Tissue paper, very thin, gauzelike paper, used for protecting engravings in books, for wrapping up delicate articles, etc.

(Tis"sue), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tissued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tissuing.] To form tissue of; to interweave.

Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue.

(Tis"sued) a. Clothed in, or adorned with, tissue; also, variegated; as, tissued flowers. Cowper.

And crested chiefs and tissued dames
Assembled at the clarion's call.
T. Warton.

(Tit) n.

1. A small horse. Tusser.

2. A woman; — used in contempt. Burton.

3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell.

4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something small, and is perhaps the same as teat. Cf. Titmouse, Tittle.] (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to the families Paridæ and Leiotrichidæ; a titmouse. (b) The European meadow pipit; a titlark.

Ground tit. (Zoöl.) See Wren tit, under Wren.Hill tit(Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic singing birds belonging to Siva, Milna, and allied genera.Tit babbler(Zoöl.), any one of

Tisic to Titularly

(Tis"ic Tis"ic*al) a. [For phthisic, phthisical.] Consumptive, phthisical.

(Tis"ic), n. Consumption; phthisis. See Phthisis.

(Tis"ick*y) a. Consumptive, phthisical.

(Tis"ri) n. [Heb. tishri, fr. Chald. shera' to open, to begin.] The seventh month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, answering to a part of September with a part of October.

(Tis"sue) n. [F. tissu, fr. tissu, p. p. of tisser, tistre, to weave, fr. L. texere. See Text.]

1. A woven fabric.

2. A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.

A robe of tissue, stiff with golden wire.

In their glittering tissues bear emblazed
Holy memorials.

3. (Biol.) One of the elementary materials or fibres, having a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture; as, epithelial tissue; connective tissue.

The term tissue is also often applied in a wider sense to all the materials or elementary tissues, differing in structure and function, which go to make up an organ; as, vascular tissue, tegumentary tissue, etc.

4. Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood.

Unwilling to leave the dry bones of Agnosticism wholly unclothed with any living tissue of religious emotion.
A. J. Balfour.

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