Tit thrush
Tit Tit, n. 1. A small horse. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

2. A woman; -- used in contempt. --Burton. [1913 Webster]

3. A morsel; a bit. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something small, and is perhaps the same as teat. Cf. {Titmouse}, {Tittle}.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to the families {Parid[ae]} and {Leiotrichid[ae]}; a titmouse. (b) The European meadow pipit; a titlark. [1913 Webster]

{Ground tit}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Wren tit}, under {Wren}.

{Hill tit} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic singing birds belonging to {Siva}, {Milna}, and allied genera.

{Tit babbler} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small East Indian and Asiatic timaline birds of the genus {Trichastoma}.

{Tit for tat}. [Probably for tip for tap. See {Tip} a slight blow.] An equivalent; retaliation.

{Tit thrush} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic and East Indian birds belonging to {Suthora} and allied genera. In some respects they are intermediate between the thrushes and titmice. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tit — Tit, n. 1. A small horse. Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman; used in contempt. Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something small …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tit babbler — Tit Tit, n. 1. A small horse. Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman; used in contempt. Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tit for tat — Tit Tit, n. 1. A small horse. Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman; used in contempt. Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thrush tit — Thrush Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thrush — Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thrush nightingale — Thrush Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground tit — Tit Tit, n. 1. A small horse. Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman; used in contempt. Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hill tit — Tit Tit, n. 1. A small horse. Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman; used in contempt. Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ant thrush — Thrush Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Babbling thrush — Thrush Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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