Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a thin, weblike structure or membrane

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A web; a rete.
  • n. In anatomy: A tissue, in general; any tissue of the body, or histological structure, as distinguished from the structures or organs of gross anatomy: extended to include liquids containing corpuscles: as, tela adiposa, fatty tissue; tela connectiva, connective tissue; tela lymphatica, liquid contents of the body-cavity and lymphatic vessels.
  • n. A delicate membranous web or thin sheet of scarcely nervous tissue found in the brain in connection with its cavities, consisting both of pia mater and of endyma, with little or no nerve-tissue intervening.

Etymologies

From Latin tēla ("web"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I have a plan, and this is what you must do: Cazi Moto must stay with me to be headman of safari, and to be my eyes when we come to M'tela's land.

    The Leopard Woman

  • Mali-ya-bwana and Simba set out with a posse of M'tela's men.

    The Leopard Woman

  • The top of the "hog's-back" had been flattened, and on it stood M'tela's palace.

    The Leopard Woman

  • They entered the cleared space before M'tela's palace with colours flying and snare drums tapping briskly.

    The Leopard Woman

  • Thus every drop of water had to be transported up the hill, not only for the guest camp, but for all M'tela's thousands somewhere back in the mysterious forest.

    The Leopard Woman

  • If he were not yet at M'tela's court, the chances seemed good that Simba and the magic bone had succeeded.

    The Leopard Woman

  • M'tela; yet this map's sole reason for being was that it indicated at least the beginning of a route to M'tela's country.

    The Leopard Woman

  • "Yes," said the old man, "this was M'tela's country, these were M'tela's people."

    The Leopard Woman

  • And after two weeks you must send two men to M'tela's to find me, and to tell me where you are hidden.

    The Leopard Woman

  • He listened attentively while the wizen-faced little headman gave a detailed account, not only of the present dispositions, but also of what had been seen during the short march to M'tela's stronghold.

    The Leopard Woman

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