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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tined having prongs or tines; usually used in combination "a three-tined fork"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tined Furnished with tines; as, a three-tined fork.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tined Furnished with tines: used especially in combination: as, three -tined.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Tined furnished with spikes
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tind, a point; cog. with Ice. tind-r, a tooth, a prickle; and prob. conn. with tooth.


In literature:

It differed slightly from the former, some having wooden tines.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
After he had speared a piece of bacon with his two-tined fork, and landed it safely on his plate, he rolled his eyes around the table.
"Ole Mammy's Torment" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Tine and says she is 'on everyone's head and in their eyes' where she has been.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
With the crisp air stinging, and the huntsmen singing, And a ten-tined buck to kill!
"More Songs From Vagabondia" by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey
Even in the sambar and axis there is a tendency to throw out abnormal tines.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Its sharp tines Sandy held toward the bull, pricking the creature slightly.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
The fork should be placed at the left of the plate with the tines turned up, and one inch from the edge of the table.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
One of the tines is off, and it wants a noo ash pole.
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
In the depth before their feet lay a rich valley in the form of a fork the tines of which were hidden between cliffs.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
Wind Thoutin No tine.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
Au'-gus-tine, St., Latin Christian Father, 67.
"French Classics" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
Andy's foot caught in its tines, dragged, tripped, and the boy went flat to the ground.
"Airship Andy" by Frank V. Webster
That i wont eat enny more chicken soup with a one-tined fork.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
Although their ancient arrows were usually headed with flint, they sometimes used bone or the sharpened tine of a deer's horn.
"Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales" by George Bird Grinnell
For aince a man takes a mark on his way, I wadna hae him to tine sight o't.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Hogg
It is the smallest of our Deer, and its antlers only have three tines in stags of the third year.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Ane had better tine the blind bitch's litter than hae the mill singed wi' brimstone.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by James Hogg
Forks are all of the long, double-tine variety.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
Soundings in lakes of considerable size and depth show that their bottoms are being covered with tine clays.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
Another character, little liked, was Professor Emerson Tines, dubbed "pitchfork," by his enemies, and they were legion.
"Batting to Win" by Lester Chadwick

In poetry:

I never thocht to tine his luve,
Or yet my ain to hide,
An' whan he speer't, I gied consent
To be his bonnie bride.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
It touches the heart of the tyrant—
It gives him the tine to repent,—
The morn on the mountain has risen!
The hour of salvation is spent!
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
He swore he lo'ed her mair than life,
An' gif he made na' her his wife,
Wush'd that his richt haun' he micht tine,
Gif he his promise didna' min'.
"Mysie, An Aul' Warl', But Ower True Story" by Janet Hamilton
"The first of blessings I shall thee show,
Is by a burn, that's call'd of bread;
Where Saxon men shall tine the bow,
And find their arrows lack the head.
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
Sublime the scene when twilight flies,
Up through the green tines of the pines,
As, on the deep vermillion skies,
Day, weary and worn, declines,
Beaming last on Lauderdale.
"My Delight" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Weel, Nelly, my woman, it's e'en as ye say,
Like a ghaist I gae wan'erin' aboot a' the day,
At nicht, tho' sair wearit, my sleep I aft tine,
He is lost! O he's lost! an' I mourn an' repine.
"Neebour Johnnie's Complaint" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Patty Mills, a Second Degree Black Belt and instructor at Carmi Taekwondo Center, recently attended a tournament in Tinely Park, IL.
Cranked tine arms in combination with an optimized cam track ensure maximum raking capacity and smooth treatment of the hay.
The rotor height and tine angle are easily adjusted to optimize tedding in all crop conditions.
Biosphere Tines I Know You'll Be Sad substrata.
Linda " Tine " Bishop Bell, 62, of 604 Whitted Court peacefully passed away Wednesday at her residence.
Linda " Tine " Bishop Bell, 604 Whitted Court, died Wednesday at home.
Zoo animals, in turn, love treats, so it makes perfect sense that the zoo is calling Saturday, Feb 14 Vanimal- tine 's Day.
As an added bonus, all Lucas County residents will receive free admission to the Vanimal- tine 's Day celebrations.
He was surrounded by his loving wife Mary Ann Tine Marino and family.
Owning a restaurant has always been a dream of Brandi and Levi Tines.
" Lefty " is a seven-year-old triple drop-tine buck, scoring well over the 200?s.
The pallet fork assemblies are available with either 48- or 42-inch tines, with a choice of 5,500 or 4,000 pound-rated tine sets.
Tines in a choice of Heavy Duty (rated to 5,500 lbs.
Faulkner scored 33-straight points in the second half and rolled past Southern Wesleyan 85-35 here Friday night at Tine Davis Gymnasium in the first Southern States Athletic Conference game for both teams.
The Warren Civic Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Bryan Eckenrode of Buffalo, is pleased to present a young musician from Norway, Tine Thing Helseth (pronounced Tina Ting), on Sunday, Feb 20.

In science:

X1 and X2 have uniform distributions, led us to a new family of distributions which can be regarded as some generalization of “uniformly randomly mod i fied tine”.
Two-Sided Power Random Variables
As a type of idiophone, a tuning fork is made in the form of a two-pronged fork with the prongs (tines) formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal.
Music in Terms of Science
The next stage, a  node,  Giga(cid:13)ops prototype, is in its (cid:12)nal construction phase. A general description and current status of the hardware and software is presented. tines that will perform the communications and, .
Status of the 0.8 Teraflops Supercomputer at Columbia
The expected stop mass m˜t can be somewhat lowered, down to a few TeV, at the price of introducing large and fine-tined A terms. 6Some people still try to keep it afloat by developing contrived baroque-like aesthetically unappealing modifications.
Reflections and Impressionistic Portrait at the Conference "Frontiers Beyond the Standard Model," FTPI, Oct. 2012