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Tete

[tey-tey] /ˈteɪ teɪ/
noun
1.
a city in W Mozambique, on the Zambezi River.
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  • The leader of the porters from Tete sprang forward with a cry of exasperation.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman
  • It was not till the 2nd of March that the neighbourhood of Tete was reached.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • After returning to Tete, the steamer went up the Shire, January, 1859.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • Some of those who had remained at Tete had married, and resolved to continue where they were.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • He proved to be a slave of the late commandant of Tete, and was well-known to them.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was evident that the Ajawa were instigated by the Portuguese agents from Tete.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • They said they believed they were going over the Tete Noire.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • It is related of Napoleon that his last words were, "Tete d'armee!"

  • The horses you will find at Tete Blanche Hill, if we get there.

    Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker
  • Why not have continued this trunk line on to Salisbury, on to Tete, and the Zambesi?

    Through South Africa Henry M. Stanley
Word Origin and History for Tete

tete

n.

as a type of women's tall dressed hair or wig, 1756, from French tête "head" (see tete-a-tete).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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