The South African turtledove and the ashy turtledove of India are similar to the European species in their habits.

2. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of pigeons more or less resembling the true turtledoves, as the American mourning dove and the Australian turtledove

The turtledove of the Scriptures is probably Turtur risorius, a species which is still plentiful in Egypt and other Eastern countries. It is closely allied to the European turtledove.

(Tur"tle-foot`ed) a. Slow- footed. [R.] "Turtle-footed Peace." Ford.

(Tur"tle*head`) n. (Bot.) An American perennial herb (Chelone glabra) having white flowers shaped like the head of a turtle. Called also snakehead, shell flower, and balmony.

(Tur"tler) n. One who catches turtles or tortoises. "The Jamaica turtlers." Dampier.

(Tur"tle-shell`) n. The turtle cowrie.

(Tur"tling) n. The act, practice, or art of catching turtles. Marryat.

(Turves) obs. pl. of Turf.

(Tus"can) a. [L. Tyscanus, Tuscus.] Of or pertaining to Tuscany in Italy; — specifically designating one of the five orders of architecture recognized and described by the Italian writers of the 16th century, or characteristic of the order. The original of this order was not used by the Greeks, but by the Romans under the Empire. See Order, and Illust. of Capital.

(Tus"can), n. A native or inhabitant of Tuscany.

(Tus`ca*ro"ras) n. pl.; sing. Tuscarora (Ethnol.) A tribe of North American Indians formerly living on the Neuse and Tar rivers in North Carolina. They were conquered in 1713, after which the remnant of the tribe joined the Five Nations, thus forming the Six Nations. See Six Nations, under Six.

(Tus"cor) n. [See Tusk.] A tush of a horse.

(Tush) interj. An exclamation indicating check, rebuke, or contempt; as, tush, tush! do not speak of it.

Tush, say they, how should God perceive it?
Bk. of Com. Prayer

(Tush), n. [OE. tusch, AS. tusc; akin to OFries. tusk, tusch, and probably to AS. toð tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Tusk.] A long, pointed tooth; a tusk; — applied especially to certain teeth of horses.

(Tusk) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Torsk.

(Tusk), n. [OE. tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. tusc. See Tush a tooth.]

1. (Zoöl.) One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth.

2. (Zoöl.) A toothshell, or Dentalium; — called also tusk-shell.

3. (Carp.) A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets. Thus, in the illustration, a is the tusk, and each of the several parts, or offsets, is called a tooth.

(Tusk) v. i. To bare or gnash the teeth. [Obs.]

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