(To*bi"as fish`) [See the Note under Asmodeus, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.]
(Zoöl.) The lant, or sand eel.
(To"bine) n. [Cf. G. tobin, D. tabijn. See Tabby.] A stout twilled silk used for dresses.
(To"bit) n. A book of the Apocrypha.
(To*bog"gan) n. [Corruption of American Indian odabagan a sled.] A kind of sledge made
of pliable board, turned up at one or both ends, used for coasting down hills or prepared inclined planes; also,
a sleigh or sledge, to be drawn by dogs, or by hand, over soft and deep snow. [Written also tobogan,
(To*bog"gan) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tobogganed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tobogganing.] To slide
down hill over the snow or ice on a toboggan. Barilett.
(To*bog"gan*er To*bog"gan*ist) n. One who practices tobogganing.
(To-break") v. t. [Pref. to- + break.] To break completely; to break in pieces. [Obs.]
With nose and mouth to-broke.Chaucer.
(To-brest") v. t. [Pref. to- + brest.] To burst or break in pieces. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||Toc*ca"ta) n. [It., fr. toccare to touch. See Touch.] (Mus.) An old form of piece for the
organ or harpsichord, somewhat in the free and brilliant style of the prelude, fantasia, or capriccio.
(Toch"er) n. [Gael. tochradh.] Dowry brought by a bride to her husband. [Scot.] Burns.
(Tock"ay) n. (Zoöl.) A spotted lizard native of India.
(To"co) n. (Zoöl.) A toucan (Ramphastos toco) having a very large beak. See Illust. under Toucan.
(To*col"o*gy) n. [Gr. a birth + - logy.] The science of obstetrics, or midwifery; that department
of medicine which treats of parturition. [Written also tokology.]
(||To*co*ro"ro) n. [Probably from the native name through the Spanish: cf. Sp. tocororo.]
(Zoöl.) A cuban trogon (Priotelus temnurus) having a serrated bill and a tail concave at the end.
(Toc"sin) n. [F., fr. OF. toquier to touch, F. toquer (originally, a dialectic form of F. toucher) +
seint (for sein) a bell, LL. signum, fr. L. signum a sign, signal. See Touch, and Sign.] An alarm
bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
The loud tocsin tolled their last alarm.Campbell.
(Tod) n. [Akin to D. todde a rag, G. zotte shag, rag, a tuft of hair, Icel. toddi a piece of a thing, a
tod of wool.]
1. A bush; a thick shrub; a bushy clump. [R.] "An ivy todde." Spenser.
The ivy tod is heavy with snow.Coleridge.
2. An old weight used in weighing wool, being usually twenty-eight pounds.
3. A fox; probably so named from its bushy tail.
The wolf, the tod, the brock.B. Jonson.