from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The third tine above the base of a stag's antler; the royal antler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The third tine from the base in such an antler as that of the red deer and wapiti.
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In the third year an extra front branch is formed, known as the tres-tine.
We then come to the rusine type of three points only -- brow, tres, and royal tines, and of this number are also the spotted and hog deer of India, but the arrangement of the tines is different; and following the rusine type comes the rucervine, in which the tres and royal tines break out into points -- the tres-tine usually bifurcate, and the royal with two, three or more points.
Horns of the rusine type, but with the tres-tine longer than the royal or posterior tine; beam much bent; horns paler and smoother than in the sambar; large muffle and eye-pits; canines moderate; feet-pits in the hind-feet only; also groin-pits; tail of moderate length; skin spotted with white; said to possess a gall-bladder.
On the right horn underneath the tres-tine is an abnormal snag 9 inches long.
-- In body similar to the last, but with much difference in the horns, the tres-tine being greatly developed at the expense of the royal, which gives the antlers a forward cast; the brow-tine is also very long.
In this the tres-tine, as well as the royal tine, throw out branches, and in the normal rucervine type the tres and royal are equal as in Schomburgk's deer, but in the extreme type, _Panolia_ or _Rucervus Eldii_ of Burmah, the tres-tine is greatly developed, whilst the royal is reduced to a mere snag.
The next phase of development of which we have examples in India is the true cervine or elaphine type of horn in which the brow-tine is doubled by the addition of the bez; the royal is greatly enlarged at the expense of the tres-tine, and breaks out into the branches known as the sur-royals.
Schomburgk's deer); the second has the tres-tine larger than the royal (_ex_. our swamp deer); and the extreme type is that in which the royal is represented merely by a snag, the whole horn being bent forward (_ex_. the Burmese _Panolia Eldii_).