Ethereal tincture, a solution of medicinal substance in ether.

5. A slight taste superadded to any substance; as, a tincture of orange peel.

In general appearance and habits they resemble grouse and partridges, but in anatomical characters they are allied to the ostriches and other struthious birds. Their wings are of moderate length, and they are able to fly a considerable distance.

(Tin"cal) n. [Ar., Per. & Hind. tinkar; cf. Malay tingkal; all fr. Skr. akaa. Cf. Altincar.] (Chem.) Crude native borax, formerly imported from Thibet. It was once the chief source of boric compounds. Cf. Borax.

(Tin"chel) n. [Written also tinchill.] [Gael. timchioll a circuit, compass.] A circle of sportsmen, who, by surrounding an extensive space and gradually closing in, bring a number of deer and game within a narrow compass. [Scot.]

We'll quell the savage mountaineer,
As their tinchel cows the game!
Sir W. Scott.

(Tinct) a. [L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to tinge. See Tinge.] Tined; tinged. [Archaic] Spenser.

(Tinct), n. [See Tint.] Color; tinge; tincture; tint. [Archaic] "Blue of heaven's own tinct." Shak.

All the devices blazoned on the shield,
In their own tinct.

(Tinct), v. t. [See Tinge.] To color or stain; to imblue; to tint. [Archaic] Bacon.

(Tinc*to"ri*al) a. [L. tinctorius, from tinctor a dyer, tingere, tinctum, to dye: cf. F. tinctorial. See Tinge.] Of or relating to color or colors; imparting a color; as, tinctorial matter. Ure.

(Tinc"ture) n. [L. tinctura a dyeing, from tingere, tinctum, to tinge, dye: cf. OE. tainture, teinture, F. teinture, L. tinctura. See Tinge.]

1. A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red.

2. (Her.) One of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory.

There are two metals: gold, called or, and represented in engraving by a white surface covered with small dots; and silver, called argent, and represented by a plain white surface. The colors and their representations are as follows: red, called gules, or a shading of vertical lines; blue, called azure, or horizontal lines; black, called sable, or horizontal and vertical lines crossing; green, called vert, or diagonal lines from dexter chief corner; purple, called purpure, or diagonal lines from sinister chief corner. The furs are ermine, ermines, erminois, pean, vair, counter vair, potent, and counter potent. See Illustration in Appendix.

3. The finer and more volatile parts of a substance, separated by a solvent; an extract of a part of the substance of a body communicated to the solvent.

4. (Med.) A solution (commonly colored) of medicinal substance in alcohol, usually more or less diluted; spirit containing medicinal substances in solution.

According to the United States Pharmacopœia, the term tincture (also called alcoholic tincture, and spirituous tincture) is reserved for the alcoholic solutions of nonvolatile substances, alcoholic solutions of volatile substances being called spirits.

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