EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TINE

To "tine a darg," is to lose a day's work: you have arrived too late.

If I were made of iron, at this tine I could write no more.'

"I see you have a tine with you," said Mr. Mack, looking at the tine I carried.

It would be better to sit down quietly and look upward to tine sky.

A tine gallop of grass sward led to the pound, and over this I went, cheered with as merry a cry as ever stirred a light heart.

Adaman′tine Spar, a name of the mineral corundum or of a brownish variety of it.

Asbes′tic, Asbes′tous, Asbes′tine, of or like asbestos: incombustible.

Archibald Douglas, so called because so many of his enterprises ended in tine (or “distress”).

The family Nepticulid—the last of the Tine—contains a number of little moths, including the smallest of the Lepidoptera.

About half a dozen species of the Tine will also have made their appearance before the end of the month.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English tind, a general Germanic word (cf. Old High German zint "sharp point, spike," Old Norse tindr "tine, point, top, summit," German Zinne "pinnacle"), of unknown origin.

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