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  • tank destroyer

    Tank destroyer, a highly mobile lightly armoured tank-type vehicle that was used to fight tanks in World War II. Tank destroyers tended to have relatively thin side and rear armour, and the gun was mounted in an open turret or in a casemate that had only a limited traverse. This made tank

  • Tank Drive (ballet)

    Twyla Tharp: …publicly performed piece of choreography, Tank Dive, was presented in 1965 at Hunter College. Over the next several years she choreographed numerous pieces, many of which employed street clothes, a bare stage, and no music. With her offbeat, technically precise explorations of various kinds and combinations of movements, she built…

  • tank farming (horticulture)

    Hydroponics, the cultivation of plants in nutrient-enriched water, with or without the mechanical support of an inert medium such as sand or gravel. Plants have long been grown with their roots immersed in solutions of water and fertilizer for scientific studies of their nutrition. Early commercial

  • tank fermentation

    wine: Tank fermentation: Additional differences between tank- and bottle-fermented wines may develop after secondary fermentation. Upon completion of fermentation, tank-fermented wines are filtered to remove the yeast deposit and then bottled. The filtration operation can introduce air, sometimes leading to oxidative changes affecting colour and taste.…

  • tank landing ship (naval ship)

    Landing ship, tank (LST), naval ship specially designed to transport and deploy troops, vehicles, and supplies onto foreign shores for the conduct of offensive military operations. LSTs were designed during World War II to disembark military forces without the use of dock facilities or the various

  • tank reactor (fission reactor)

    nuclear reactor: Water-cooled, plate-fuel reactors: …more convenient to employ a tank-type reactor, because it is simpler to control the flow path of pumped water in such a system. Low-power educational reactors also are available in the tank form. The core and reflector arrangement and the position of these components within the tank are similar in…

  • tank refining

    fat and oil processing: Alkali refining: In batch refining, the aqueous emulsion of soaps formed from free fatty acids, along with other impurities (soapstock), settles to the bottom and is drawn off. In the continuous system the emulsion is separated with centrifuges. After the fat has been refined, it is usually washed…

  • tank respirator (medicine)

    polio: Treatment and vaccination: …have largely replaced the “iron lungs” that gave polio such a dreadful image during the 20th century. Formally known as tank respirators, iron lungs were large steel cylinders that enclosed the abdomen or the entire body (except for the head) of a patient lying immobilized on a bed. Through…

  • tank retting (fibre-separation process)

    retting: Tank retting, an increasingly important method, allows greater control and produces more uniform quality. The process, usually employing concrete vats, requires about four to six days and is feasible in any season. In the first six to eight hours, called the leaching period, much of…

  • Tank, Kurt (German aircraft designer and test pilot)

    Kurt Tank, leading aircraft designer and test pilot of the mid-20th century. After service in World War I, Tank studied electrical engineering at the Berlin Institute of Technology. In 1924, after earning his pilot’s license, he began work at the Rohrbach aircraft factory. There he established the

  • Tank, Maksim (Belarusian poet)

    Belarus: Literature: …note emerged from that area: Maksim Tank, author of the long poems Narach (1937) and Kalinowski (1938), and Natalla Arseneva, whose greatest poems are to be found in the collections Beneath the Blue Sky (1927), Golden Autumn (1937), and Today (1944).

  • tank-type reactor (fission reactor)

    nuclear reactor: Water-cooled, plate-fuel reactors: …more convenient to employ a tank-type reactor, because it is simpler to control the flow path of pumped water in such a system. Low-power educational reactors also are available in the tank form. The core and reflector arrangement and the position of these components within the tank are similar in…

  • tanka (Japanese poetry)

    Tanka, in literature, a five-line, 31-syllable poem that has historically been the basic form of Japanese poetry. The term tanka is synonymous with the term waka (q.v.), which more broadly denotes all traditional Japanese poetry in classical

  • Tanka (people)

    Fujian: Population composition: The “boat people” (Tanka or Danjia), who live on boats in the streams and estuaries, are not recognized as a separate group.

  • tanka (Buddhist art)

    Thang-ka, (Tibetan: “something rolled up”), Tibetan religious painting or drawing on woven material, usually cotton; it has a bamboo-cane rod pasted on the bottom edge by which it can be rolled up. Thang-kas are essentially aids for meditation, though they may be hung in temples or at family

  • Tankarbyggarorden (Swedish literary society)

    Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht: …elected to a literary society, Tankarbyggarorden (“Order of the Thought Builders”), along with Finnish-born Gustav Philip Creutz and Gustaf Fredrik Gyllenborg. The society published the three-volume anthology that resulted from their literary collaboration, V?ra f?rs?k (1753, 1754, 1756; “Our Attempts”). They themselves published a thoroughly revised two-volume edition of V?ra

  • tankard (drinking vessel)

    Tankard, drinking vessel for ale or beer, widely used in northern Europe (especially Scandinavia, Germany, and the British Isles) and in colonial America from the second half of the 16th century until the end of the 18th century. The body is usually cylindrical, and it has a hinged lid (with or

  • tanker (ship)

    Tanker, ship designed to carry liquid cargo in bulk within its cargo spaces, without the use of barrels or other containers. Most tankers carry either crude oil from oil fields to refineries or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, or petrochemical feedstock from refineries to

  • tankette (tank)

    tank: Interwar developments: …of 1,500 were small, machine-gun-armed tankettes. The United States had only about 300 machine-gun-armed light tanks. Most of the 2,000 tanks produced in Japan were equally lightly armed. By comparison, France had a more powerful tank force—2,677 modern tanks, of which, however, only 172 were the Char B, armed with…

  • T?nn Falls (waterfall, Sweden)

    T?nn Falls, waterfall in the l?n (county) of J?mtland, northwestern Sweden, on upper Indals River, between T?nn and ?stra Norn lakes and near Mount ?reskutan (4,659 feet [1,420 m]). One of Sweden’s most impressive falls, it is split into two parallel cataracts, each about 81 feet (25 m) high. A

  • T?nn Waterfall (waterfall, Sweden)

    T?nn Falls, waterfall in the l?n (county) of J?mtland, northwestern Sweden, on upper Indals River, between T?nn and ?stra Norn lakes and near Mount ?reskutan (4,659 feet [1,420 m]). One of Sweden’s most impressive falls, it is split into two parallel cataracts, each about 81 feet (25 m) high. A

  • Tanna (island, Vanuatu)

    Tanna, island, southern Vanuatu, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is volcanic in origin. It is 25 miles (40 km) long and 12 miles (19 km) wide and occupies an area of 212 square miles (549 square km). It rises to 3,556 feet (1,084 metres) at Mount Tukuwasmera. Well-watered, wooded, and with a

  • tanna (Judaic scholar)

    Tanna, any of several hundred Jewish scholars who, over a period of some 200 years, compiled oral traditions related to religious law. Most tannaim lived and worked in Palestine. Their work was given final form early in the 3rd century ad by Judah ha-Nasi, whose codification of oral laws became

  • Tanna Tunnel (tunnel, Japan)

    tunnels and underground excavations: Canal and railroad tunnels: …notorious was the first Japanese Tanna Tunnel, driven through the Takiji Peak in the 1920s. The engineers and crews had to cope with a long succession of extremely large inflows, the first of which killed 16 men and buried 17 others, who were rescued after seven days of tunneling through…

  • tannage (leather manufacturing)

    Tanning, chemical treatment of raw animal hide or skin to convert it into leather. A tanning agent displaces water from the interstices between the protein fibres and cements these fibres together. The three most widely used tanning agents are vegetable tannin, mineral salts such as chromium

  • tannaim (Judaic scholar)

    Tanna, any of several hundred Jewish scholars who, over a period of some 200 years, compiled oral traditions related to religious law. Most tannaim lived and worked in Palestine. Their work was given final form early in the 3rd century ad by Judah ha-Nasi, whose codification of oral laws became

  • Tannenbaum, Max Gérard (French actor and filmmaker)

    Gérard Oury, (Max Gérard Tannenbaum), French actor and filmmaker (born April 29, 1919, Paris, France—died July 20, 2006, St. Tropez, France), directed a series of phenomenally successful comic films. Oury studied acting and played primarily supporting roles in more than 30 French- and E

  • Tannenberg (Poland)

    Battle of Tannenberg: …War I battle fought at Tannenberg, East Prussia (now St?bark, Poland), that ended in a German victory over the Russians. The crushing defeat occurred barely a month into the conflict, but it became emblematic of the Russian Empire’s experience in World War I.

  • Tannenberg, Battle of (World War I [1914])

    Battle of Tannenberg, (August 26–30, 1914), World War I battle fought at Tannenberg, East Prussia (now St?bark, Poland), that ended in a German victory over the Russians. The crushing defeat occurred barely a month into the conflict, but it became emblematic of the Russian Empire’s experience in

  • Tannenberg, Battle of (Europe [1410])

    Battle of Grunwald, (First Tannenberg), (July 15, 1410), battle fought at Tannenberg (Polish: St?bark) in northeastern Poland (formerly East Prussia) that was a major Polish-Lithuanian victory over the Knights of the Teutonic Order. The battle marked the end of the order’s expansion along the

  • Tannenberg, David (American organ maker)

    David Tannenberg, German-born American organ builder. Tannenberg came to the United States in 1740 with a group of colonists from the Moravian Church. He settled in Bethlehem, Pa., and worked there and in nearby Nazareth as a joiner. Soon after Johann Gottlob Klemm, an organ builder, joined the

  • Tannenberger, David (American organ maker)

    David Tannenberg, German-born American organ builder. Tannenberg came to the United States in 1740 with a group of colonists from the Moravian Church. He settled in Bethlehem, Pa., and worked there and in nearby Nazareth as a joiner. Soon after Johann Gottlob Klemm, an organ builder, joined the

  • Tanner ’88 (American television miniseries)

    Robert Altman: 1980s and ’90s: …the groundbreaking HBO political satire Tanner ’88 (1988), a collaboration with cartoonist Garry Trudeau that revolved around the campaign of a presidential candidate played by Murphy and that included interactions with real-life politicians; and Vincent & Theo (1990), which originated as a miniseries for European television.

  • tanner’s senna (plant)

    senna: Tanner’s senna (C. auriculata), a tall shrub, is a principal native tanbark in southern India.

  • Tanner, Beatrice Stella (British actress)

    Mrs. Patrick Campbell, English actress known for her portrayals of passionate and intelligent characters. She debuted on the stage in 1888 (four years after she married Patrick Campbell), and her first notable role was as Paula Tanqueray in Sir Arthur Wing Pinero’s play The Second Mrs. Tanqueray in

  • Tanner, Henry Ossawa (American painter)

    Henry Ossawa Tanner, American painter who gained international acclaim for his depiction of landscapes and biblical themes. After a childhood spent largely in Philadelphia, Tanner began an art career in earnest in 1876, painting harbour scenes, landscapes, and animals from the Philadelphia Zoo. In

  • Tanner, V?in? (prime minister of Finland)

    V?in? Tanner, moderate political leader, statesman, and prime minister who was instrumental in rebuilding the Finnish Social Democratic Party after his country’s civil war of 1918. Thereafter he consistently opposed Soviet demands for concessions and inroads on his country’s independence. Tanner

  • Tanner, V?in? Alfred (prime minister of Finland)

    V?in? Tanner, moderate political leader, statesman, and prime minister who was instrumental in rebuilding the Finnish Social Democratic Party after his country’s civil war of 1918. Thereafter he consistently opposed Soviet demands for concessions and inroads on his country’s independence. Tanner

  • T?nnforsen (waterfall, Sweden)

    T?nn Falls, waterfall in the l?n (county) of J?mtland, northwestern Sweden, on upper Indals River, between T?nn and ?stra Norn lakes and near Mount ?reskutan (4,659 feet [1,420 m]). One of Sweden’s most impressive falls, it is split into two parallel cataracts, each about 81 feet (25 m) high. A

  • Tannh?user (German poet)

    Tannh?user, German lyric poet who became the hero of a popular legend. As a professional minnesinger, he served a number of noble patrons, and from his references to them it can be concluded that his career spanned the period c. 1230–c. 1270. Not much is known of his life, except that he traveled

  • Tannh?user (opera by Wagner)

    Lucile Grahn: …several of his operas, including Tannh?user (1873), for which she arranged the bacchanal. She died in Munich in 1907, leaving a very substantial legacy to the city, which honoured her memory by naming a street after her.

  • tannic acid (biochemistry)

    Tannin, any of a group of pale-yellow to light-brown amorphous substances in the form of powder, flakes, or a spongy mass, widely distributed in plants and used chiefly in tanning leather, dyeing fabric, making ink, and in various medical applications. Tannin solutions are acid and have an

  • tannin (biochemistry)

    Tannin, any of a group of pale-yellow to light-brown amorphous substances in the form of powder, flakes, or a spongy mass, widely distributed in plants and used chiefly in tanning leather, dyeing fabric, making ink, and in various medical applications. Tannin solutions are acid and have an

  • tanning (leather manufacturing)

    Tanning, chemical treatment of raw animal hide or skin to convert it into leather. A tanning agent displaces water from the interstices between the protein fibres and cements these fibres together. The three most widely used tanning agents are vegetable tannin, mineral salts such as chromium

  • tanning (physiology)

    melanocyte-stimulating hormone: …process manifests most noticeably as skin darkening, with exposure to sunlight serving as the stimulus for MSH production and secretion. Similar effects are seen in amphibians, in some fishes, and in reptiles, in which MSH regulates melanin synthesis in cells known as melanophores (a type of chromatophore) and enables the…

  • Tanning Prize (poetry award)

    W.S. Merwin: …was awarded the first annual Tanning Prize from the Academy of American Poets for his “outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.” From 1999 to 2000 Merwin served—with Rita Dove and Louise Glück—as special poetry consultant to the Library of Congress, which was celebrating its bicentennial. He served…

  • Tanning, Dorothea (American painter and writer)

    Dorothea Margaret Tanning , American painter and writer (born Aug. 25, 1910, Galesburg, Ill.—died Jan. 31, 2012, New York, N.Y.), was a prominent Surrealist, but her artistic career was overshadowed by that of her famous husband, German painter and sculptor Max Ernst, to whom she was married for 30

  • Tanning, Dorothea Margaret (American painter and writer)

    Dorothea Margaret Tanning , American painter and writer (born Aug. 25, 1910, Galesburg, Ill.—died Jan. 31, 2012, New York, N.Y.), was a prominent Surrealist, but her artistic career was overshadowed by that of her famous husband, German painter and sculptor Max Ernst, to whom she was married for 30

  • Tanninim River (river, Israel)

    Plain of Sharon: …as far north as the Tanninim River. This streamlet enters the Mediterranean about 18 miles (29 km) south of the Carmel promontory. These authorities sometimes call the narrow northern extension of the plain, between the Tanninim River and Mount Carmel, the Plain of ?Atlit, or the Plain of Dor.

  • Tannu Tuva (region, Asia)

    Tyva: Tannu Tuva was part of the Chinese empire from 1757 until 1911, when tsarist Russia fomented a separatist movement and in 1914 took the country under its protection. In 1921 independence was proclaimed for the Tannu Tuva People’s Republic, but in 1944 it was annexed…

  • Tannu-Ola (mountains, Russia)

    Tannu-Ola, mountain range of southern Tyva (Tuva), extending eastward about 350 miles (560 km) from the Altai Mountains in Russia. The average elevation of its summits is 8,200–8,850 feet (2,500–2,700 metres) above sea level, with a maximum elevation of 10,043 feet (3,061 metres) at Sagly in the

  • Tannu-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

  • Tannu-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

  • tannur (Islam)

    religious dress: Islam: …very wide, pleated frock (tannūr), over which fits a short jacket (destegül). On arising to participate in the ritual dance, the dervish casts off the blackness of the grave and appears radiant in the white shroud of resurrection. The head of the order wears a green scarf of office…

  • Tanny, Vic (American athlete and entrepreneur)

    physical culture: Bodybuilding: …postwar chain was started by Vic Tanny in Santa Monica, California. Eventually there were 84 Tanny gyms nationwide, complemented by sufficient carpet, chrome, and leather to attract a higher-class clientele. Though grossing $15 million a year, the organization was overextended and had to close by the late 1960s.

  • Tano (Korean holiday)

    Tano, Korean holiday celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month to commemorate the start of summer and to honour spirits and ancestors. One of Korea’s oldest holidays, it was originally a day of games and festivities, marked by ssirum (Korean wrestling), swing competitions for women, mask

  • tano lutz (ice skating jump)

    Brian Boitano: …of the jump called the tano lutz.

  • Tano River (river, Africa)

    Tano River, river, western Ghana, West Africa. It rises near Techiman and flows southward for 250 miles (400 km) to enter the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean), at Aby Lagoon, C?te d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Its lower course forms the Ghana–C?te d’Ivoire boundary. It is navigable from its mouth for

  • tanoak (plant)

    Tanbark oak, (Lithocarpus densiflorus), oaklike ornamental evergreen tree with tannin-rich bark. It is a member of the beech family (Fagaceae) and is native to coastal areas of southern Oregon and northern California. The tanbark oak is usually about 20 metres (65 feet) tall but occasionally

  • Tanoé River (river, Africa)

    Tano River, river, western Ghana, West Africa. It rises near Techiman and flows southward for 250 miles (400 km) to enter the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean), at Aby Lagoon, C?te d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Its lower course forms the Ghana–C?te d’Ivoire boundary. It is navigable from its mouth for

  • Tanomura Chikuden (Japanese painter)

    Tanomura Chikuden, Japanese painter noted for gentle, melancholic renderings of nature. Early in life Tanomura planned to become a Confucian scholar, but he was also interested in painting, which he first studied under a local artist. Later he went to Edo (now Tokyo), where he became a pupil of t

  • Tanomura Kōken (Japanese painter)

    Tanomura Chikuden, Japanese painter noted for gentle, melancholic renderings of nature. Early in life Tanomura planned to become a Confucian scholar, but he was also interested in painting, which he first studied under a local artist. Later he went to Edo (now Tokyo), where he became a pupil of t

  • Tanon Strait (strait, Philippines)

    Ta?on Strait, strait separating the islands of Cebu (east) and Negros (west) in the Philippines. The strait, which is about 100 miles (160 km) long, extends from the Visayan Sea on the north to the Bohol Sea on the south. Its width varies from 3 to 17 miles (5 to 27 km), with the narrowest point in

  • Tanovic, Danis (Bosnian director, writer, and composer)
  • Tanp?nar, Ahmed Hamdi (Turkish writer)

    Turkish literature: Modern Turkish literature: …of 20th-century Turkish literature is Ahmed Hamdi Tanp?nar. A scholar of modern Turkish literature, he taught at Istanbul University for most of his life and published much literary criticism, including a major critical work on the poetry of Beyatl?, under whom he had studied. But Tanp?nar’s scholarship was overshadowed by…

  • tanrec (mammal family)

    Tenrec, (family Tenrecidae), any of 29 species of shrewlike and hedgehoglike mammals. Most are endemic to Madagascar and nearby islands, but the otter shrews (subfamily Potamogalinae) are native to the African mainland. The shrewlike tenrecs, such as the long-eared tenrec (Geogale aurita), have

  • Tansar (Zoroastrian priest)

    Ardashīr I: …and he and his priest Tosar are credited with collecting the holy texts and establishing a unified doctrine. Two treatises, The Testament of Ardashīr and The Letter of Tosar, are attributed to them. As patron of the church, Ardashīr appears in Zoroastrian tradition as a sage. As founder of the…

  • Tansen (Indian musician and poet)

    Tansen, Indian musician and poet who was an important figure in the North Indian tradition of Hindustani classical music. He was greatly esteemed for his dhrupad and raga compositions and for his vocal performances. His renditions of ragas, a musical form intended to invoke emotion or nature, were

  • Tansi, Marcel Sony Labou (Congolese [Brazzaville] writer)

    Sony Labou Tansi, Congolese writer (born June 5, 1947, Kimwanza, Moyen-Congo, French Equatorial Africa—died June 14, 1995, Brazzaville, Congo), explored issues of past colonial exploitation and contemporary political corruption through complex fables that showed elements of satire, dark humour, a

  • Tansill, Charles C. (American author)

    Pearl Harbor and the “Back Door to War” Theory: The revisionist case: From neutrality to war: …the War, 1941 (1948), and Charles C. Tansill, author of Back Door to War: The Roosevelt Foreign Policy, 1933–1941 (1952). Half a century later, journalist and presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan gave continuing life to the theory by insisting in his book A Republic, Not an Empire (1999) that, contrary…

  • tansy (plant)

    Tansy, (genus Tanacetum), genus of about 150 species of strong-smelling herbs of the aster family (Asteraceae), native to the north temperate zone. Tansies, especially feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) and costmary (T. balsamita), are sometimes cultivated in herb gardens and are used in traditional

  • tansy mustard (plant)
  • tansy ragwort (plant)

    groundsel: Ragwort, or tansy ragwort (S. jacobaea); cineraria, or dusty miller (S. cineraria); and golden ragwort (S. aureus) are cultivated as border plants. German ivy (S. mikanoides) and florist’s cineraria (S. cruentus) are popular houseplants. Some botanists now prefer to divide this large and diverse

  • ?an?ā (Egypt)

    ?an?ā, city and capital of Al-Gharbiyyah mu?āfa?ah (governorate), Lower Egypt, in the Nile River delta. It lies on an irrigation canal almost midway between the Rosetta (west) and Damietta (east) branches of the Nile on the Cairo-Alexandria superhighway. It is also a junction for railways leading

  • tantalite (mineral)

    Tantalite, tantalum-rich variety of the mineral columbite (q.v.) with the chemical formula (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6. Tantalite is the principal ore of the metal

  • Tantalos (Greek mythology)

    Tantalus, in Greek legend, son of Zeus or Tmolus (a ruler of Lydia) and the nymph or Titaness Pluto (Plouto) and the father of Niobe and Pelops. He was the king of Sipylus in Lydia (or of Phrygia) and was the intimate friend of the gods, to whose table he was admitted. The punishment of Tantalus in

  • tantalum (chemical element)

    Tantalum (Ta), chemical element, bright, very hard, silver-gray metal of Group 5 (Vb) of the periodic table, characterized by its high density, extremely high melting point, and excellent resistance to all acids except hydrofluoric at ordinary temperatures. Closely associated with niobium in ores

  • tantalum-180 (isotope)
  • tantalum-181 (isotope)
  • Tantalus (Greek mythology)

    Tantalus, in Greek legend, son of Zeus or Tmolus (a ruler of Lydia) and the nymph or Titaness Pluto (Plouto) and the father of Niobe and Pelops. He was the king of Sipylus in Lydia (or of Phrygia) and was the intimate friend of the gods, to whose table he was admitted. The punishment of Tantalus in

  • tantalus monkey (primate)

    vervet: …of West Africa, and the tantalus monkey (C. tantalus) of central Africa. Vervet monkeys are closely related to guenons and were formerly classified with them in genus Cercopithecus. The green monkey has been established on several islands in the Caribbean Sea, having been introduced there in the late 17th century.…

  • Tantawi, Muhammad Sayyed (Egyptian cleric)

    Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, Egyptian Muslim cleric (born Oct. 28, 1928, Salim al-Sharqiyyah, Sawhaj governorate, Egypt—died March 10, 2010, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), was a moderate Sunni scholar who served as grand mufti of Egypt (1986–96) and as grand imam of al-Azhar mosque and grand sheikh of

  • Tante Bella (book by Owono)

    African literature: French: …the subject of Joseph Owono’s Tante Bella (1959; “Aunt Bella”), the first novel to be published in Cameroon. Paul Lomami-Tshibamba of Congo (Brazzaville) wrote Ngando le crocodile (1948; “Ngando the Crocodile”; Eng. trans. Ngando), a story rooted in African tradition. Faralako: roman d’un petit village africaine (1958; “Faralako: Novel of…

  • Tante Ulrikke (play by Heiberg)

    Gunnar Heiberg: In Norway, Heiberg’s first play, Tante Ulrikke (1884; “Aunt Ulrikke”), has remained the most frequently performed of his works. Aunt Ulrikke is a lonely fighter for the rights of the underdog in a world ruled by an incompetent and self-serving minority.

  • Tantia Tope (Indian rebel leader)

    Tantia Tope, a leader of the Indian Mutiny of 1857–58. Although he had no formal military training, he was probably the best and most effective of the rebels’ generals. Tantia Tope was a Maratha Brahman in the service of the former peshwa (ruler) of the Maratha confederacy, Baji Rao, and of his

  • Tantia Topi (Indian rebel leader)

    Tantia Tope, a leader of the Indian Mutiny of 1857–58. Although he had no formal military training, he was probably the best and most effective of the rebels’ generals. Tantia Tope was a Maratha Brahman in the service of the former peshwa (ruler) of the Maratha confederacy, Baji Rao, and of his

  • Tantra (religious texts)

    Tantra, (Sanskrit: “Loom”) any of numerous texts dealing with the esoteric practices of some Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain sects. In the orthodox classification of Hindu religious literature, Tantra refers to a class of post-Vedic Sanskrit treatises similar to the Puranas (medieval encyclopaedic

  • Tantric Buddhism (Buddhism)

    Vajrayana, (Sanskrit: “Thunderbolt Vehicle” or “Diamond Vehicle”) form of Tantric Buddhism that developed in India and neighbouring countries, notably Tibet. Vajrayana, in the history of Buddhism, marks the transition from Mahayana speculative thought to the enactment of Buddhist ideas in

  • Tantric Hinduism

    Kamarupa: …seat of evolution for the Tantric form of Hinduism, including at the Kamakhya temple complex in Guwahati.

  • Tantrism (Buddhism)

    Vajrayana, (Sanskrit: “Thunderbolt Vehicle” or “Diamond Vehicle”) form of Tantric Buddhism that developed in India and neighbouring countries, notably Tibet. Vajrayana, in the history of Buddhism, marks the transition from Mahayana speculative thought to the enactment of Buddhist ideas in

  • Tantulocardia (crustacean)

    crustacean: Annotated classification: Subclass Tantulocarida Holocene; eggs give rise to a tantulus larva with head shield and 6 pairs of thoracic limbs; adult females form large dorsal trunk sac between head shield and trunk, often losing the trunk; males with 6 pairs of trunk limbs; parasites on other crustaceans;…

  • TANU (Tanzanian political organization)

    flag of Tanzania: …Tanganyika was led by the Tanganyika African National Union, whose flag was a horizontal tricolour of green-black-green. Elections confirmed the overwhelming popular support for the organization, and British authorities suggested modifying the party flag for use as a national flag subsequent to independence on December 9, 1961. Yellow fimbriations were…

  • Tanucci, Bernardo, Marchese (Italian statesman)

    Bernardo, Marquess Tanucci, foremost statesman of the Kingdom of Naples-Sicily in the 18th century. Though a northerner, Tanucci came to the attention of the Spanish Bourbon prince Don Carlos, the future Charles III of Spain, who ruled Naples-Sicily in the middle decades of the century and who made

  • Tanui, Moses (Kenyan athlete)

    Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot: …Marathon winners Cosmas N’Deti and Moses Tanui.

  • Tanūkh (people)

    Tanūkh, ancient group of various southern Arabian tribes and clans that first moved into central Arabia and then, at the beginning of the 2nd or 3rd century ad, moved into the fertile region west of the lower and middle Euphrates River. Although they were originally seminomadic, they later made a

  • Tanūkhi, al- (Muslim writer)

    Arabic literature: Varieties of adab: compilations, anthologies, and manuals: Another major contributor, al-Tanūkhī, also compiled a collection that is an example of the al-faraj ba?d al-shiddah (“escape from hardship”) genre, which involves sequences of anecdotes in which people find release from difficult situations, often at the very last minute and as a result of the generosity of…

  • tanuki (canine)

    Raccoon dog, (Nyctereutes procyonoides), member of the dog family (Canidae) native to eastern Asia and introduced into Europe. Some authorities place it in the raccoon family, Procyonidae. It resembles the raccoon in having dark facial markings that contrast with its yellowish brown coat, but it

  • Tanuma Okitsugu (Japanese government minister)

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