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Tersely
Terse Terse, a. [Compar. Terser; superl. Tersest.] [L. tersus, p. p. of tergere to rub or wipe off.] 1. Appearing as if rubbed or wiped off; rubbed; smooth; polished. [Obs.] Many stones, . . . although terse and smooth, have not this power attractive. --Sir T. Browne. 2. Refined; accomplished; -- said of persons. [R. & Obs.] ``Your polite and terse gallants.' --Massinger. 3. Elegantly concise; free of superfluous words; polished to smoothness; as, terse language; a terse style. Terse, luminous, and dignified eloquence. --Macaulay. A poet, too, was there, whose verse Was tender, musical, and terse. --Longfellow. Syn: Neat; concise; compact. Usage: Terse, Concise. Terse was defined by Johnson ``cleanly written', i. e., free from blemishes, neat or smooth. Its present sense is ``free from excrescences,' and hence, compact, with smoothness, grace, or elegance, as in the following lones of Whitehead: ``In eight terse lines has Ph[ae]drus told (So frugal were the bards of old) A tale of goats; and closed with grace, Plan, moral, all, in that short space.' It differs from concise in not implying, perhaps, quite as much condensation, but chiefly in the additional idea of ``grace or elegance.' -- Terse"ly, adv. -- Terse"ness, n.

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- TERSE is an IBM archive file format that supports lossless compression. A TERSE file may contain a sequential data set, a partitioned data set (PDS) or...
- judgement of the umpires, captains, their clubs and governing bodies. The terse expression of the Spirit of Cricket now avoids the diversity of cultural...
- re****tion which has never before been subject to such accusations". William tersely dismissed these suggestions, however, saying, "It seems to me very extraordinary...
- the Civil War, he often spoke of his recent experiences, typically "in terse and often eloquent language." Grant's interpretations changed over time...
- Terse RDF Triple Language (Turtle) is a syntax and file format for expressing data in the Resource Description Framework (RDF) data model. Turtle syntax...
- Commandments among all other Torah laws in several ways: They have a uniquely terse style. Of all the biblical laws and commandments, the Ten Commandments alone...
- works of Roman historiography mention Cleopatra, these often include only terse accounts of the Battle of Actium, her suicide, and Augustan propaganda about...
- inferior to Adam and never satisfied with anything. Third, and despite the terseness of the biblical text in this regard, the erotic iniquities attributed...
- oldest surviving Hindu text on erotic love. It is a sutra-genre text with terse aphoristic verses that have survived into the modern era with different...
- compilation of the formal yoga philosophy. The verses of the Yoga Sutras are terse. Many later Indian scholars studied them and published their commentaries...
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