tine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tine prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tine A tooth, or spike, as of a fork; a prong, as of an antler.
    • v. i Tine To kindle; to rage; to smart. "Ne was there slave, ne was there medicine
      That mote recure their wounds; so inly they did tine ."
    • v. t Tine To kindle; to set on fire. "To tine the cloven wood.""Coals of contention and hot vengeance tind ."
    • v. t Tine To shut in, or inclose.
    • n Tine Trouble; distress; teen. "Cruel winter's tine ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tine To close.
    • tine To shut in; inclose, as with a hedge; hence, to make or repair for inclosure, as a hedge.
    • tine To lose.
    • tine To destroy.
    • tine To be lost; hence, to be destroyed; perish.
    • n tine A wild vetch or tare, as Vicia hirsuta, which clasps other plants with its tendrils. Tine-grass, tine-tare, and tine-weed are applied to the same or similar plants.
    • tine A dialectal form of teen.
    • n tine A dialectal form of teen.
    • tine An obsolete form of tiny.
    • tine Same as tind.
    • n tine One of a set of two or more pointed projecting prongs or spikes; specifically, a slender projection adapted for thrusting or piercing, as one of those of a fork of any kind, or of a deer's antler: locally used also of projections more properly called teeth, as of a harrow. See cuts under antler, palmate, 1, and Rusa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tine tīn the spike of a fork or harrow, or of a deer's antler
    • v.t Tine tīn (Spens.) same as Tind
    • v.i Tine (Spens.) to rage, to smart
    • n Tine tīn (Spens.) Same as Teen.
    • v.t Tine tīn (Scot.) to lose
    • v.i Tine to be lost, to perish
    • v.t., v.i Tine tīn (prov.) to enclose.
    • n Tine tīn (prov.) a wild vetch or tare.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tind, AS. tind,; akin to MHG. zint, Icel. tindr, Sw. tinne, and probably to G. zinne, a pinnacle, OHG. zinna, and E. tooth,. See Tooth

Usage

In literature:

One of Dodger's sharp tines had given Nimble a good prick.
"The Tale of Nimble Deer" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Yes, he had killed a fine buck with ten tines.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9" by Various
To right and left of him is one long tapering tine.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
The least grit between the tines will cause an irregular flow.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Almost all foods are eaten with the fork, which should always be used in the right hand with the tines up.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
Scouts were sent out from tine to time to look for signals, but nothing appeared.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
Tine thimble, tine thrift.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
A many-tined pitchfork rested against one of the sheds.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
He continued to grow and prosper, and the next summer he raised a pair of forked antlers with two tines each.
"Forest Neighbors" by William Davenport Hulbert
Poor white people 'round in slavery time had a hard tine, and dese was two of them.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Thy father's battle-brand, of yore 305 For Tine-man forged by fairy lore.
"Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
The Biggleswade concern will pay for this more than thirty tines over.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
Let the forks be four-tined, if possible.
"Camp and Trail" by Stewart Edward White
Test with the tines of a fork.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
A fork ought to have three tines in it.
"Sweet Mace" by George Manville Fenn
After this is done fork it over with a six-tine fork.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
From the shack he brought two cracked ones and forks with bent tines.
"Swamp Island" by Mildred A. Wirt
You shall have another day's rest before I drive the steel tines again into you!
"A Maid of the Kentucky Hills" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
I'm no baith gaun to tine my siller, and hae my beasts abused into the bargain.
"The Shepherd's Calendar" by James Hogg
The nuthatch picks his small grubs out of crevices in bark with the four-tined fork at the end of his tongue.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
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In poetry:

I never thocht to tine his luve,
Or yet my ain to hide,
An' whan he speer't, I gied consent
To be his bonnie bride.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
It touches the heart of the tyrant—
It gives him the tine to repent,—
The morn on the mountain has risen!
The hour of salvation is spent!
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
He swore he lo'ed her mair than life,
An' gif he made na' her his wife,
Wush'd that his richt haun' he micht tine,
Gif he his promise didna' min'.
"Mysie, An Aul' Warl', But Ower True Story" by Janet Hamilton
Sublime the scene when twilight flies,
Up through the green tines of the pines,
As, on the deep vermillion skies,
Day, weary and worn, declines,
Beaming last on Lauderdale.
"My Delight" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Weel, Nelly, my woman, it's e'en as ye say,
Like a ghaist I gae wan'erin' aboot a' the day,
At nicht, tho' sair wearit, my sleep I aft tine,
He is lost! O he's lost! an' I mourn an' repine.
"Neebour Johnnie's Complaint" by Janet Hamilton
You smile, good friend? But ah, be sure
'Tis not a theme for scoffing;
For well, too well, I know the lure
of fish tins in the offing.
A devil lurks inside each tine
To tempt unwary souls to sin.
"The Minglers" by C J Dennis

In news:

Tine 's platform: economy, education.
If there is one major purpose that compelled Paul Tine to run for office for the first time, it had to be the economy.
As collectors of Scandinavian antiques know, tines come in all shapes and sizes.
My tines ("tiner" in Norwegian) are rooted in tradition, but they have a modern twist.
I use fine hardwoods and finish my tines to show the woods' beauty.
Tines don't require many materials, so you can splurge on exotic wood.
Linda " Tine " Bishop Bell, 604 Whitted Court, died Wednesday at home.
Zoo animals, in turn, love treats, so it makes perfect sense that the zoo is calling Saturday, Feb 14 Vanimal- tine 's Day.
As an added bonus, all Lucas County residents will receive free admission to the Vanimal- tine 's Day celebrations.
He was surrounded by his loving wife Mary Ann Tine Marino and family.
Owning a restaurant has always been a dream of Brandi and Levi Tines.
" Lefty " is a seven-year-old triple drop-tine buck, scoring well over the 200?s.
The pallet fork assemblies are available with either 48- or 42-inch tines, with a choice of 5,500 or 4,000 pound-rated tine sets.
Tines in a choice of Heavy Duty (rated to 5,500 lbs.
The Warren Civic Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Bryan Eckenrode of Buffalo, is pleased to present a young musician from Norway, Tine Thing Helseth (pronounced Tina Ting), on Sunday, Feb 20.
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In science:

X1 and X2 have uniform distributions, led us to a new family of distributions which can be regarded as some generalization of “uniformly randomly mod i fied tine”.
Two-Sided Power Random Variables
As a type of idiophone, a tuning fork is made in the form of a two-pronged fork with the prongs (tines) formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal.
Music in Terms of Science
The next stage, a  node,  Giga(cid:13)ops prototype, is in its (cid:12)nal construction phase. A general description and current status of the hardware and software is presented. tines that will perform the communications and, .
Status of the 0.8 Teraflops Supercomputer at Columbia
The expected stop mass m˜t can be somewhat lowered, down to a few TeV, at the price of introducing large and fine-tined A terms. 6Some people still try to keep it afloat by developing contrived baroque-like aesthetically unappealing modifications.
Reflections and Impressionistic Portrait at the Conference "Frontiers Beyond the Standard Model," FTPI, Oct. 2012
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