• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tid Tender; soft; nice; -- now only used in tidbit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tid Fit or favorable season or condition: as, the land is in fine tid for sowing; hence, humor.
    • n tid An udder; a teat.
    • n tid A small cock of hay.
    • tid Silly: childish.
    • tid Tender; soft; nice. See the etymology.
    • tid Same as tite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tid tid (Scot.) fit time or condition.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. AS. tedre, tydere, weak, tender


In literature:

Mavis presently put down her knife and fork, to take Perigal's and feed him with tid-bits from her or his plate.
"Sparrows" by Horace W. C. Newte
S. destroys period after selest, puts waes ... micel in parenthesis, and inserts a colon after tid.
"Beowulf" by Unknown
We could not do thus with all our little tid-toddlers of but four bright summers.
"Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 33, November 12, 1870" by Various
Harry did not have Gumption enough to evolve any deep System for landing a Tid-Bit, but he had accidentally hit upon the Cinch Method.
"People You Know" by George Ade
Ernest and Sherm had begun to treat the doll's table idea with more respect as one after another tid-bit appeared.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Stir all together with a sharp knife because some of the tid bits will be tough propositions.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
To throw a tid-bit to another guest is a mark of great friendship.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The child lost her appetite and could not eat Bridget's choice tid-bits.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
It means a fleshy piece of fish or meat, a tid-bit.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
The others get all the tid-bits, and he doesn't seem to care.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In poetry:

Yet, wharfore shou'd nae youth engage
In pleasures suited to its age? To catch the tids o' life is sage,
Some joys to save:
Wha kens the fights he's doom'd to wage
This side the grave!
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

An interesting political tid-bit: Earle Mack's wife, Carol Dickey, contributed $2,000 last month to Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign to unseat US Rep John Sweeney, R-Clifton Park.
Our region is full of interesting tid bits and odd happenings.
Music News, Tid-Bits and Other Morsels.
Connie worked for the former Tid Bit News Stand of Martins Ferry and was an avid Purple Rider fan for many years.
I would love to hear from locals about little league tid-bits from their past, present and future to include.
Here are a couple tid-bits that will take us outside on this gorgeous day.
A Few Tasty Tid-Bits On Which To Chew.

In science:

Definition 3 In finite-dimensions a connection form is defined as a Lie-algebra-valued one form ω ∈ Γ(T ∗P ⊗ g) which acts on vertical vectors as: ω(TIdµ(X )) = X , where X ∈ g and µ : P ×G → P is the group action.
Gauge Theory in Riem(M)
X (x) = (T(x,Id)Ψ) · (0x , X ) =: TIdΨx (X ), where we redundantly keep the subscript x in Ox , to remind ourselves that this is the zero vector at the point x ∈ P .
Gauge Theory in Riem(M)
We want to calculate what Tf Ψ is with respect to TIdΨ.
Gauge Theory in Riem(M)
Now we have to show that the tangent space to the orbits splits. I.e. that not only is the image of TIdΨ = α a closed linear subspace of H s (S 2T ∗ ), but also that it has a closed complement Imα)C and thus H s (S 2T ∗ ) (cid:39) Imα ⊕ (Imα)C .
Gauge Theory in Riem(M)
The Total Ionising Dose measured in silicon (TID) is a more relevant measure of the radiation dose for the front-end electronics.
Prototype ATLAS IBL Modules using the FE-I4A Front-End Readout Chip