[tîrēz, tĕr-]


Being round and long. Used of certain muscles and ligaments.

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Examples from the Web for teres

Historical Examples of teres

  • His ability seemed to him unimpeachable,—totus, teres, atque rotundas.

    My Novel, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Here was a piece of experience solidly and livingly built up in words, here was a story created, teres atque rotundus.

    Across the Plains

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • He is teres et rotundas; strokes fly from the lubricity of his polish, and the shiftings of his circular formation.


    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • At last the lover begs for mercy; he writes Venus a letter: "with the teres of min eye in stede of inke."

  • Again the names are different; and this Teres was king of the Odrysians, the first by the way who attained to any power.