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  • n. A tithe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tithe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Scotland, a tithe. It is paid from the produce of land or cattle only.

Etymologies

Compare Icelandic word. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I fought the queen of elfland, song for song and saved my love from her unholy teind.

    skiffy doggerel!

  • I never had to call gaaldine to say that I was definitely unexpectedly pregnant by a man who was about to be the Queen of Air and Darkness's teind.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • Seen is nothing like that story, but "how did Faerie wind up having to pay a teind to Hell?" has been one of those questions that has been like a rock in my shoe since I first read Tam Lin.

    An acceptable time

  • Mr. R---- d of Bowland, a gentleman of landed property in the vale of Gala, was prosecuted for a very considerable sum, the accumulated arrears of teind (or tithe) for which he was said to be indebted to a noble family, the titulars (lay impropriators of the tithes.)

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 375, June 13, 1829

  • The Bischop of Murray, (then being Priour of Sanctandross, [133]) and his factouris, urgeid him for the teind thairof.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Monday’s a sacred day—so’s Tuesday—and Wednesday, we are to be heard in the great teind case in presence—But stay—it’s frosty weather, and if you don’t leave town, and that venison would keep till Thursday’——4

    Chapter XXXIX

  • Nothing, however, is known of the religious beliefs and cults of these early peoples, except the fact that every seven years they made a human sacrifice to their god — 'And aye at every seven years they pay the teind to hell' — and that like the Khonds they stole children from the neighbouring races and brought them up to be the victims.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • As already stated, King Alexander II. granted the teind of his duties of Auchterarder, and, by a subsequent charter, amongst other grants he confirmed the grant of these churches to Inchaffray.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • King Alexander II., by charter, dated at Cluny, the 13th day of August, in the eleventh year of his reign (1227), granted to the Canons of the Abbey of Inchaffray the teind of his duties of Auchterarder to be drawn yearly by the hands of his tacksmen and bailies of Auchterarder.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • The fairy tax, tithe, or teind, paid to Hell, is illustrated by old trials for witchcraft, in Scotland.

    A Collection of Ballads

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