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 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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  • Ground tit — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground tit — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground tit — dirvinės zylės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Pseudopodoces angl. ground tit vok. Tibetmeise, f pranc. mésange de Hume, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – zyliniai siauresnis terminas – dirvinė zylė …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ground tit — dirvinė zylė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Pseudopodoces humilis angl. ground tit vok. Tibetmeise, f pranc. mésange de Hume, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dirvinės zylės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Hume's Ground Tit — Taxobox name = Hume s Ground Tit status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Paridae genus = Pseudopodoces genus authority = Zarudny Loudon, 1902 species = P. humilis… …   Wikipedia

  • ground — (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of the earth; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground angling — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground annual — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground ash — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground bailiff — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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