Timoneer to Tinsel
(Tim`o*neer") n. [F. timonier, fr. timon a helm, fr. L. temo, -onis, a pole.] A helmsman.
(Tim"or*ous) a. [LL. timorosus, from L. timor fear; akin to timere to fear. See Timid.]
1. Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage. Shak.
2. Indicating, or caused by, fear; as, timorous doubts. "The timorous apostasy of chuchmen." Milman.
Tim"or*ous*ly, adv. Tim"or*ous*ness, n.
(Tim"or*some) a. Easily frightened; timorous. [Written also timersome.] [Scot.] Sir W.
(Tim"o*thy) n., or Tim"o*thy grass` . [From Timothy Hanson, who carried the seed from New
England to Maryland about 1720.] (Bot.) A kind of grass (Phleum pratense) with long cylindrical spikes;
called also herd's grass, in England, cat's-tail grass, and meadow cat's-tail grass. It is much prized
for fodder. See Illustration in Appendix.
(Tim"ous) a. [Cf. Timeous.] Timely; seasonable. [Obs.] Bacon. Tim"ous*ly, adv. [Obs.]
(||Tim"pa*no) n.; pl. Timpani [It.] (Mus.) See Tympano.
(Tim"-whis`key) n. A kind of carriage. See Whiskey. Southery.
(Tin) n. [As. tin; akin to D. tin, G. zinn, OHG. zin, Icel. & Dan. tin, Sw. tenn; of unknown origin.]
1. (Chem.) An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a
soft white crystalline metal, malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. It is not easily
oxidized in the air, and is used chiefly to coat iron to protect it from rusting, in the form of tin foil with
mercury to form the reflective surface of mirrors, and in solder, bronze, speculum metal, and other alloys.
Its compounds are designated as stannous, or stannic. Symbol Sn Atomic weight 117.4.
2. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
3. Money. [Cant] Beaconsfield.
Block tin (Metal.), commercial tin, cast into blocks, and partially refined, but containing small quantities
of various impurities, as copper, lead, iron, arsenic, etc.; solid tin as distinguished from tin plate; called
also bar tin. Butter of tin. (Old Chem.) See Fuming liquor of Libavius, under Fuming. Grain
tin. (Metal.) See under Grain. Salt of tin (Dyeing), stannous chloride, especially so called when
used as a mordant. Stream tin. See under Stream. Tin cry (Chem.), the peculiar creaking
noise made when a bar of tin is bent. It is produced by the grating of the crystal granules on each other.
Tin foil, tin reduced to a thin leaf. Tin frame (Mining), a kind of buddle used in washing tin
ore. Tin liquor, Tin mordant (Dyeing), stannous chloride, used as a mordant in dyeing and calico
printing. Tin penny, a customary duty in England, formerly paid to tithingmen for liberty to dig in tin
mines. [Obs.] Bailey. Tin plate, thin sheet iron coated with tin. Tin pyrites. See Stannite.
(Tin) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinning.] To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to
overlay with tin foil.
(||Ti*nam"i*des) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A division of struthious birds, including the tinamous.
(Tin"a*mou) n. [From the native name: cf. F. tinamous.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of
South American birds belonging to Tinamus and allied genera.