You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security.
  • Tuscany (region, Italy)

    Tuscany, regione (region), west-central Italy. It lies along the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas and comprises the province (provinces) of Massa-Carrara, Lucca, Pistoia, Prato, Firenze, Livorno, Pisa, Arezzo, Siena, and Grosseto. Tuscany is a transitional region occupying much of the former grand

  • Tuscarawas River (river, United States)

    Tuscarawas River, river rising in Summit county, northeastern Ohio, U.S., near Akron and Barberton (there dammed to form the Portage Lakes). It flows south past Massillon, Dover, and New Philadelphia and then west to join the Walhonding River near Coshocton after a course of 125 miles (201 km) to

  • Tuscarora (people)

    Tuscarora, Iroquoian-speaking North American Indian tribe. When first encountered by Europeans in the 17th century, the Tuscarora occupied what is now North Carolina. They were noted for their use of indigenous hemp for fibre and medicine. Traditionally, the Tuscarora depended heavily on

  • Tuscarora Deep (submarine feature, Pacific Ocean)

    Japan Trench: The 27,929-foot (8,513-metre) Tuscarora Deep (north) was once considered the deepest point in the world (subsequently found to be in the Mariana Trench).

  • tusche-and-glue method

    printmaking: Stencil processes: …quite common is the so-called tusche-and-glue method, which is similar to lift-ground aquatint etching. The design is painted on the screen with tusche and, when dry, the whole screen is covered with glue. When the glue dries, the design is washed out with either kerosene or turpentine. The tusche comes…

  • Tusci (people)

    Etruscan, member of an ancient people of Etruria, Italy, between the Tiber and Arno rivers west and south of the Apennines, whose urban civilization reached its height in the 6th century bce. Many features of Etruscan culture were adopted by the Romans, their successors to power in the peninsula. A

  • Tuscia (ancient country, Italy)

    Etruria, Ancient country, central Italy. It covered the region that now comprises Tuscany and part of Umbria. Etruria was inhabited by the Etruscans, who established a civilization by the 7th century bc. Their chief confederation, traditionally including 12 cities, developed a culture that reached

  • Tusculanae disputationes (work by Cicero)

    Damocles: …story is related in Cicero’s Tusculanae disputationes (“Conversations at Tusculum”), Book V.

  • Tusculani family (Italian family)

    Benedict VIII: …several pontiffs from the powerful Tusculani family.

  • Tusculum (ancient city, Italy)

    Tusculum, ancient Italic city (modern Frascati) in Latium, 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Rome, a favourite resort of wealthy Romans under the late republic and the empire (1st century bc–4th century ad). Tusculum was a Latin settlement during the early Iron Age (early 1st millennium bc) and was

  • Tuscumbia (Alabama, United States)

    Tuscumbia, city, seat (1870) of Colbert county, northwestern Alabama, U.S. It is situated in the Muscle Shoals area on the Tennessee River, about 65 miles (105 km) west of Huntsville, and forms with Florence, Sheffield, and the city of Muscle Shoals a four-city metropolitan area. Founded in 1817 as

  • Tushingham, Rita (British actress)

    The Knack…and How to Get It: …his dream girl, Nancy (Rita Tushingham), whom his pal attempts to seduce. Although initially perceived as innocent, Nancy proves to be surprisingly savvy in repelling the young Lothario’s charms.

  • Tushino (Russia)

    Russia: The Time of Troubles: …formed in the village of Tushino, 9 miles (14 km) west of Moscow, in which the boyars and bureaucrats of the Romanov circle took leading posts. It managed to gain Cossack support and to manipulate Dmitry’s pretensions while negotiating with the Polish king Sigismund III on terms by which his…

  • Tushino, Thief of (Russian pretender)

    False Dmitry: Although the second False Dmitry bore no physical resemblance to the first, he gathered a large following among Cossacks, Poles, Lithuanians, and rebels who had already risen against Shuysky. He gained control of southern Russia, marched toward Moscow, and established his headquarters (including a full court and…

  • Tushita Heaven (Buddhism)

    Buddhism: Mythic figures in the Three Worlds cosmology: …the most important are the Tushita Heaven, where the future buddha Maitreya awaits the time for his coming to earth; the Heaven of the Thirty-three Gods, which is presided over by Inda (Sanskrit: Indra; sometimes called Sakka [Sanskrit: Shakra], a deity who plays a significant mythological role); and the Heaven…

  • Tushratta (Mitanni king)

    history of Mesopotamia: The Hurrian and Mitanni kingdoms: Tushratta (c. 1365–c. 1330), the son of Shuttarna, was able to maintain the kingdom he had inherited for many years. In his sometimes very long letters—one of them written in Hurrian—to Amenhotep III and Akhenaton (1353–1336), he wrote about commerce, his desire for gold, and…

  • tusi (Chinese government)

    Guangxi: Guangxi until c. 1900: …minority peoples through the hereditary tusi (tribal leaders serving as the agents of Chinese government). This led to some of the bloodiest battles in Guangxi history—notably, the war with the Yao tribesmen at Giant Rattan Gorge, near Guiping, in 1465.

  • ?ūsī couple, al- (mathematical construct)

    astronomy: The Islamic world: …two-circle mechanism (called an “al-?ūsī couple” by modern scholars) to produce the same phenomena in what seemed to him a physically more plausible way. Al-?ūsī’s student al-Shīrāzī went farther, using a minor epicycle to eliminate the need for an equant point. In the 14th century Ibn al-Shā?ir of Damascus…

  • ?ūsī, Mu?ammad ibn Mu?ammad ibn al-?asan al- (Persian scholar)

    Na?īr al-Dīn al-?ūsī, outstanding Persian philosopher, scientist, and mathematician. Educated first in ?ūs, where his father was a jurist in the Twelfth Imam school, the main sect of Shī?ite Muslims, al-?ūsī finished his education in Neyshābūr, about 75 kilometres (50 miles) to the west. This was

  • ?ūsī, Na?īr al-Dīn al- (Persian scholar)

    Na?īr al-Dīn al-?ūsī, outstanding Persian philosopher, scientist, and mathematician. Educated first in ?ūs, where his father was a jurist in the Twelfth Imam school, the main sect of Shī?ite Muslims, al-?ūsī finished his education in Neyshābūr, about 75 kilometres (50 miles) to the west. This was

  • Tusk (film by Jodorowsky [1980])

    Alejandro Jodorowsky: Later films, comic books, and psychomagic: Tusk (1980) was a children’s film, set in British colonial India, about the attachment between a young English girl and an elephant, both born on the same day. Jodorowsky was dissatisfied with the film’s technical deficiencies and later disowned it.

  • tusk (anatomy)

    Chinese water deer: These tusks may exceed 5 cm (2 inches) in length. The water deer is also the only deer with inguinal glands.

  • tusk shell (mollusk)

    Tusk shell, any of several marine mollusks of the class Scaphopoda. There are four genera of tusk shells (Dentalium is typical and most common) and more than 350 species. Most tusk shells live in fairly deep water, sometimes to depths of about 4,000 metres (13,000 feet); many deep-sea species are

  • Tusk, Donald (prime minister of Poland)

    Donald Tusk, Polish politician who was the first prime minister of Poland to serve two consecutive terms (2007–14) since the fall of communism in 1989. The son of a carpenter and a nurse, both of whom were slave labourers during the Nazi German occupation of Poland, Tusk grew up as part of the

  • Tusk, Donald Franciszek (prime minister of Poland)

    Donald Tusk, Polish politician who was the first prime minister of Poland to serve two consecutive terms (2007–14) since the fall of communism in 1989. The son of a carpenter and a nurse, both of whom were slave labourers during the Nazi German occupation of Poland, Tusk grew up as part of the

  • Tuskegee (Alabama, United States)

    Tuskegee, city, seat of Macon county, east-central Alabama, U.S., adjacent to Tuskegee National Forest, about 40 miles (65 km) east of Montgomery. It was founded in 1833, and its name was a variation of Taskigi, a nearby Creek Indian village. Fort Decatur (built 1814), near the city on the

  • Tuskegee (album by Richie)

    Lionel Richie: …back into the spotlight with Tuskegee, a collection of his greatest hits recast as country duets and performed with Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Willie Nelson, and other luminaries of country music. Within just a few weeks, the album reached number

  • Tuskegee Airmen (United States military unit)

    Tuskegee Airmen, black servicemen of the U.S. Army Air Forces who trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama during World War II. They constituted the first African American flying unit in the U.S. military. In January 1941 the War Department formed the all-black 99th Pursuit Squadron of the

  • Tuskegee Institute (university, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States)

    Tuskegee University, private, coeducational, historically black institution of higher education in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S. Its establishment as a school for training African American teachers was approved by the Alabama state legislature in 1880; the school still serves a predominantly black

  • Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (university, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States)

    Tuskegee University, private, coeducational, historically black institution of higher education in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S. Its establishment as a school for training African American teachers was approved by the Alabama state legislature in 1880; the school still serves a predominantly black

  • Tuskegee syphilis study (American history)

    Tuskegee syphilis study, American medical research project that earned notoriety for its unethical experimentation on African American patients in the rural South. The project, which was conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) from 1932 to 1972, examined the natural course of untreated

  • Tuskegee University (university, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States)

    Tuskegee University, private, coeducational, historically black institution of higher education in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S. Its establishment as a school for training African American teachers was approved by the Alabama state legislature in 1880; the school still serves a predominantly black

  • Tusquets, Esther (Spanish author)

    Spanish literature: The novel: It includes Esther Tusquets, álvaro Pombo, and Javier Tomeo, together with nearly a dozen others who belong to this group chronologically if not by reason of aesthetic or thematic similarities. Tusquets is best known for a trilogy of thematically related but independent novels: El mismo mar de…

  • Tussaud, Marie (French modeler)

    Marie Tussaud, French-born founder of Madame Tussaud’s museum of wax figures, in central London. Her early life was spent first in Bern and then in Paris, where she learned the art of wax modeling from Philippe Curtius, whose two celebrated wax museums she inherited upon his death in 1794. From

  • Tusser, Thomas (English poet)

    sweet William: …traced to the writings of Thomas Tusser, a 16th-century English poet. In Scotland the flower is known as stinking Willie or sour Billy.

  • Tussi (people)

    Tutsi, ethnic group of probable Nilotic origin, whose members live within Rwanda and Burundi. The Tutsi formed the traditional aristocratic minority in both countries, constituting about 9 percent and 14 percent of the population, respectively. The Tutsis’ numbers in Rwanda were greatly reduced by

  • tussie-mussie (floral decoration)

    Nosegay, small, hand-held bouquet popular in mid- 19th-century Victorian England as an accessory carried by fashionable ladies. Composed of mixed flowers and herbs and edged with a paper frill or greens, the arrangement was sometimes inserted into a silver filigree holder. When supplied by an

  • Tussman, Malka Heifetz (American poet)

    Yiddish literature: Yiddish women writers: Born in Ukraine, Malka Heifetz Tussman immigrated to the United States in 1912. She lived in Chicago; in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and in California. She published her poems in many journals, including In zikh. Tussman’s early poetry, as evinced in her first book, Lider (1949; Poems), was written in…

  • tussock bellflower (plant)

    bellflower: Tussock bellflower, or Carpathian harebell (C. carpatica), has lavender to white bowl-shaped, long-stalked flowers and forms clumps in eastern European meadows and woodlands. Fairy thimbles (C. cochleariifolia), named for its deep nodding blue to white bells, forms loosely open mats on alpine screes. Bethlehem stars…

  • tussock grassland (ecology)

    grassland: Origin: …of the Southern Hemisphere is tussock grassland, dominated by tussock or bunch grasses that develop pedestals of matted stems, giving the vegetation a lumpy appearance. Tussock grasslands occur at various latitudes. In the tropics they are found above the forest limit on some high mountains—e.g., in New Guinea and East…

  • tussock moth (insect)

    Tussock moth, (family Lymantriidae), any of a group of moths (order Lepidoptera), the common name for which is derived from the hair tufts, or tussocks, found on most larval forms. The family, which occurs in both Eurasia and the New World, includes several species that are destructive to shade

  • ?ūsūn (Egyptian military leader)

    Saudi Arabia: Struggle with the Ottomans: …command of Mu?ammad ?Alī’s son ?ūsūn. Sa?ūd inflicted a severe defeat on the invaders, but reinforcements enabled ?ūsūn to occupy Mecca and Medina in 1812. The following year, Mu?ammad ?Alī assumed command of the expeditionary force in person. In the east, Britain severely curbed the maritime activities of the Qawāsim…

  • Tutammu (king of Patina)

    Anatolia: The neo-Hittite states from c. 1180 to 700 bce: King Tutammu of Patina, who had been strategically safe as long as Arpad had not been conquered, also was defeated and his land turned into an Assyrian province. In 738 Samal, Milid, Kaska, Tabal, and Tuwanuwa (classical Tyana) came to terms with the Assyrian king. The…

  • Tutanjai (Daoist rite)

    Daoism: The Lingbao scriptures and liturgies: The Tutanjai (“Mud and Soot Retreat, or Retreat of Misery”) was a ceremony of collective contrition, with the purpose of fending off disease, the punishment of sin, by prior confession; in Chinese civil law, confession resulted in an automatic reduction or suspension of sentence. These and…

  • Tutankhamen (king of Egypt)

    Tutankhamun, king of ancient Egypt (reigned 1333–23 bce), known chiefly for his intact tomb, KV 62 (tomb 62), discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. During his reign, powerful advisers restored the traditional Egyptian religion and art, both of which had been set aside by his predecessor

  • Tutankhamon (king of Egypt)

    Tutankhamun, king of ancient Egypt (reigned 1333–23 bce), known chiefly for his intact tomb, KV 62 (tomb 62), discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. During his reign, powerful advisers restored the traditional Egyptian religion and art, both of which had been set aside by his predecessor

  • Tutankhamun (king of Egypt)

    Tutankhamun, king of ancient Egypt (reigned 1333–23 bce), known chiefly for his intact tomb, KV 62 (tomb 62), discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. During his reign, powerful advisers restored the traditional Egyptian religion and art, both of which had been set aside by his predecessor

  • Tutankhaten (king of Egypt)

    Tutankhamun, king of ancient Egypt (reigned 1333–23 bce), known chiefly for his intact tomb, KV 62 (tomb 62), discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. During his reign, powerful advisers restored the traditional Egyptian religion and art, both of which had been set aside by his predecessor

  • Tute de reyes (work by Benítez Rojo)

    Antonio Benítez Rojo: …first book, the short-story collection Tute de reyes (“King’s Flush”), won Cuba’s major literary award, the Casa de las Américas Prize, in 1967, and in 1969 he won the Writers’ Union annual short-story prize with his volume El escudo de hojas secas (“The Shield of Dry Leaves”).

  • tutelle (French government)

    devolution: …of power, known as the tutelle (“supervision”). To somewhat reduce the scope of power exercised by the central government, the socialist government of Pres. Fran?ois Mitterrand (1981–95), through one of its first major pieces of legislation, dramatically expanded the authority of the three layers of subnational government and removed the…

  • Tuti-nameh (Persian literature)

    Mughal painting: …painting is the illustrated folktale Tuti-nameh (“Tales of a Parrot”) at the Cleveland (Ohio) Museum of Art.

  • Tuticorin (India)

    Tuticorin, city, southern Tamil Nadu state, southern India. The city lies on the Gulf of Mannar of the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles (40 km) east of Tirunelveli, to which it is connected by road and rail. It developed from a small fishing village into a flourishing Portuguese colony in the 16th

  • Tutin, Dame Dorothy (British actress)

    Dame Dorothy Tutin, British actress (born April 8, 1931, London, Eng.—died Aug. 6, 2001, London), was one of the British theatre’s most accomplished leading ladies during a 50-year stage career. Tutin’s varied repertoire included most of the leading female characters in Shakespeare, Chekhov, and I

  • Tutong (river, Brunei)

    Brunei: Relief, drainage, and soils: …is drained by the Belait, Tutong, and Brunei rivers in the western segment and by the Pandaruan and Temburong rivers in the east; all flow generally northward to the South China Sea. The Belait is the largest river in the country. The soils of Brunei are deeply weathered, highly leached,…

  • tutor (law)

    Roman law: Family: …males, 12 for females) needed tutores if they were not under patria potestas. Such tutors could be appointed under the will of the father or male head of the household. Failing such an appointment, the guardianship went to certain prescribed relatives; if there were no qualified relations, the magistrates appointed…

  • tutores (law)

    Roman law: Family: …males, 12 for females) needed tutores if they were not under patria potestas. Such tutors could be appointed under the will of the father or male head of the household. Failing such an appointment, the guardianship went to certain prescribed relatives; if there were no qualified relations, the magistrates appointed…

  • tutorial (education)

    computer-assisted instruction: …data or they fill a tutorial role in which the student is tested on comprehension.

  • Tutsi (people)

    Tutsi, ethnic group of probable Nilotic origin, whose members live within Rwanda and Burundi. The Tutsi formed the traditional aristocratic minority in both countries, constituting about 9 percent and 14 percent of the population, respectively. The Tutsis’ numbers in Rwanda were greatly reduced by

  • TUTT (meteorology)

    tropical cyclone: Favourable wind systems: …is these features, known as tropical upper tropospheric troughs, or TUTTs, that are responsible for the large number of tropical cyclones in the western Pacific.

  • Tutte l’opere d’architettura, et prospetiva (treatise by Serlio)

    Sebastiano Serlio: …wrote the influential architecture treatise Tutte l’opere d’architettura, et prospetiva (1537–75; “Complete Works on Architecture and Perspective”).

  • Tutte, William Thomas (British-born Canadian mathematician)

    William Thomas Tutte, British-born Canadian mathematician (born May 14, 1917, Newmarket, Suffolk, Eng.—died May 2, 2002, Waterloo, Ont.), deciphered a crucial clue to the Nazis’ so-called Tunny code as a member of the secret code-breaking team at Britain’s Bletchley Park during World War II. T

  • Tutti Frutti (song by Little Richard and LaBostrie)

    Little Richard: …solid rhythm-and-blues band, howled “Tutti Frutti,” with its unforgettable exhortation, “A wop bop a loo bop, a lop bam boom!” In the year and a half that followed, he released a string of songs on Specialty Records that sold well among both black and white audiences: “Rip It Up,”…

  • Tutti i nostri ieri (work by Ginzburg)

    Natalia Ginzburg: title, A Light for Fools), Ginzburg portrayed the crises of the Italian younger generation during the fascist period. Lessico famigliare (1963; Family Sayings) is a novelistic memoir of her upbringing and career. Ginzburg’s novels of the 1970s and ’80s pessimistically explore the dissolution of family ties…

  • Tuttle, Elbert Parr (American jurist)

    Elbert Parr Tuttle, U.S. lawyer and judge who supported the civil rights movement in the South while serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (1954-81) and presiding there as chief judge (1961-67). He enforced racial integration of public schools, including the University of Georgia

  • Tuttle, William (American makeup artist)

    William Julian Tuttle, American makeup artist (born April 13, 1912, Jacksonville, Fla.—died July 27, 2007 , Pacific Palisades, Calif.), transformed the appearances of actors performing for MGM studios with his masterful application of cosmetics. His work for the film 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)—in

  • TuttoDante (one-man show by Benigni)

    Roberto Benigni: In 2006 Benigni premiered TuttoDante (“All About Dante”), a one-man show about Dante’s The Divine Comedy in which he ebulliently interpreted and recited excerpts from the poem. After the show proved vastly popular in Italy, he performed it internationally. Benigni returned to movie screens in Woody Allen’s ensemble comedy…

  • Tuttukkudi (India)

    Tuticorin, city, southern Tamil Nadu state, southern India. The city lies on the Gulf of Mannar of the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles (40 km) east of Tirunelveli, to which it is connected by road and rail. It developed from a small fishing village into a flourishing Portuguese colony in the 16th

  • tutu (skirt)

    Tutu, standard skirt worn by female ballet dancers, consisting of four or five layers of silk or nylon frills; the skirt is attached to a sleek-fitting bodice. (Originally tutu designated a short, trouserlike petticoat worn under a dancer’s costume.) The prototype of the Romantic tutu, extending

  • Tutu, Desmond (South African archbishop)

    Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican cleric who in 1984 received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid in South Africa. Tutu was born of Xhosa and Tswana parents and was educated in South African mission schools at which his father taught. Though he wanted a medical

  • Tutu, Osei (king of Asante empire)

    Osei Tutu, founder and first ruler of the Asante (Ashanti) empire (in present-day Ghana) who as chief of the small state of Kumasi came to realize (c. 1680–90) that a fusion of the small separate Asante kingdoms was necessary to withstand their powerful Denkyera neighbours to the south. Osei Tutu

  • Tutub (ancient city, Iraq)

    Tutub, modern Khafājī, ancient Sumerian city-state located in the Diyālā Valley east of Baghdad, Iraq. Tutub was of greatest significance during the Early Dynastic Period (c. 2900–2334 bc), and important remains have been found dating to that period—particularly the temple oval. Tutub was

  • Tutuila Island (island, American Samoa)

    Tutuila Island, largest island in American Samoa, in the south-central Pacific Ocean, about 1,600 miles (2,600 km) northeast of New Zealand. Some 18 miles (30 km) long and 6 miles (10 km) across at its widest point, the island has a densely wooded, broken, mountainous backbone culminating at a

  • Tutul Xiu (Mayan ruling family)

    Uxmal: …Cocom of Mayapán, was the Tutul Xiu.

  • Tutuola, Amos (Nigerian author)

    Amos Tutuola, Nigerian author of richly inventive fantasies. He is best known for the novel The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads’ Town (1952), which was the first Nigerian book to achieve international fame. Tutuola had only six years of formal schooling and wrote

  • Tutwiler, Julia Strudwick (American educator and reformer)

    Julia Strudwick Tutwiler, American educator and reformer who was responsible for making higher education in Alabama more readily available to women through her association with several colleges and universities. She was also active in the state’s prison reform. Tutwiler attended a school operated

  • Tuuk, H. N. van der (Dutch-Indonesian linguist)

    Austronesian languages: Early classification work: …attributed to the Dutch-Indonesian scholar H.N. van der Tuuk, whose comparisons during the 1860s and ’70s showed that various languages in the Philippines and Indonesia could be related to a common ancestor through recurrent similarities in the forms of words. Van der Tuuk’s central achievement in comparative linguistics was the…

  • Tuul River (river, Mongolia)

    Ulaanbaatar: It is situated on the Tuul River on a windswept plateau at an elevation of 4,430 feet (1,350 m). The city originated as a seasonal migratory abode of the Mongolian princes and in 1639 finally attained permanence on the present site with the construction of Da Khure Monastery. This building…

  • Tuuli?in? (poetry by Haavikko)

    Paavo Haavikko: In his next collection, Tuuli?in? (1953; “In Windy Nights”), he used the wind as the central metaphor for contemporary anxiety and alienation, and in Synnyinmaa (1955; “Fatherland”) and Lehdet lehti? (1958; “Leaves Are Leaves”) he explores the creative process and finds it is the task of the poet to…

  • Tuva (republic, Russia)

    Tyva, republic in south-central Siberia, Russia. Tyva borders northwestern Mongolia and occupies the basin of the upper Yenisey River. Its relief consists of two broad basins, the Tyva and Todzha, drained by two main tributaries of the Yenisey River. High mountain ranges, including the Eastern

  • Tuva (river, Russia)

    Yenisey River: Physiography: …from the left and the Tuba River from the right. Fed chiefly by rainwater and melting snow, they begin their spring high water in late April and are swollen by summer rain floods. The Angara, on the other hand, is highly regulated by its source—the huge Lake Baikal—and rarely experiences…

  • Tuva (people)

    Tyvan, any member of an ethnolinguistic group inhabiting the autonomous republic of Tyva (Tuva) in south-central Russia; the group also constitutes a small minority in the northwestern part of Mongolia. The Tyvans are a Turkic-speaking people with Mongol influences. They live among the headwaters

  • Tuvaella (brachiopod)

    Silurian Period: Reef mounds and coral biostromes: …is represented by the low-diversity Tuvaella (brachiopod) fauna mostly restricted to Mongolia and adjacent parts of Siberia. The Tuvaella fauna also has been discovered in northwestern China, which apparently represents a more southern extension, since it straddled the paleoequator during the Silurian Period.

  • Tuvalu

    Tuvalu, country in the west-central Pacific Ocean. It is composed of nine small coral islands scattered in a chain lying approximately northwest to southeast over a distance of some 420 miles (676 km). The de facto capital is the village of Vaiaku, where most government offices are located. It is

  • Tuvalu, flag of

    national flag consisting of a light blue field (background) with nine yellow stars in the fly half and, in the canton, the Union Jack. The width-to-length ratio of the flag is 1 to 2.The British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands was divided in 1975 because the Melanesians dominating the

  • Tuvaluan language

    Tuvalu: People: … are Polynesian, and their language, Tuvaluan, is closely related to Samoan. Nui, however, was heavily settled in prehistoric times by Micronesians from the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati). English is taught in the schools and widely used. The vast majority of the population belongs to the Church of Tuvalu (the former…

  • Tuvan (people)

    Tyvan, any member of an ethnolinguistic group inhabiting the autonomous republic of Tyva (Tuva) in south-central Russia; the group also constitutes a small minority in the northwestern part of Mongolia. The Tyvans are a Turkic-speaking people with Mongol influences. They live among the headwaters

  • Tuve, Merle Antony (American geophysicist)

    Merle Antony Tuve, American research physicist and geophysicist who developed the radio-wave exploration method for the ionosphere. The observations he made provided the theoretical foundation for the development of radar. With the American physicist Gregory Breit, Tuve in 1925 succeeded in

  • Tuvim, Judith (American actress)

    Judy Holliday, American actress noted for her distinctive voice and her warm, intelligent portrayal of funny and endearing “dumb blondes” onstage and in film. Holliday’s father was a respected New York civic leader; her mother was a music teacher; and her uncle, Joseph Gollomb, was a writer. She

  • Tuvinian (people)

    Tyvan, any member of an ethnolinguistic group inhabiting the autonomous republic of Tyva (Tuva) in south-central Russia; the group also constitutes a small minority in the northwestern part of Mongolia. The Tyvans are a Turkic-speaking people with Mongol influences. They live among the headwaters

  • Tuvinian A. S. S. R. (republic, Russia)

    Tyva, republic in south-central Siberia, Russia. Tyva borders northwestern Mongolia and occupies the basin of the upper Yenisey River. Its relief consists of two broad basins, the Tyva and Todzha, drained by two main tributaries of the Yenisey River. High mountain ranges, including the Eastern

  • Tuvinskaya Republic (republic, Russia)

    Tyva, republic in south-central Siberia, Russia. Tyva borders northwestern Mongolia and occupies the basin of the upper Yenisey River. Its relief consists of two broad basins, the Tyva and Todzha, drained by two main tributaries of the Yenisey River. High mountain ranges, including the Eastern

  • Tuwanuwa (ancient city, Anatolia)

    Anatolia: The Old Hittite Kingdom: …Edict of Telipinus are known: Tuwanuwa (classical Tyana, near modern Bor); Hupisna (classical Heraclea Cybistra; modern Ere?li); Parsuhanda (Purushkhanda; probably modern Acemh?yük); and Lusna (classical Lystra). With the exception of Landa (probably to the north), the sites are all located in the territory to the south of the K?z?l River…

  • Tuwata (ancient religion)

    Anatolian religion: The pantheon: …the texts by the logogram KAL, to be read Kurunda or Tuwata, later Ruwata, Runda. The war god also appears, though his Hittite name is concealed behind the logogram ZABABA, the name of the Mesopotamian war god. His Hattian name was Wurunkatti, his Hurrian counterpart Hesui. His Hattian name meant…

  • Tuwatis (king of Tabal)

    Anatolia: The neo-Hittite states from c. 1180 to 700 bce: At that time Tuwatis, the king of Tabal (roughly coinciding with the Hittite Lower Land of the empire period, including Lycaonia and Cappadocia to the south of the K?z?l), ruled over at least 20 vassal kings. Apparently, however, Assyria’s great military efforts in that period overtaxed its strength.…

  • ?uwayq Mountains (mountains, Saudi Arabia)

    Riyadh: City site: …and highest of these, the ?uwayq Mountains. With a length of some 800 miles (1,300 km), the ?uwayq Mountains constitute the backbone of the most densely settled part of Najd, of which Riyadh is a part; the topography of Riyadh itself, however, is relatively flat. Soils in and around the…

  • ?uways (Islamic singer)

    Islamic arts: The beginning of Islam and the first four caliphs: …and dignitaries; the male musician ?uways, who, attracted by the melodies sung by Persian slaves, imitated their style; and ?ā?ib Khāthir, the son of a Persian slave. Songs were generally accompanied by the lute (?ūd), the frame drum (duff), or the percussion stick (qa?īb).

  • Tuwhare, Hone (New Zealand author)

    Hone Tuwhare, Maori poet (born Oct. 21, 1922 , Kaikohe, Northland, N.Z.—died Jan. 16, 2008, Dunedin, N.Z.), made an international impression and became the first widely celebrated Maori poet with his initial collection, No Ordinary Sun (1964). Tuwhare’s poetry, written in English, has a

  • Tuwim, Julian (Polish poet)

    Julian Tuwim, lyric poet who was one of the leaders of the 20th-century group of Polish poets called Skamander. Closely associated with and cofounder of Skamander, Tuwim began his career in 1915 with the publication of a flamboyant Futurist manifesto that created a scandal. His poetry was marked by

  • tuxedo (clothing)

    dress: The early 20th century: In America, the tuxedo, or dinner, jacket was beginning to provide a more comfortable alternative; the term derives from the fact that the style was introduced in the millionaire district of Tuxedo Park in the state of New York for wear at small dinner parties. Three-piece lounge suits…

  • Tuxpan (Veracruz, Mexico)

    Tuxpan, city, northern Veracruz estado (state), east-central Mexico. It lies along the Tuxpan River, 7.5 miles (12 km) from the river’s mouth on the Gulf of Mexico. Despite its hot, humid climate, Tuxpan is a commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. The principal source of income is

Your preference has been recorded
Get a Premium membership for 30% off!
Save 30% with our Memorial Day Sale!
港台一级毛片免费观看