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  • n. Plural form of tilting.


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  • Truly thou art trim now, but ere some few months thine attire will be not so much fairer than ours, and thine hauberk will be rusted, for here be no joyous tiltings nor deeds of arms, and no kind ladies to give the award of honour, so that if we fight amongst ourselves it will be because we have fallen out, and spitefully.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • There were tiltings and jousts at the ring, and bull-fights, and banquets, and dances to the sound of minstrelsy.

    The Alhambra

  • If you knew the sect as I do you wouldn't go by mere superficial silences and chin-tiltings.

    The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

  • With many declarations that love made up for all lacks and with many tiltings of Shirley's pretty chin, they had vowed to adhere rigidly to this budget.

    The House of Toys

  • These successive tiltings are what kept the Merced and

    The Book of the National Parks

  • The first of these tiltings occurred in that far age which geologists call the Cretaceous.

    The Book of the National Parks

  • After a satisfactory arrangement of the sitters is obtained, and the table tiltings or rappings have assumed a clear, definite character, then the sitters may proceed to ascertain the identity of the spirit seeking to communicate to the circle; or else to ascertain whether the spirit wishes to deliver a message directed specially to some particular one of the sitters.

    Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers

  • When these rappings or table-tiltings begin to be manifested, all in the circle should keep cool and calm, and should refuse to become agitated or excited.

    Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers

  • West of the Wilderness is the Old Tilt Yard, long since given over from joustings and tiltings to the cultivation of plants, and not open to the public.

    Hampton Court

  • Three times we went over the whole thing again from the beginning, which meant six hundred and six tiltings of the table, and then suddenly the explanation struck me -- "Eastern Hemisphere."

    Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green


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