German tinder. Same as Amadou.Tinder box, a box in which tinder is kept.

(Tine) n. [See Teen affliction.] Trouble; distress; teen. [Obs.] "Cruel winter's tine." Spenser.

(Tine), v. t. [See Tind.] To kindle; to set on fire. [Obs.] See Tind. "To tine the cloven wood." Dryden.

Coals of contention and hot vengeance tind.

(Tine), v. i. [Cf. Tine distress, or Tine to kindle.] To kindle; to rage; to smart. [Obs.]

Ne was there slave, ne was there medicine
That mote recure their wounds; so inly they did tine.

(Tine), v. t. [AS. tnan, from tn an inclosure. See Town.] To shut in, or inclose. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Tine), n. [OE. tind, AS. tind; akin to MHG. zint, Icel. tindr, Sw. tinne, and probably to G. zinne a pinnacle, OHG. zinna, and E. tooth. See Tooth.] A tooth, or spike, as of a fork; a prong, as of an antler.

(||Tin"e*a) n. [L., a worm, a moth.]

1. (Med.) A name applied to various skin diseases, but especially to ringworm. See Ringworm, and Sycosis.

2. (Zoöl.) A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the clothes moths and carpet moths.

6. A slight quality added to anything; a tinge; as, a tincture of French manners.

All manners take a tincture from our own.

Every man had a slight tincture of soldiership, and scarcely any man more than a slight tincture.

(Tinc"ture), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinctured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tincturing.]

1. To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter.

A little black paint will tincture and spoil twenty gay colors.
I. Watts.

2. To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge.

The stain of habitual sin may thoroughly tincture all our soul.

(Tind) v. t. [OE. tenden, AS. tendan; akin to G. zünden, OHG. zunten, Icel. tendra, Sw. tända, Dan. tænde, Goth. tandjan to kindle, tundnan to be kindled, to burn. Cf. Tinder.] To kindle. [Obs.] Bp. Sanderson.

(Tin"dal) n. [From the native name: cf. Malayalam taal.]

1. A petty officer among lascars, or native East Indian sailors; a boatswain's mate; a cockswain. [India] Malcom.

2. An attendant on an army. [India] Simmonds.

(Tin"der) n. [OE. tinder, tunder, AS. tynder, tyndre; akin to tendan to kindle, D. tonder tinder, G. zunder, OHG. zuntara, zuntra, Icel. tundr, Sw. tunder, Dan. tönder. See Tind.] Something very inflammable, used for kindling fire from a spark, as scorched linen.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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