from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Attentive; cautious; careful.


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  • What some call the tenty bit is only on one side, it goes off on a diagonal in front and seems to end up a drapey bit over a shift dress on the other side.

    Grs, please? - A Dress A Day

  • Fower tenty lads were on the tap, hauldin 'the line and mindin' for his signals.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • Small wonder, with never a gun or a sword left from Cantyre to Cape Wrath, but what tenty* folk have hidden in their thatch!


  • And have a combat tenty erry morty; thus comparing me to the hero who, in the heat of the combat, not perceiving that he was dead, continued to contest the battle with inextinguishable valor.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 4

  • As I remarked earlier I have been visiting for tenty-odd years and am starting to get an understanding of the area!

    Army Rumour Service

  • We got to "Fairy Stream" where he pointed up inland and said something (resembling) about my group being up there bu tthat I absolutely had to be back in "tenty minu's ... tenty minu's you be here, ok?". TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • I have NO idea what the big deal about this stream is and sure enought tenty minu's later I was back at the cafe and waited. .and waited. .and waited for my group. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • So I probably wasn’t going over twenty, tenty-five miles an hour, if that much.



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