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tilt
  • n  a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
  • n  a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  • n  a slight but noticeable partiality
    the court's tilt toward conservative rulings
  • n  the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    the tower had a pronounced tilt
  • n  pitching dangerously to one side
  • v  to incline or bend from a vertical position
  • v  heel over
    The tower is tilting
  • v  move sideways or in an unsteady way
  • v  charge with a tilt
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tilt-top table
  • n  a pedestal table whose top is hinged so that it can be tilted to a vertical position
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tilt angle
  • n  the angle a rocket makes with the vertical as it curves along its trajectory
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tilter
  • n  someone who engages in a tilt or joust
  • n  a device for emptying a cask by tilting it without disturbing the dregs
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tilth
  • n  the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growth
  • n  arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops
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tilting board
  • n  a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
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tim leary
  • n  United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)
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timbale
  • n  individual serving of minced e.g. meat or fish in a rich creamy sauce baked in a small pastry mold or timbale shell
  • n  small pastry shell for creamy mixtures of minced foods
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timbale case
  • n  small pastry shell for creamy mixtures of minced foods
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timber
  • n  the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  • n  a beam made of wood
  • n  a post made of wood
  • n  land that is covered with trees and shrubs
  • n  (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
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timber hitch
  • n  a hitch used to secure a rope to a log or spar; often supplemented by a half hitch
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timber line
  • n  line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes
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timber rattlesnake
  • n  widely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United States
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timber tree
  • n  any tree that is valued as a source of lumber or timber
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timber wolf
  • n  a wolf with a brindled grey coat living in forested northern regions of North America
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timberline
  • n  line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes
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