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Tiro  n.  Same as Tyro.

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"Tiro" Quotes from Famous Books

... which he took no staff college course (as witness his generalship), sits down to write a chronicle of the war in which he played a part, basing his account simply on his own experience and on the testimony of such eye-witnesses as he was able to meet. Any tiro on the history staff at a modern college or university could predict the result—one of those bulky volumes, full of detail and post-prandial reminiscence, in which splenetic elderly gentlemen have so often sought to justify their own existence, and to call down ...
— The Legacy of Greece • Various

... this picturesque account, together with some touches introduced from collateral sources. In this, as in many other massages of his Lives, the Greek biographer has evidently aimed at creating an effect, and though he seems to have been mainly guided by the genuine narrative of Tiro, Cicero's beloved freedman, we may suspect him of having embellished it to furnish a striking termination to one of his favorite sketches. Nevertheless the narrative is mainly confirmed by a fragment of Livy's history, which has fortunately been preserved. The Roman author vies with the Greek ...
— The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II • Various

... drove the men according to Zarate, at the point of their swords, to take the places of their fallen comrades. "Porque vn tiro llevo toda vna hilera, e hico abrir el Escuadron, i los Capitanes pusieron gran diligencia en hacerlo cerrar, amenacando de muerte a los Soldados, con las Espadas desenvainadas, i se cerro." Conq. del Peru, lib. ...
— The History Of The Conquest Of Peru • William H. Prescott

... disunion should be engendered among the different orders, by casting reproaches on any one on account of his former condition. That the veteran soldier should be content be placed on an equal footing with the tiro, the free-man with the volunteer slave; that all should consider those men sufficiently respectable in point of character and birth, to whom the Roman people had intrusted their arms and standards; that ...
— The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six • Titus Livius

Words linked to "Tiro" :   apprentice, prentice, rookie, newcomer, cub, novice, freshman, greenhorn, entrant, abecedarian, neophyte, fledgling, unskilled person, starter, tenderfoot, landlubber, lubber, tyro, fledgeling, beginner, learner, landsman, initiate, newbie, trainee

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