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Definition: Hill tit
, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil,
L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d
1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising
above the common level of the surrounding land; an
eminence less than a mountain.
Every mountain and hill shall be made low. --Is. xl.
2. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of
plants. [U. S.] See Hill
, v. t.
3. A single cluster or group of plants growing close
together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a
hill of corn or potatoes. [U. S.]
(Zo["o]l.), a common ant (Formica rufa
Europe and America, which makes mounds or ant-hills over
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of birds of
India, of the genus Gracula
, and allied to the
starlings. They are easily taught to speak many words.
[Written also hill mynah
.] See Myna
(Zo["o]l.), a partridge of the genus
, of which numerous species in habit Southern
Asia and the East Indies.
(Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of small
Asiatic singing birds of the family Leiotrichid[ae]
Many are beautifully colored.
1. A small horse. --Tusser.
2. A woman; -- used in contempt. --Burton.
3. A morsel; a bit. --Halliwell.
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
(a) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds
belonging to the families Parid[ae]
; a titmouse.
(b) The European meadow pipit; a titlark.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Wren tit
, under Wren
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic
singing birds belonging to Siva
, and allied
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small
East Indian and Asiatic timaline birds of the genus
Tit for tat
. [Probably for tip for tap. See Tip
blow.] An equivalent; retaliation.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
Asiatic and East Indian birds belonging to Suthora
allied genera. In some respects they are intermediate
between the thrushes and titmice.