Tombigby, Or Tombeckbee Tombigbee

Tombigby, Or Tombeckbee Tombigbee, a river of Mississippi and Alabama, which rises in Tishomingo co. in the N. E. extremity of the former state. It first flows S. to Columbus, thence S. E. to Demopolis, Ala., where it receives the Black Warrior on the left, and thence generally S., with many and sudden windings, to its junction with the Alabama, about 45 m. from Mobile, where the united stream takes the name of Mobile river, and falls into Mobile bay about 30 m. from the gulf of Mexico. Its length is estimated at 450 m., and it is navigable for large steamboats to Columbus, 3G6 m. from the mouth of Mobile river.

Tommaso Inghirami

Tommaso Inghirami, surnamed Fedra, an Italian scholar, born in Volterra, Tuscany, in 1470, died in Rome, Sept. 6, 1516. He went to Rome when 13 years old. While he was acting the part of Phaedra in Seneca's "Hip-polytus," some of the machinery broke down, and he entertained the audience till the injury was repaired by the recitation of extempore Latin poetry. The multitude at once saluted him with the title of Fedra, and Alexander VI. made him a canon of St. Peter's. In 1495 he accompanied the papal nuncio to the court of the emperor Maximilian, who created him count palatine and poet laureate. Julius II. appointed him librarian of the Vatican, and pontifical secretary. His works include a "Defence of Cicero," "Compendium of Roman History," and " Commentary on Horace."

Tommaso Vallauri

Tommaso Vallauri, an Italian philologist, born at Chiusa di Cuneo, Jan. 23, 1805. He early became professor of rhetoric in the university of Turin, and afterward of Greek and Latin eloquence; and he ranks as one of the best Latinists of Italy. His works include Historia Critica Literarnm (1849; 7th ed., 1868); Trinumus (1855); Mencechmi (1859); Novelle (4th ed., 1868); editions of Ausonius Popma's De Differentiis Verborum (1852), and of the Aulularia (1853) and Miles Gloriosus (1854) of Plautus; Latin-Italian dictionaries; and books on history and literature.

Ton, Or Tun

Ton, Or Tun, a denomination of weight, equal to 20 cwt. or 2,240 lbs., and also (usually with the second orthography) a liquid measure of-252 gallons; also applied to dry measures and solid measures of various capacities in different countries. In common use, the ton weight is often rated at 2,000 lbs., when it is termed the "short ton;" but by act of congress, when not specified to the contrary, the ton is to be understood as 2,240 lbs. In Maryland the ordinary ton is 2,000 lbs., the usual coal ton 2,240 lbs., and the miner's ton, according to which he is paid, is 2,470 lbs., the allowance being for waste. The shipping ton of France was by the old standard 2,158.43 lbs., and the metrical ton is 2,204.6 lbs.; the shipping ton of Spain is 2,032.2 lbs.; of Portugal, 1,755.8 lbs. The measurement ton for shipping is in the United States 40 cubic ft. In England the tun for wine is 252 gallons.