Tidal air(Physiol.), the air which passes in and out of the lungs in ordinary breathing. It varies from twenty to thirty cubic inches.Tidal basin, a dock that is filled at the rising of the tide.Tidal wave. (a) See Tide wave, under Tide. Cf. 4th Bore. (b) A vast, swift wave caused by an earthquake or some extraordinary combination of natural causes. It rises far above high-water mark and is often very destructive upon low-lying coasts.

(Tid"bit`) n. [Tid + bit.] A delicate or tender piece of anything eatable; a delicious morsel. [Written also titbit.]

3. A book containing a memorandum of notes and debts arranged in the order of their maturity. [Com. Cant, U. S.] Bartlett.

4. A prong used by coopers to extract bungs from casks. [Eng.]

(Tic"klish) a.

1. Sensible to slight touches; easily tickled; as, the sole of the foot is very ticklish; the hardened palm of the hand is not ticklish. Bacon.

2. Standing so as to be liable to totter and fall at the slightest touch; unfixed; easily affected; unstable.

Can any man with comfort lodge in a condition so dismally ticklish?

3. Difficult; nice; critical; as, a ticklish business.

Surely princes had need, in tender matters and ticklish times, to beware what they say.

Tic"klish*ly, adv.Tic"klish*ness, n.

(Tick"seed`) n. [Tick the insect + seed; cf. G. wanzensamen, literally, bug seed.]

1. A seed or fruit resembling in shape an insect, as that of certain plants.

2. (Bot.) (a) Same as Coreopsis. (b) Any plant of the genus Corispermum, plants of the Goosefoot family.

(Tick"tack`) n. [See Tick to beat, to pat, and (for sense 2) cf. Tricktrack.]

1. A noise like that made by a clock or a watch.

2. A kind of backgammon played both with men and pegs; tricktrack.

A game at ticktack with words.

(Tick"tack`), adv. With a ticking noise, like that of a watch.

(Tic`po*lon"ga) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A very venomous viper native of Ceylon and India; — called also cobra monil.

(Tid) a. [Cf. AS. tedre, tydere, weak, tender.] Tender; soft; nice; — now only used in tidbit.

(Tid"al) a. Of or pertaining to tides; caused by tides; having tides; periodically rising and falling, or following and ebbing; as, tidal waters.

The tidal wave of deeper souls
Into our inmost being rolls,
And lifts us unawares
Out of all meaner cares.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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