; so shall it thee,
Unless thou yield thee as my prisoner.

(Theft) n. [OE. thefte, AS. þiéfðe, þyfðe, þeófðe. See Thief.]

1. (Law) The act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same; larceny.

To constitute theft there must be a taking without the owner's consent, and it must be unlawful or felonious; every part of the property stolen must be removed, however slightly, from its former position; and it must be, at least momentarily, in the complete possession of the thief. See Larceny, and the Note under Robbery.

2. The thing stolen. [R.]

If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, . . . he shall restore double.
Ex. xxii. 4.

(Theft"bote`) n. [Theft + bote compensation.] (Law) The receiving of a man's goods again from a thief, or a compensation for them, by way of composition, with the intent that the thief shall escape punishment.

(Thegn) n. Thane. See Thane. E. A. Freeman.

(Thegn"hood) n. Thanehood. E. A. Freeman.

(The"i*form) a. [NL. thea tea, the tea plant + -form: cf. F. théiforme.] Having the form of tea.

(The"ine) n. [F. théine, fr. NL. thea. See Theiform.] (Chem.) See Caffeine. Called also theina.

(Their) pron. & a. [OE. thair, fr. Icel. þeirra, þeira, of them, but properly gen. pl. of the definite article; akin to AS. ðara, ð&aemacrra, gen. pl. of the definite article, or fr. AS. ð&aemacrra, influenced by the Scandinavian use. See That.] The possessive case of the personal pronoun they; as, their houses; their country.

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