Tudor style(Arch.), the latest development of Gothic architecture in England, under the Tudors, characterized by flat four-centered arches, shallow moldings, and a profusion of paneling on the walls.

(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.

Green lake, and cedar fuft, and spicy glade.

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.

(||Tu"cum) n. [So called by the Indians of Brazil.] A fine, strong fiber obtained from the young leaves of a Brazilian palm used for cordage, bowstrings, etc.; also, the plant yielding this fiber. Called also tecum, and tecum fiber.

(||Tu*cu"ma) n. (Bot.) A Brazilian palm (Astrocaryum Tucuma) which furnishes an edible fruit.

(Tu"dor) a. Of or pertaining to a royal line of England, descended from Owen Tudor of Wales, who married the widowed queen of Henry V. The first reigning Tudor was Henry VII.; the last, Elizabeth.

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