Tightening pulley(Mach.), a pulley which rests, or is forced, against a driving belt to tighten it.

(Tight"en*er) n. That which tightens; specifically (Mach.), a tightening pulley.

(Tight"er) n. A ribbon or string used to draw clothes closer. [Obs.]

(Tight"ly), adv. In a tight manner; closely; nearly.

(Tight"ness), n. The quality or condition of being tight.

(Tights) n. pl. Close-fitting garments, especially for the lower part of the body and the legs.

(Tig"lic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C4H7CO2H (called also methyl crotonic acid), homologous with crotonic acid, and obtained from croton oil (from Croton Tiglium) as a white crystalline substance.

(Ti"gress) n. [From Tiger: cf. F. tigresse.] (Zoöl.) The female of the tiger. Holland.

(Ti"grine) a. [L. tigrinus, fr. tigris a tiger.]

1. Of or pertaining to a tiger; like a tiger.

2. (Zoöl.) Resembling the tiger in color; as, the tigrine cat (Felis tigrina) of South America.

(Ti"grish) a. Resembling a tiger; tigerish.

(Tike) n. (Zoöl.) A tick. See 2d Tick. [Obs.]

(Tike), n. [Icel. tik a bitch; akin to Sw. tik.]

1. A dog; a cur. "Bobtail tike or trundle-tail." Shak.

2. A countryman or clown; a boorish person.

(Ti"kus) n. (Zoöl.) The bulau.

(Til) prep. & conj. See Till. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Til"bu*ry) n.; pl. Tilburies [Probably from Tilburyfort, in the Country of Essex, in England.] A kind of gig or two-wheeled carriage, without a top or cover. [Written also tilburgh.]

(||Til"de) n. [Sp., fr. L. titulus a superscription, title, token, sign. See Title, n.] The accentual mark placed over n, and sometimes over l, in Spanish words [thus, ñ, l], indicating that, in pronunciation, the sound of the following vowel is to be preceded by that of the initial, or consonantal, y.

(Tile) v. t. [See 2d Tiler.] To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile a Masonic lodge.

(Tile), n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See Thatch, and cf. Tegular.]

Tighten to Timber

(Tight"en) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tightened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tightening.] To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner.

Just where I please, with tightened rein
I'll urge thee round the dusty plain.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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