tit

Definitions

  • LONG-TAILED TIT
    LONG-TAILED TIT
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tit small insectivorous birds
    • n tit either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    • n tit the small projection of a mammary gland
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE BEARDED TIT THE BEARDED TIT
THE BEARDED TIT, OR REED BIRD THE BEARDED TIT, OR REED BIRD

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tit A morsel; a bit.
    • Tit A small horse.
    • Tit A woman; -- used in contempt.
    • Tit (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to the families Paridæ and Leiotrichidæ; a titmouse.
    • Tit (Zoöl) The European meadow pipit; a titlark.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tit In mech., a round projection on a tool or other piece to serve as a guide. A tit is usually made on the end of a counterbore, so that the hole made by it shall be concentric with the hole which it is desired to enlarge.
    • n tit An abbreviation of title; [capitalized] of Titus (a book of the New Testament).
    • n tit A teat. See teat.
    • n tit One of several small birds. Specifically
    • n tit A small or poor horse.
    • n tit A child; a girl; a young woman: a depreciatory term.
    • n tit A bit; morsel.
    • n tit In the phrase tit for tat (literally, in the original form tip for tap, ‘blow for blow’), a retaliatory return; an equivalent by way of repartee or answer: as, to give a person tit for tat in a dispute or a war of wit.
    • tit To pull tightly.
    • n tit A pull.
    • tit A Middle English variant of tite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tit tit a teat.
    • n Tit tit one of various small birds, a pipit, tomtit, or titmouse.
    • n Tit tit in phrase Tit for tat, properly tip for tap, blow for blow.
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Quotations

  • Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton
    “I do have big tits. Always had 'em -- pushed 'em up, whacked 'em around. Why not make fun of 'em? I've made a fortune with 'em.”

Idioms

Colder than a witch's tit - If it is colder than a witch's tit, it is extremely cold outside.
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Tit for tat - If someone responds to an insult by being rude back, it's tit for tat- repaying something negative the same way.
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Vinegar tits - A mean spirited women lacking in love or compassion.
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Usage

In literature:

Such unfortunates could hardly do better than to court the society of the joyous tit.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Don't you be put upon by tell-pie-tits.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
I. page 20. col. 2. ceach; again Tit.
"Elements of Gaelic Grammar" by Alexander Stewart
Every one followed, to secure their due share of the tit-bits, except Ook-ootsk and one old woman.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
These tit-bits were well calculated to keep up the gaiety of nations.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
I shall give an engagement to Fal-de-ral-tit!
"Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign" by John Ashton
Polly Patience Prudence Paulina Pitt, You really are our champion tell-tale-tit.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
De babies wus fed wid sugar tits, and the food missus chewed.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Look at the 'eldher,' and them tits.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
He got a tit in his hand.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
The Tits, as a family, are notoriously pugnacious.
"Territory in Bird Life" by H. Eliot Howard
That was a clear case of tit for tat, and tat had it.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
You've got to do it, Tit.
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
It was tit for tat, and at once a roar of laughter and applause burst from the Englishmen present.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
So he'll not in haste determine The case against poor "Bully," or the Blackbird, or Tom-tit.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 26 1890" by Various
You've done me good ever since; and now you've saved my life, and it's only tit for tat.
"The Wreckers of Sable Island" by J. Macdonald Oxley
And she might just as easily, seeing the number of tit-bits I had brought out for her.
"Sweethearts at Home" by S. R. Crockett
And thou thyself gainest thereby a dainty tit-bit for thy lonely night-dreams!
"John the Baptist: A Play" by Hermann Sudermann
The tit-bit was not altogether to his taste, but he chose to eat it rather than let the great cat have it.
"The Secret Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Tit, Tit, what a little witch thou art!
"Sweet Mace" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

O my little lovelies,
I hate your guts!
Go stick big blisters
On your ugly tits!
"My Little Lovelies" by Arthur Rimbaud
You loved me at our wedding: I
Loved some one else: and after that
I never cast a loving eye
On others: you — well, tit for tat!
"After the Golden Wedding (Three Soliloquies)" by James Kenneth Stephen
And how has she ever dared
To greet, with air of springy queens,
The single blue-tit, in the bare
Shrubs fleshing in the orb of wings;
"The September Rose" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet
Flagged, and the figurehead wit golden tits
Arching our way, it never anchors; it's
No sooner present than it turns to past.
Right to the last
"Next, Please" by Philip Larkin
His tit was wall-eyed,
It limp'd on one side,
It soon began roaring for Habakkuk Hyde;
Oh! music, said Hyde,
And a song too beside,
And all for five shillings, rare Habakkuk Hyde.
"Habakkuk Hyde." by Samuel Bamford
This owd Tommy Towers (by that name he were known)
Had an owd carrion tit that were sheer skin an' bone;
To have killed him for t' curs wad have bin quite as well,
But 't were Tommy's opinion he'd dee on himsel!
"The Yorkshire Horse Dealers" by Anonymous British

In news:

Turkey responds to Syria with tit-for-tat airspace ban.
I don't think anyone is likely to confuse the 'tit R?x Parade with yours.
Photo by Glen Abbott Floats of 'tit Rex are best viewed at street level.
INTERVIEWS El-P and Nick Diamonds Form Stepson, Serve Up 'Movie Tit '.
I don't think anyone is likely to confuse the ' tit R?x Parade with yours.
Photo by Glen Abbott Floats of ' tit Rex are best viewed at street level.
Pay a video visit to the Carnival parade formerly known as ' tit Rex that drew relatively large crowds in the Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods Saturday, despite a cold wind.
Rex demands that krewe of ' Tit Rex change its name.
As we continue our tour of the Nastyopolitan Museum of Tits , we enter a room with the " Tits of Porn Exhibit".
Can My Left Tit Make New York Laugh Again.
It can't—it doesn't work that way.
INTERVIEWS Rihanna Denies Chris Brown Relationship, Praises Tits and Ass on 'Facebook Live'.
Great tit disease 'spread to UK by insects.
There was a time, not too long ago, when a politician could talk about tits in public.
Gay writer says the tit-for-tat should be replaced with open dialogue.
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In science:

In this paper we prove Tits’ conjecture for all Artin groups.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
The Tits Conjecture holds for every Artin system.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
Charney, The Tits conjecture for locally reducible Artin groups, Int. J.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
Tits, Reductive groups over local fields, Automorphic forms, representations and Lfunctions, Proc.
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
The main difference is that we have not required here the evolution to be implemented by partial isometries but by general non-commuting operators satisfying only Pi∈I TiT ∗ i ≤ idH .
On the physical relevance of random walks: an example of random walks on a randomly oriented lattice
Artin groups were first introduced by Tits as extensions of Coxeter groups.
Artin groups of spherical type up to isomorphism
By Tits’ solution to the word problem for Coxeter groups , the definition of T (w) does not depend on the choice of the reduced expression.
Artin groups of spherical type up to isomorphism
Then a Theorem of Tits ([T]) for Chevalley Groups and its generalisation to other groups of Q-rank ≥ 2 by Raghunathan [R 4] (see also [V] for the case when Q-rank (G)=1), implies that Γ is of finite index in G(Z).
Generators for Arithmetic Groups
However, the verification that the conditions of Proposition 15 are satisfied is somewhat complicated, and is done in the next few sections by using the Tits classification of absolutely simple groups over number fields.
Generators for Arithmetic Groups
The anisotropic kernel M1 is K -simple (since its Tits diagram is connected).
Generators for Arithmetic Groups
Tits, “Syste ´mes ge´nerateurs de groupes de congruence. C.R.
Generators for Arithmetic Groups
Tits, Classification of algebraic semi-simple groups, (1966) Algebraic Groups and Discontinuous Groups, Proc.
Generators for Arithmetic Groups
Throughout this section we shall view DW as a subcomplex of D via the map induced by the Tits section.
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
The complexes are obtained as quotients of the Bruhat-Tits building Bd (F ) associated with the group PGLd(F ), where F is a positive characteristic local field.
Isospectral Cayley graphs of some finite simple groups
Let F be a local field of positive characteristic, G = PGLd (F ) where d ≥ 3, K a maximal compact subgroup and Bd(F ) = G/K the associated Bruhat-Tits building.
Isospectral Cayley graphs of some finite simple groups
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