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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
T,
 
in music, stands for Tutti (all), meaning all the instruments or voices are to join. It is the opposite of S for Solo.   1
   -t- inserted with a double hyphen between a verb ending with a vowel and the pronouns elle, il, or on, is called “t ephelcystic,” as, aime-t-il, dire-t-on. (See N, MARKS IN GRAMMAR.)   2
   Marked with a T. Criminals convicted of felony, and admitted to the benefit of clergy, were branded on the brawn of the thumb with the letter T (thief). The law was abolished by 7 and 8 George IV., c. 27.   3
   It fits to a T. Exactly. The allusion is to work that mechanics square with a T-rule, especially useful in making right angles, and in obtaining perpendiculars on paper or wood.   4
   The saintly T’s. Sin Tander, Sin Tantony, Sin Tawdry, Sin Tausin, Sin Tedmund, and Sin Telders; otherwise St. Andrew, St. Anthony, St. Audry, St. Austin [Augustine], St. Edmund, and St. Ethelred. Tooley is St. Olaf.   5
 


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