Thirty-second note (Mus.), the thirty- second part of a whole note; a demi-semiquaver.
(Thir"ty-sec`ond) a. Being one of thirty-two equal parts into which anything is divided.
(This) pron. & a.; pl. These [OE. this, thes, AS. ðes, masc., ðeós, fem., ðis, neut.; akin to OS. these,
D. deze, G. dieser, OHG. diser, deser, Icel. þessi; originally from the definite article + a particle -se, -
si; cf. Goth. sai behold. See The, That, and cf. These, Those.]
1. As a demonstrative pronoun, this denotes something that is present or near in place or time, or something
just mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned.
When they heard this, they were pricked in their heart.Acts ii. 37.
But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he
would have watched.Matt. xxiv. 43.
2. As an adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun; as,
this book; this way to town.
This may be used as opposed or correlative to that, and sometimes as opposed to other or to a second
this. See the Note under That, 1.
This way and that wavering sails they bend.Pope.
A body of this or that denomination is produced.Boyle.
Their judgment in this we may not, and in that we need not, follow.Hooker.
Consider the arguments which the author had to write this, or to design the other, before you arraign
Thy crimes . . . soon by this or this will end.Addison.
This, like a, every, that, etc., may refer to a number, as of years, persons, etc., taken collectively or as
This twenty years have I been with thee..Gen. xxxi. 38.
I have not wept this years; but nowDryden.
My mother comes afresh into my eyes.
Blessed thistle, Carduus benedictus, so named because it was formerly considered an antidote to the
bite of venomous creatures. Bull thistle, Cnicus lanceolatus, the common large thistle of neglected
pastures. Canada thistle, Cnicus arvensis, a native of Europe, but introduced into the United States
from Canada. Cotton thistle, Onopordon Acanthium. Fuller's thistle, the teasel. Globe
thistle, Melon thistle, etc. See under Globe, Melon, etc. Pine thistle, Atractylis gummifera,
a native of the Mediterranean region. A vicid gum resin flows from the involucre. Scotch thistle,
either the cotton thistle, or the musk thistle, or the spear thistle; all used national emblems of Scotland.
Sow thistle, Sonchus oleraceus. Spear thistle. Same as Bull thistle. Star thistle, a
species of Centaurea. See Centaurea. Torch thistle, a candelabra-shaped plant of the genus
Cereus. See Cereus. Yellow thistle, Cincus horridulus.
(This"tle) n. [OE. thistil, AS. þistel; akin to D. & G. distel, OHG. distila, distil, Icel. þistill, Sw.
tistel, Dan. tidsel; of uncertain origin.] (Bot.) Any one of several prickly composite plants, especially
those of the genera Cnicus, Craduus, and Onopordon. The name is often also applied to other prickly