(Thu"ya) n. (Bot.) Same as Thuja.
(Thu"yin) n. (Chem.) A substance extracted from trees of the genus Thuja, or Thuya, and
probably identical with quercitrin. [Written also thujin.]
(Thwack) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thwacked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thwacking.] [Cf. OE. thakken to
stroke, AS. þaccian, E. whack.]
1. To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang, or thrash: to thump. "A distant thwacking sound." W.
2. To fill to overflow. [Obs.] Stanyhurst.
(Thwack), n. A heavy blow with something flat or heavy; a thump.
With many a stiff thwack, many a bang,Hudibras.
Hard crab tree and old iron rang.
(Thwaite) n. (Zoöl.) The twaite.
(Thwaite), n. [CF. Icel. þveit a piece of land, fr. þvita to cut. See Thwite, and cf. Doit, and
Twaite land cleared of woods.] Forest land cleared, and converted to tillage; an assart. [Obs. or Prov.
Thwaite occurs in composition as the last element in many names of places in the north of England; as,
in Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite.
(Thwart) a. [OE. þwart, þwert, a. and adv., Icel. þvert, neut. of þverr athwart, transverse, across; akin
to AS. þweorh perverse, transverse, cross, D. dwars, OHG. dwerah, twerh, G. zwerch, quer, Dan. &
Sw. tver athwart, transverse, Sw. tvär cross, unfriendly, Goth. þwaírhs angry. Cf. Queer.]
1. Situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique.
Moved contrary with thwart obliquities.Milton.
2. Fig.: Perverse; crossgrained. [Obs.] Shak.
(Thwart), adv. [See Thwart, a.] Thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart. [Obs.] Milton.
Thwart ships. See Athwart ships, under Athwart.
(Thwart), prep. Across; athwart. Spenser.
(Thwart), n. (Naut.) A seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the
(Thwart), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thwarted; p. pr. & vb. n. Thwarting.]
1. To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air. [Obs.]
Swift as a shooting starMilton.
In autumn thwarts the night.
2. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat.
If crooked fortune had not thwarted me.Shak.
The proposals of the one never thwarted the inclinations of the other.South.