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Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns


Glossary : T


Tack:   possession:   lease
Tacket:   shoe-nail
Tae:   to
Tae:   toe
Tae'd:   toed
Taed:   toad
Taen:   taken
Taet:   small quantity
Tairge:   to target
Tak:   take
Tald:   told
Tane:   one in contrast to other
Tangs:   tongs
Tap:   top
Tapetless:   senseless
Tapmost:   topmost
Tappet-hen:   a crested hen-shaped bottle holding three quarts of claret
Tap-pickle:   the grain at the top of the stalk
Topsalteerie:   topsy-turvy
Targe:   to examine
Tarrow:   to tarry; to be reluctant:   to murmur; to weary
Tassie:   a goblet
Tauk:   talk
Tauld:   told
Tawie:   tractable
Tawpie:   a foolish woman
Tawted:   matted
Teats:   small quantities
Teen:   vexation
Tell'd:   told
Temper-pin:   a fiddle-peg; the regulating pin of the spinning-wheel
Tent:   heed
Tent:   to tend; to heed; to observe
Tentie:   watchful:   careful:   heedful
Tentier:   more watchful
Tentless:   careless
Tester:   an old silver coin about sixpence in value
Teugh:   tough
Teuk:   took
Thack:   thatch; thack and rape = the covering of a house:   and so:   home
necessities
Thae:   those
Thairm:   small guts; catgut (a fiddle-string)
Theckit:   thatched
Thegither:   together
Thick:   v pack an' thick
Thieveless:   forbidding:   spiteful
Thiggin:   begging
Thir:   these
Thirl'd:   thrilled
Thole:   to endure; to suffer
Thou'se:   thou shalt
Thowe:   thaw
Thowless:   lazy:   useless
Thrang:   busy; thronging in crowds
Thrang:   a throng
Thrapple:   the windpipe
Thrave:   twenty-four sheaves of corn
Thraw:   a twist
Thraw:   to twist; to turn; to thwart
Thraws:   throes
Threap:   maintain:   argue
Threesome:   trio
Thretteen:   thirteen
Thretty:   thirty
Thrissle:   thistle
Thristed:   thirsted
Through:   mak to through = make good
Throu'ther (through other):   pell-mell
Thummart:   polecat
Thy lane:   alone
Tight:   girt:   prepared
Till:   to
Till't:   to it
Timmer:   timber:   material
Tine:   to lose; to be lost
Tinkler:   tinker
Tint:   lost
Tippence:   twopence
Tip:   v toop
Tirl:   to strip
Tirl:   to knock for entrance
Tither:   the other
Tittlin:   whispering
Tocher:   dowry
Tocher:   to give a dowry
Tocher-gude:   marriage portion
Tod:   the fox
To-fa':   the fall
Toom:   empty
Toop:   tup:   ram
Toss:   the toast
Toun:   town; farm steading
Tousie:   shaggy
Tout:   blast
Tow:   flax:   a rope
Towmond:   towmont:   a twelvemonth
Towsing:   rumpling (equivocal)
Toyte:   to totter
Tozie:   flushed with drink
Trams:   shafts
Transmogrify:   change
Trashtrie:   small trash
Trews:   trousers
Trig:   neat:   trim
Trinklin:   flowing
Trin'le:   the wheel of a barrow
Trogger:   packman
Troggin:   wares
Troke:   to barter
Trouse:   trousers
Trowth:   in truth
Trump:   a jew's harp
Tryste:   a fair; a cattle-market
Trysted:   appointed
Trysting:   meeting
Tulyie:   tulzie:   a squabble; a tussle
Twa:   two
Twafauld:   twofold:   double
Twal:   twelve; the twal = twelve at night
Twalpennie worth:   a penny worth (English money)
Twang:   twinge
Twa-three:   two or three
Tway:   two
Twin:   twine:   to rob; to deprive; bereave
Twistle:   a twist; a sprain
Tyke:   a dog
Tyne:   v tine
Tysday:   Tuesday