Tile ore
Tile Tile, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See {Thatch}, and cf. {Tegular}.] 1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for ornamental mantel works. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) (a) A small slab of marble or other material used for flooring. (b) A plate of metal used for roofing. [1913 Webster]

3. (Metal.) A small, flat piece of dried earth or earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused. [1913 Webster]

4. A draintile. [1913 Webster]

5. A stiff hat. [Colloq.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

{Tile drain}, a drain made of tiles.

{Tile earth}, a species of strong, clayey earth; stiff and stubborn land. [Prov. Eng.]

{Tile kiln}, a kiln in which tiles are burnt; a tilery.

{Tile ore} (Min.), an earthy variety of cuprite.

{Tile red}, light red like the color of tiles or bricks.

{Tile tea}, a kind of hard, flat brick tea. See {Brick tea}, under {Brick}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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