(Tu"e) n. (Zoöl.) The parson bird.
(Tue"fall) n. (Arch.) See To-fall. [Eng.]
(Tue"-i`ron) n. See Tuyère.
(Tue"-i`rons), n. pl. A pair of blacksmith's tongs.
(Tues"day) n. [OE. Tewesday, AS. Tiwes dæg the day of Tiw the god of war; akin to OHG.
Zio, Icel. Tyr, L. Jupiter, Gr. Zey`s;, cf. OHG. Ziostac Tuesday, G. Dienstag, Icel. Tysdagr. &radic244.
See Deity, Day, and cf. Jovial.] The third day of the week, following Monday and preceding Wednesday.
(Tu"et) n. (Zoöl.) The lapwing. [Prov. Eng.]
(Tu"fa) [It. fufo soft, sandy stone, L. tofus, tophus. Cf. Tofus, Toph, and Tophin.] (Min.) (a)
A soft or porous stone formed by depositions from water, usually calcareous; called also calcareous
tufa. (b) A friable volcanic rock or conglomerate, formed of consolidated cinders, or scoria.
(Tu*fa"ceous) a. [Cf. It. tufaceo, L. tofaceus, tofacius. See Tufa.] (Min.) Pertaining to
tufa; consisting of, or resembling, tufa.
(Tuff) n. (Min.) Same as Tufa.
(Tuf*foon") n. See Typhoon. [R.]
(Tuft) n. [Prov. E. tuff, F. touffe; of German origin; cf. G. zopf a weft of hair, pigtail, top of a tree.
See Top summit.]
1. A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading
cluster; as, a tuft of flowers or feathers.
2. A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of plants.
Under a tuft of shade.Milton.
Green lake, and cedar fuft, and spicy glade.Keble.
3. A nobleman, or person of quality, especially in the English universities; so called from the tuft, or
gold tassel, on the cap worn by them. [Cant, Eng.]
Several young tufts, and others of the faster men.T. Hughes.
(Tuft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tufted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tufting.]
1. To separate into tufts.