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Tournament or Tournay


A tilt of knights; the chief art of the game being so to manœuvre or turn your horse as to avoid the adversary’s blow. (French, tournoiement, verb, tournoyer.)

Tournament of the Drum. A comic romance in verse by Sir David Lindsay; a ludicrous mock tournament.

Tournament of Tottenham. A comic romance, printed in Percy’s Reliques. A number of clowns are introduced, practising warlike games, and making vows like knights of high degree. They ride tilt on cart-horses, fight with plough-shares and flails, and wear for armour wooden bowls and saucepan-lids. It may be termed the “high life below stairs” of chivalry.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Touch Bottom (To)
Touch Up (To)
Touch and Go (A)
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Tournament or Tournay
Tout (pronounce towt)
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Tout le Monde
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