Half-tongue
Half-tongue Half"-tongue` (h[aum]f"t[u^]ng`), n. (O. Law) A jury, for the trial of a foreigner, composed equally of citizens and aliens. [1913 Webster]

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  • half-tongue — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English half tong; intended as translation of Medieval Latin medietas linguae : a jury de medietate linguae in English law …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-tongue — A term applied to a jury, part of whom speak one language and part another …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tongue in cheek — adverb (or adjective) : with insincerity, irony, or whimsical exaggeration * * * tongue in cheek see under ↑tongue • • • Main Entry: ↑cheek * * * (with) tongue in cheek without really meaning what one is saying or writing * * * adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-timer — A child who, by the operation of the English factory and education acts, was employed for less than the full time in a factory or workshop, in order that he might attend some recognized efficient school. Half tongue. A jury half of one tongue or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • half-timer — A child who, by the operation of the English factory and education acts, was employed for less than the full time in a factory or workshop, in order that he might attend some recognized efficient school. Half tongue. A jury half of one tongue or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Tongue —    TONGUE, a parish, in the county of Sutherland, 250 miles (N. by W.) from Edinburgh; containing, with the island of Roan, and the villages of Tongue, Skianid, and Torrisdale, 2041 inhabitants, of whom 1558 are in the rural districts. This place …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Tongue Mountain Range Trails — Infobox Hiking trail Name=Tongue Mountain Range Trails Photo=5 Mile Mt .jpg Caption=Five Mile Mountain summit Location=New York Length=Convert|25|mi|km|0 Start/End Points=Various Use=Hiking ElevChange=Convert|1258|ft|m|0|abbr=on HighPoint=Five… …   Wikipedia

  • Tongue — Infobox Anatomy | Name = Tongue Latin = lingua GraySubject = 242 GrayPage = 1125 Caption = A human tongue Caption2 = Width = 250 |fjhfkdvhbufnbjg Precursor = pharyngeal arches, lateral lingual swelling, tuberculum impar [EmbryologyUNC|hednk|024]… …   Wikipedia

  • Tongue Twister Trouble (Happy Tree Friends) — Infobox Television episode Title = Tongue Twister Trouble Series = Happy Tree Friends Caption = The happy tree friends enjoy a day on the ice Season = 1 Episode = 19 Airdate = ? Production = 118 Writer = Mark Fiorenza Warren Graff Rhode Montijo… …   Wikipedia

  • Tongue, Ruth — (1898 1981)    A problematic figure. Though belonging to the gentry class and educated in music and drama, she was passionately attached to country life and believed herself to have a special rapport with the craftsmen and labourers of Somerset,… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

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