Tiger shell(Zoöl.), a large and conspicuously spotted cowrie (Cypræa tigris); — so called from its fancied resemblance to a tiger in color and markings. Called also tiger cowrie. Tiger wolf(Zoöl.), the spotted hyena (Hyæna crocuta).Tiger wood, the variegated heartwood of a tree (Machærium Schomburgkii) found in Guiana.

(Ti"ger-eye`) n. (Min.) A siliceous stone of a yellow color and chatoyant luster, obtained in South Africa and much used for ornament. It is an altered form of the mineral crocidolite. See Crocidolite.

(Ti"ger-foot`) n. (Bot.) Same as Tiger's-foot.

(Ti"ger-foot`ed), a. Hastening to devour; furious.

(Ti"ger*ine) a. Tigerish; tigrine. [R.]

(Ti"ger*ish), a. Like a tiger; tigrish.

(Ti"ger's-foot`) n. (Bot.) A name given to some species of morning-glory (Ipomœa) having the leaves lobed in pedate fashion.

(Tigh) n. [Perhaps akin to tight.] A close, or inclosure; a croft. [Obs.] Cowell.

(Tight) obs. p. p. of Tie. Spenser.

(Tight), a. [Compar. Tighter ; superl. Tightest.] [OE. tight, thiht; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. ettr, Dan. tæt, Sw. tät: akin to D. & G. dicht thick, tight, and perhaps to E. thee to thrive, or to thick. Cf. Taut.]

1. Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.

2. Close, so as not to admit the passage of a liquid or other fluid; not leaky; as, a tight ship; a tight cask; a tight room; — often used in this sense as the second member of a compound; as, water-tight; air-tight.

3. Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.

4. Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.

Clad very plain, but clean and tight.

I'll spin and card, and keep our children tight.

5. Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings. [Colloq.]

6. Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; — applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.

7. Handy; adroit; brisk. [Obs.] Shak.

8. Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy. [Slang]

9. (Com.) Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; — said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.

(Tight), v. t. To tighten. [Obs.]

more or less barred or spotted with yellow. It is found in both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. Called also zebra shark.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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