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  • TDN (agriculture)

    feed: Determination: … (ME), net energy (NE), or total digestible nutrients (TDN). These values differ with species. The gross energy (GE) value of a feed is the amount of heat liberated when it is burned in a bomb calorimeter. The drawback of using this value is that a substance such as wood and…

  • TDP (political party, India)

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP), regional political party in Andhra Pradesh state, southeastern India. It also at times had a strong presence in national politics in New Delhi. The TDP was formed in March 1982 by Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (popularly known as NTR), a former star and director of

  • TDP43 (gene)

    amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Causes of ALS: …in genes known as FUS/TLS, TDP43, and SOD1.

  • TDR-TB (pathology)

    tuberculosis: Diagnosis and treatment: …tuberculosis (XXDR-TB), also known as totally drug-resistant tuberculosis (TDR-TB), in a small subset of Iranian patients. This form of the disease, which has also been detected in Italy (in 2003) and India (in 2011), is resistant to all first- and second-line antituberculosis drugs.

  • TDRSS (United States communications-satellite system)

    Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS), American system of ten communications satellites in geosynchronous orbit that relay signals between Earth-orbiting satellites and ground facilities located at White Sands, New Mexico; Greenbelt, Maryland; Blossom Point, Maryland; and on Guam. The

  • TDT (chronology)

    eclipse: Prediction and calculation of solar and lunar eclipses: …made some years ahead in Terrestrial Time (TT), which is defined by the orbital motion of Earth and the other planets. At the time of the eclipse, the correction is made to Universal Time (UT), which is defined by the rotation of Earth and is not rigorously uniform.

  • TDWR (radar technology)

    radar: Doppler weather radar: Terminal Doppler weather radar (TDWR) is the name of the type of system at or near airports that is specially designed to detect dangerous microbursts. It is similar in principle to Nexrad but is a shorter-range system since it has to observe dangerous weather phenomena…

  • te (Chinese philosophy)

    De, (Chinese: “virtue,” “excellence,” “moral power”) in Chinese philosophy, the inner moral power through which a person may positively influence others. Although the term is often translated in English as “virtue,” de is not simply a desirable human trait or quality, such as goodness. The term is

  • Te (chemical element)

    Tellurium (Te), semimetallic chemical element in the oxygen group (Group 16 [VIa] of the periodic table), closely allied with the element selenium in chemical and physical properties. Tellurium is a silvery white element with properties intermediate between those of metals and nonmetals; it makes

  • Te Anau, Lake (lake, New Zealand)

    Lake Te Anau, lake, the largest of the Southern Lakes, southwest South Island, New Zealand. About 38 miles (61 km) long and 6 miles (10 km) wide, the lake, with an area of 133 square miles (344 square km), has four western extensions—Worsley Arm and North, Middle, and South fjords. Fed by the

  • Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu (New Zealand Maori queen)

    Dame Te Atairangikaahu, (Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu; Dame Te Ata), New Zealand Maori queen (born July 23, 1931, Waahi Marae Huntly, N.Z.—died Aug. 15, 2006, Ngaruawahia, near Hamilton, N.Z.), was the sixth and longest-serving monarch of the Kingitanga movement and the Maori people’s first r

  • Te Aroha (New Zealand)

    Te Aroha, town, northern North Island, New Zealand, on the Waihou (Thames) River. The settlement, established in 1880 as a river port for a new gold find, was known as Aroha Gold Field Town, Morgantown, and Aroha. It derives its present name from that of a nearby extinct volcano rising 3,126 feet

  • Te Atairangikaahu, Dame (New Zealand Maori queen)

    Dame Te Atairangikaahu, (Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu; Dame Te Ata), New Zealand Maori queen (born July 23, 1931, Waahi Marae Huntly, N.Z.—died Aug. 15, 2006, Ngaruawahia, near Hamilton, N.Z.), was the sixth and longest-serving monarch of the Kingitanga movement and the Maori people’s first r

  • Te Deum (hymn)

    Te Deum laudamus, (Latin: “God, We Praise You” ) Latin hymn to God the Father and Christ the Son, traditionally sung on occasions of public rejoicing. According to legend, it was improvised antiphonally by St. Ambrose and St. Augustine at the latter’s baptism. It has more plausibly been attributed

  • Te Deum (work by P?rt)

    Arvo P?rt: …program’s particular draw was P?rt’s Te Deum, which they had recorded (1993) on the ECM label and which had topped the classical music charts.

  • Te Deum (work by Berlioz)

    wind instrument: The Romantic period: …of Berlioz’s own compositions, the Te Deum, Opus 22, calls for an expanded wind complement of four flutes, four oboes, four clarinets, four horns, four bassoons, two trumpets, two cornets, six trombones, two tubas, and an alto saxhorn

  • Te Deum and Jubilate (song by Purcell)

    Henry Purcell: Music for church: …in 1685, and the festal Te Deum and Jubilate, written for St. Cecilia’s Day in 1694. Of these the anthem is the more impressive; the Te Deum and Jubilate suffers on the whole from a forced brilliance that seems to have faded with the passage of time.

  • Te Deum laudamus (hymn)

    Te Deum laudamus, (Latin: “God, We Praise You” ) Latin hymn to God the Father and Christ the Son, traditionally sung on occasions of public rejoicing. According to legend, it was improvised antiphonally by St. Ambrose and St. Augustine at the latter’s baptism. It has more plausibly been attributed

  • Te Ika-a-Maui (island, New Zealand)

    North Island, island, the smaller of the two principal islands of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean. It is separated from South Island by Cook Strait. The island’s terrain rises to a central mountain range (a continuation of the South Island range), which parallels the east coast. The range

  • Te Kanawa, Dame Kiri (New Zealand opera singer)

    Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand lyric soprano best known for her repertoire of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Strauss. As a five-week-old infant, she was adopted by Tom and Nell Te Kanawa and given the name Kiri. Tom, like her biological father, was Maori, and his wife, like Kiri’s

  • Te Kanawa, Kiri (New Zealand opera singer)

    Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand lyric soprano best known for her repertoire of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Strauss. As a five-week-old infant, she was adopted by Tom and Nell Te Kanawa and given the name Kiri. Tom, like her biological father, was Maori, and his wife, like Kiri’s

  • Te Kooti (Maori leader)

    Te Kooti, Maori guerrilla and founder of the Ringatu religious movement in New Zealand. Imprisoned on the Chatham Islands, he studied the Old Testament and in December 1867 announced that he had been divinely commanded to found a new church. The following year he escaped and for several years led a

  • Te Kooti Rikirangi (Maori leader)

    Te Kooti, Maori guerrilla and founder of the Ringatu religious movement in New Zealand. Imprisoned on the Chatham Islands, he studied the Old Testament and in December 1867 announced that he had been divinely commanded to found a new church. The following year he escaped and for several years led a

  • Te Manga, Mount (mountain, Cook Islands)

    Rarotonga: …2,139 feet (652 metres) at Te Manga. Surrounding its mountainous core is a plain, an ancient raised fringing coral reef covered with sediment. The island itself is fringed by a coral reef.

  • Te Matatini (New Zealand cultural festival)

    Te Matatini, biennial New Zealand festival highlighting traditional Maori culture, especially the performing arts. The festival was called by a variety of names after its inception in 1972 and has been known since 2004 as Te Matatini, which in the Maori language means “The Many Faces.” It is also

  • Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival (New Zealand cultural festival)

    Te Matatini, biennial New Zealand festival highlighting traditional Maori culture, especially the performing arts. The festival was called by a variety of names after its inception in 1972 and has been known since 2004 as Te Matatini, which in the Maori language means “The Many Faces.” It is also

  • Te Rangitake (Maori chief)

    Wiremu Kingi, Maori chief whose opposition to the colonial government’s purchase of tribal lands led to the First Taranaki War (1860–61) and inspired the Maoris’ resistance throughout the 1860s to European colonization of New Zealand’s fertile North Island. After leading his Te Atiawa tribe from

  • Te riri pakeha (New Zealand history)

    Maori: Maori versus pakeha: …and to the Maori as te riri pakeha, “the white man’s anger,”—was fought from 1864 to 1872. Hostilities spread to virtually the whole of North Island. The main Maori combatants in the mid-60s were the fanatic Hauhau warriors. The British government wanted to conclude peace in 1864, but the colonial…

  • Te Ua Haumene (Maori leader)

    Hauhau: The movement was founded by Te Ua Haumene, a Maori prophet who had been captured in his youth and converted to Christianity before his release. Like most other Maori, he was opposed to the sale of Maori land, and he joined the Maori King Movement. In 1862 he had a…

  • Te Waipounamu (island, New Zealand)

    South Island, island, the larger and southernmost of the two principal islands of New Zealand, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. South Island is separated from North Island to the north by Cook Strait and from Stewart Island to the south by Foveaux Strait. Mountainous terrain occupies almost

  • Te Wherowhero (Maori king)

    Maori: The rise of the King Movement: …Te Wherowhero, who reigned as Potatau I. In addition to electing a king, they established a council of state, a judicial system, and a police organization, all of which were intended to support Maori resolve to retain their land and to stop the intertribal warfare over the issue. Not all…

  • Te, Palace of (palace, Italy)

    Palazzo del Te, summer palace and horse farm near Mantua, Italy, of Duke Federico Gonzaga II. It was designed and built (c. 1525–35) by Giulio Romano, who also executed several of the fresco murals decorating the interior. The palace and its wall paintings are traditionally considered among the

  • Te, Palazzo del (palace, Italy)

    Palazzo del Te, summer palace and horse farm near Mantua, Italy, of Duke Federico Gonzaga II. It was designed and built (c. 1525–35) by Giulio Romano, who also executed several of the fresco murals decorating the interior. The palace and its wall paintings are traditionally considered among the

  • Te-chou (China)

    Dezhou, city, northwestern Shandong sheng (province), northeast-central China. It is located on the Southern (Yongji) Canal, just east of the Wei River and the border with Hebei province. The Dezhou area was part of a county named Ge during the Qin dynasty (221–207 bce). Changhe county was then

  • Te-hua porcelain (Chinese art)

    Dehua porcelain, Chinese porcelain made at Dehua in Fujian province. Although the kiln began production some time during the Song period (960–1279), most examples of the porcelain are attributed to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). The characteristic product of Dehua was the white porcelain known to

  • Te-tsung (emperor of Tang dynasty)

    Dezong, temple name (miaohao) of the 10th emperor (reigned 779–805) of the Tang dynasty and the only emperor in the latter half of the dynasty to reign more than 20 years. In spite of his long reign, he never successfully controlled the militarists who commanded the provinces and ignored imperial

  • Te3n (film by Dasgupta [2016])

    Vidya Balan: After the disappointing thriller Te3n (2016), she had a hit with Tumhari Sulu (2017; “Your Sulu”) and earned a Filmfare Award for her performance in that dramedy. In 2019 Balan appeared in NTR: Kathanayakudu and NTR: Mahanayakudu, both of which were biopics about Indian actor, director, and politician Nandamuri…

  • tea (drug)

    Marijuana, crude drug composed of the leaves and flowers of plants in the genus Cannabis. The term marijuana is sometimes used interchangeably with cannabis; however, the latter refers specifically to the plant genus, which comprises C. sativa and, by some classifications, C. indica and C.

  • tea (beverage)

    Tea, beverage produced by steeping in freshly boiled water the young leaves and leaf buds of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Two principal varieties are used, the small-leaved China plant (C. sinensis sinensis) and the large-leaved Assam plant (C. sinensis assamica). Hybrids of these two

  • tea (plant)

    Tea production, cultivation of the tea plant, usually done in large commercial operations. The plant, a species of evergeen (Camellia sinensis), is valued for its young leaves and leaf buds, from which the tea beverage is produced. This article treats the cultivation of the tea plant. For

  • Tea Act (Great Britain [1773])

    Tea Act, (1773), in British American colonial history, legislative maneuver by the British ministry of Lord North to make English tea marketable in America. A previous crisis had been averted in 1770 when all the Townshend Acts duties had been lifted except that on tea, which had been mainly

  • tea and coffee service

    Tea and coffee service, set of vessels and implements for making and serving tea and coffee, the items often of matched design. Elaborate 18th-century examples had tea and coffee pots, a milk or cream jug, a pair of tea caddies, a sugar bowl and pair of tongs, teaspoons and a small tray for them,

  • Tea and Sympathy (film by Minnelli [1956])

    Vincente Minnelli: Films of the later 1950s: Lust for Life, Gigi, and Some Came Running: Tea and Sympathy (1956) was adapted from the play by Robert Anderson, which was heavily rewritten by Anderson to comply with Production Code standards. The final result was a bowdlerized drama about a young man (John Kerr) who is seduced by the older wife (Deborah…

  • tea blight bug (insect)

    plant bug: Helopeltis theivora is the tea blight bug of Southeast Asia. It is both common and highly destructive.

  • tea caddy (container)

    Caddy, container for tea. A corrupt form of the Malay kati, a weight of a little more than a pound (or about half a kilogram), the word was applied first to porcelain jars filled with tea and imported into England from China. Many caddies made from silver, copper, brass, pewter, and other

  • tea ceremony (Japanese tradition)

    Tea ceremony, time-honoured institution in Japan, rooted in the principles of Zen Buddhism and founded upon the reverence of the beautiful in the daily routine of life. It is an aesthetic way of welcoming guests, in which everything is done according to an established order. The ceremony takes

  • tea family (plant family)

    Theaceae, the tea family of plants in the order Theales. The Theaceae comprises about 40 genera of trees or shrubs native to temperate and tropical regions of both hemispheres, including several ornamental plants, one that is the source of tea. Members of the family have evergreen leaves and

  • Tea for Two (song by Caesar and Youmans)

    Irving Caesar: …Happy,” “Crazy Rhythm,” and “Tea for Two,” one of the most frequently recorded tunes ever written.

  • tea garden (Japanese landscape)

    garden and landscape design: Japanese: The Japanese tea garden grew out of an esoteric ritual originated in China and connected with the taking of tea. The tea cult, which flourished from the 14th to the end of the 16th century, was calculated to instill humility, restraint, sensibility, and other cognate virtues. The…

  • tea mangrove (tree)

    Tetrameristaceae: …of a single species (P. rhizophorae) of evergreen mangrove trees on the Pacific coast or, rarely, the Atlantic coast of Central America and northern South America. Known as tea mangroves, those trees have long pointed terminal buds and spirally arranged leaves with asymmetrical bases and short stalks. The large…

  • tea olive (plant)

    Tea olive, a plant of the genus Osmanthus in the family Oleaceae, often grown for its fragrant flowers and shining, evergreen foliage. There are about 15 species, native to eastern North America, Mexico, southeastern Asia, Hawaii, and New Caledonia. Sweet olive, or sweet osmanthus (Osmanthus

  • Tea Party movement (American political movement)

    Tea Party movement, conservative populist social and political movement that emerged in 2009 in the United States, generally opposing excessive taxation and government intervention in the private sector while supporting stronger immigration controls. Historically, populist movements in the United

  • Tea Party: A New Force in U.S. Politics, The

    On Nov. 2, 2010, voters in the United States headed to the polls for a midterm election that in some ways served as a referendum on the presidency of Barack Obama. (See Sidebar.) With a Democrat in the White House and Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, pundits and poll watchers

  • tea rose (plant)

    rose: Major species and hybrids: …of frequently blooming but fragile tea roses with vigorous hybrid perpetual roses. The hybrid perpetuals achieved great popularity until they were supplanted by the hybrid teas in the early 20th century. Polyantha roses are a class of very hardy roses that produce dense bunches of tiny blossoms. Floribunda roses are…

  • tea rose, hybrid (plant)

    rose: Major species and hybrids: …rose is that of the hybrid tea roses, which accounts for the majority of roses grown in greenhouses and gardens and sold in florist shops. Hybrid teas come in the complete range of rose colours and have large symmetrical blossoms. Hybrid teas resulted from the crossbreeding of frequently blooming but…

  • tea service

    Tea and coffee service, set of vessels and implements for making and serving tea and coffee, the items often of matched design. Elaborate 18th-century examples had tea and coffee pots, a milk or cream jug, a pair of tea caddies, a sugar bowl and pair of tongs, teaspoons and a small tray for them,

  • tea tree (plant, Leptospermum genus)

    Leptospermum: tea trees: the Australian tea tree (Leptospermum laevigatum), growing to a height of 6 m (20 feet), has shredding bark and white flowers. It is used for reclamation planting and erosion control on sandy soils. The woolly tea tree (L. lanigerum) differs in having fuzzy…

  • tea tree (plant)

    paperbark tree: Melaleuca quinquenervia, also called punk tree and tea tree, grows to a height of 8 metres (25 feet); it has spongy white bark that peels off in thin layers. M. leucadendron, also called river tea tree, is sometimes confused with the former; its leaves provide cajeput oil, used for…

  • Tea with Mussolini (film by Zeffirelli [1999])

    Franco Zeffirelli: …films included Jane Eyre (1996), Tea with Mussolini (1999), and Callas Forever (2002). He continued to film operas such as I Pagliacci (1981), Cavalleria rusticana (1982), Otello (1986), and La Bohème (2008), often working in myriad roles, including opera director and production and costume designer.

  • Tea with the Dames (film by Michell [2018])

    Joan Plowright: …Eileen Atkins in the documentary Nothing Like a Dame (2018; also called Tea with the Dames).

  • teaberry (plant)

    Partridgeberry, (Mitchella repens), North American plant of the madder family (Rubiaceae), growing in dry woods from southwestern Newfoundland to Minnesota and southward to Florida and Texas. It is evergreen, with nearly round, 18-millimetre (0.7-inch) leaves, often variegated with white lines; a

  • teaberry (plant, Gaultheria procumbens)

    Gaultheria: Wintergreen (G. procumbens), also called checkerberry or teaberry, is a creeping shrub with white bell-shaped flowers, spicy red fruits, and aromatic shiny leaves. Creeping snowberry (G. hispidula) is a mat-forming evergreen with small pointed leaves that give a spicy odour when crushed.

  • Teach for America (nonprofit organization)

    Teach for America (TFA), nonprofit educational organization formed in 1990 to address underachievement in American public schools. Teach for America (TFA) was founded by Wendy Kopp, who first conceived of the idea in her senior thesis at Princeton University. With the goal of getting highly

  • Teach, Edward (English pirate)

    Blackbeard, one of history’s most famous pirates, who became an imposing figure in American folklore. Little is known of Blackbeard’s early life, and his origins have been left to speculation. He has been widely identified as Edward Teach (or several variations thereof, including Thatch and Thack),

  • teacher education

    Teacher education, any of the formal programs that have been established for the preparation of teachers at the elementary- and secondary-school levels. While arrangements of one kind or another for the education of the young have existed at all times and in all societies, it is only recently that

  • Teacher of Orators (work by Lucian)

    Lucian: His Teacher of Orators contains ironical advice on how to become a successful orator by means of claptrap and impudence, while in Word-Flaunter he attacks a contemporary rhetorician who is excessively fond of using an archaic and recondite vocabulary.

  • Teacher’s Pet (film by Seaton [1958])

    George Seaton: Miracle on 34th Street and The Country Girl: …Holden and Deborah Kerr, and Teacher’s Pet (1958), a pairing of Clark Gable and Doris Day as, respectively, a newspaper editor and a journalism teacher who spar until they finally fall in love. The latter featured a fine supporting cast that included Gig Young and Mamie Van Doren, and it…

  • teacher-training college (teacher education)

    Normal school, institution for the training of teachers. One of the first schools so named, the école Normale Supérieure (“Normal Superior School”), was established in Paris in 1794. Based on various German exemplars, the school was intended to serve as a model for other teacher-training schools.

  • Teachers Association (American organization)

    National Education Association (NEA), American voluntary association of teachers, administrators, and other educators associated with elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities. It is the world’s largest professional organization. Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C. The

  • Teachers College (college, New York City, New York, United States)

    Columbia University: Its Teachers College (1887), with the city for a laboratory, is one of the best known in the nation, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons (1767), together with the Presbyterian Hospital and allied institutions, forms the nucleus of one of the country’s renowned medical centres.

  • Teachers College of Connecticut (university, New Britain, Connecticut, United States)

    Central Connecticut State University, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in New Britain, Conn., U.S. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State University system. The university includes schools of business, technology, arts and sciences, and education and

  • teachers’ college (teacher education)

    Normal school, institution for the training of teachers. One of the first schools so named, the école Normale Supérieure (“Normal Superior School”), was established in Paris in 1794. Based on various German exemplars, the school was intended to serve as a model for other teacher-training schools.

  • Teachers’ Day (Taiwanese holiday)

    Confucius: …is an official holiday, “Teachers’ Day,” in Taiwan.

  • teaching

    Teaching, the profession of those who give instruction, especially in an elementary or a secondary school or in a university. Measured in terms of its members, teaching is the world’s largest profession. In the late 20th century it was estimated that there were 30 million teachers throughout the

  • teaching certification

    teacher education: Appointment procedures and probationary requirements: …sets its own requirements for certification, which inevitably do much to shape the content and organization of the teacher-education programs. The variety of such regulations often means that teachers who have received their education and training in one province or state are not qualified to teach in schools elsewhere without…

  • teaching machine (device)

    Teaching machine, any mechanical device used for presenting a program of instructional material. There are many types of teaching machines. In general, they all work on the same method, which is to present a question, have the user indicate the answer, and then provide the user with the correct

  • Teaching of the Apostles (work on ecclesiastical law)

    Apostolic Constitutions: …are an adaptation of the Didascalia Apostolorum, written in Syria about ad 250. They deal with Christian ethics, the duties of the clergy, the eucharistic liturgy, and various church problems and rituals.

  • Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (Christian theological literature)

    Didachē, (Greek: “Teaching”, ) the oldest surviving Christian church order, probably written in Egypt or Syria in the 2nd century. In 16 short chapters it deals with morals and ethics, church practice, and the eschatological hope (of the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time) and presents a

  • Teaching Shakespeare

    Thanks to partnerships with the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Open University , Britannica is proud to offer the following videos—from primary, middle, and high school teachers as well as from scholars and various experts—as classroom aids and discussion prompts. Introducing Shakespeare to

  • Teaching the Elements

    With the European recovery and translation of Greek mathematical texts during the 12th century—the first Latin translation of Euclid’s Elements, by Adelard of Bath, was made about 1120—and with the multiplication of universities beginning around 1200, the Elements was installed as the ultimate

  • Teagarden, Charlie (American musician)

    Jack Teagarden: Jack’s brother, Charlie Teagarden, played trumpet off and on in Jack’s bands and did freelance work for several well-known bandleaders, including Paul Whiteman, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, and Bob Crosby.

  • Teagarden, Jack (American musician)

    Jack Teagarden, American jazz trombonist, unique because he developed a widely imitated style that appeared to have arrived fully formed. Beginning on trombone at age seven, Teagarden was entirely self-taught. After drifting across the Southwest, he eventually arrived in New York City in 1927 and

  • Teagarden, John Weldon (American musician)

    Jack Teagarden, American jazz trombonist, unique because he developed a widely imitated style that appeared to have arrived fully formed. Beginning on trombone at age seven, Teagarden was entirely self-taught. After drifting across the Southwest, he eventually arrived in New York City in 1927 and

  • Teague, Walter Dorwin (American industrial designer)

    Walter Dorwin Teague, industrial designer who pioneered in the establishment of industrial design as a profession in the United States. After study at the Art Students League of New York (1903–07) and four years with an advertising agency, Teague became a successful free-lance advertising designer.

  • teahouse (Japanese architecture)

    Sen Rikyū: …of procedure, the utensils, the teahouse architecture (of which he designed several styles), and even the tea-garden landscaping. He returned to the utter simplicity practiced by Shukō, a 15th-century monk who founded the Japanese tea ceremony. He firmly established the concepts of wabi (deliberate simplicity in daily living) and sabi…

  • Teahouse of the August Moon (play by Patrick)

    Teahouse of the August Moon, comedy in three acts by American playwright John Patrick, produced in 1953. Patrick satirized American good intentions in this lighthearted examination of an attempt by the military forces to Americanize a foreign culture. It was his best-known play and was based on a

  • Teahouse of the August Moon, The (film by Mann [1956])

    Daniel Mann: The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) was an acclaimed adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by John Patrick, who also wrote the screenplay. The film, which offered a comedic look at clashing cultures, starred Marlon Brando as the resourceful Japanese translator Sakini, who works…

  • teak (tree)

    Teak, (genus Tectona grandis), large deciduous tree of the family Verbenaceae, or its wood, one of the most valuable timbers. Teak has been widely used in India for more than 2,000 years. The name teak is from the Malayalam word tēkka. The tree has a straight but often buttressed stem (i.e.,

  • TEAL (New Zealand airline)

    Air New Zealand Limited, New Zealand international airline founded in 1939 (as Tasman Empire Airways Limited, or TEAL) and, by 1980, operating throughout the South Pacific from New Zealand and Australia to Hong Kong and Singapore and to Tahiti, Hawaii, and Los Angeles. The original shareholders in

  • teal (bird)

    Teal, any of about 15 small ducks of the genus Anas (family Anatidae), found on the six major continents and many islands. Within the divisions of true duck species, the teal belong in the dabbling duck group. Many of the teal are popular as game birds, the best known being the Holarctic

  • team handball (sport)

    Team handball, game played between two teams of 7 or 11 players who try to throw or hit an inflated ball into a goal at either end of a rectangular playing area while preventing their opponents from doing so. It is unrelated to the two- or four-player games (see handball and fives), in which a

  • Team of Rivals: The political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (book by Goodwin)

    Doris Kearns Goodwin: …and in 2005 she published Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which focused on Lincoln’s management of his presidential cabinet. The book served as the primary source for Steven Spielberg’s biographical film Lincoln (2012). She later wrote The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the…

  • team policing

    police: Community policing: Team policing was introduced in the early 1970s in New York City. Patterned after earlier efforts in Britain, the approach emphasized the delivery of round-the-clock decentralized patrol services by a team of officers, usually under the direction of a sergeant or lieutenant, in a specific…

  • team roping (rodeo event)

    Team roping, timed rodeo event in which two mounted contestants attempt to rope and immobilize a full-grown steer. The ropers wait on both sides of the steer’s chute. The first roper (header) begins behind a rope barrier to give the steer a head start. If the header leaves too soon (“breaks the

  • Team Stronach (political party, Austria)

    Austria: Austria in the European Union: Called Team Stronach, the party promoted an antiestablishment, pro-business agenda that favoured lower corporate taxes and disengagement from the weaker euro-zone economies. The Freedom Party suffered a series of reverses in regional elections in 2013, and it was unable to capitalize on a collapse in support…

  • team teaching (education)

    Team teaching, approach to teaching dating from the late 1950s in which two or more teachers regularly share responsibility for the same group of students. It is usually practiced in elementary or secondary schools. There are two basic systems: hierarchic and cooperative. In the hierarchic system,

  • Teamsters Union

    Teamsters Union, the largest private-sector labour union in the United States, representing truck drivers and workers in related industries (such as aviation). The union was formed in 1903 when the Team Drivers International Union (1899) merged with the Teamsters National Union (1902). Local

  • Teapot (asterism)

    Sagittarius: …the prominent asterism called the Teapot.

  • Teapot Dome Scandal (United States history)

    Teapot Dome Scandal, in American history, scandal of the early 1920s surrounding the secret leasing of federal oil reserves by the secretary of the interior, Albert Bacon Fall. After U.S. Pres. Warren G. Harding transferred supervision of the naval oil-reserve lands from the navy to the Department

  • tear (biochemistry)

    human eye: Secretion of tears: The exposed surface of the globe (eyeball) is kept moist by the tears secreted by the lacrimal apparatus, together with the mucous and oily secretions of the other secretory organs and cells of the lids and conjunctiva; these have been described earlier. The secretion…

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