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Ta Kali (also sp. "Ta'Qali")

314; one of three airfields on Malta during WWII; Map of Malta

Tagliacozzi (1546-99)
97; An Italian surgeon, he developed a technique for repairing injured noses by transplanting skin from the arm


"metronomic dance," 46; "unsyncopated tango," 96; "tango full of minor chords and an eerie flattening of certain notes" 238; "a slow sad tango" 279; "A sad tango on the last night of the old world" 317; V. "giving tango lessons," 388; at L'Ouganda, 398; described, 400; "with cross-rhythms," 404; "I am the ragtime and the tango." 454; See also Contango, LtJG Johnny

Task Force 60
218; fleet of ships in Mediterranean on which Pig plays his "Green Door" prank in 1955

Technical University
229; in Munich, where Mondaugen studied engineering

Teflon, Morris
17; friend of Pig's who lives in Newport News, VA; switchman at the coal/piers; 417

374; friend of Lazar's; "of the A gang," 427

178; Italian: "lieutenant"

Ten Eyck, Officer Al
364; short, fat cop; 416; ("Ten Eyck" is a Dutch name that means "by the oak tree")

119; rat in Fairing's Parish who loses eye in argument; 121

Tewfik the assassin
69; someone Porpentine reminds Yusef of at Austrian Consulate; the historical Tewfik was a Turkish pasha in Cairo from 1879-92

Théâtre de Vincent Castor
396; "castor" in Latin means "beaver"; where Rape of the Chinese Virgins is staged in Paris

"I think they left [the spider monkey corpse] there for me." 206; "for reasons best known to the agents who put us there, if there are agents" 324; "It didn't take Them long." 368; "They — whoever 'they' were — seemed to be calling the tune." 483

Thiersch grafts
99; technique used in plastic surgery since mid-19th century

Third Kingdom

472; what the Catholic church in Malta wanted to happen in Malta in 1919

Three Cities

322; Baedeker: "Opposite Valletta, on the three central creeks of the Grand Harbour," comprised of Borgo [Birgù] (Vittoriosa), Senglea and Burmola (Cospicua); Map of Malta


"three of them ran broken-field," 17; "three artichokes" 22; "three in the morning," 22, 29, 85, 210, 248, 315, 368, 419"; "Three alert revelers," 31; three fingers, 33; three decks, 33; "three-day growth," 35; "Stencil reached his majority three years after old Stencil died." 53; "The party [...] divided in three parts," 57; "Raoul, Slab, Melvin and three girls" 57; "hair, red and purple rings slung looped in twos and threes," 58; Third Avenue, 59, 381-88; third person, 62; triangle: 68, 92 ("I see something [...] floating over the park"),182, 187; "a trio from Port Said," 85; "three semesters in a row," 101; "three separate peaks, paraboloid in shape, protruded about the hair" 102; "to provide three of their own per day for physical sustenance," 118; "three a day," 121; "Her novels--three to date" 125; "three day stubble," 132; "Three jailbait," 139; "three appointments" 153; "three men conferred anxiously amid a jungle of hothouse flowers," 185; "women in the valleys who give birth to nothing but triplets," 193; "Three rambling musicians," 201; "Three tables away Moffit watched, smiling." 207; "he was taking up three sitting spaces," 215; "three balls from their velvet bag," 243; "three more loops," 250; a third of the circular room." 260; "three years," 266; three cannisters, 276; "I remove every third letter ," 278; "three animate objects on the yellow road," 279; "Three times a night he had to make the rounds," 285; a building which had nine such rooms before the war. Now there are three." 305; "Fausto himself may be defined in only three ways." 305; Generation of '37, 305; three-eyed, 307; "3 September 1939," 308, 339; 312; "what the three of us know," 313; "outliving my father by three years," 318; "three laughed," 328; waltz, 335; "three meals ahead," 338; "Surveillance [...] continued for three years" 340; "three sleeping bodies," 348; "a fat three-year-old," 362; "three-girl apartment," 368; three umbrellas, 375; "three-inch mounts," 376; "a third tentative passage," 382; three cops, 390; "third stall," 392; "three massive arcades," 394; third floor, 406; "the pattern of three was symbiotic and mutual" 409-10; "present in the audience was a third force," 412; triple-forte, 413; "three are in it now," 416; "couple-three [...] snipes" 428; "three feet away," 440; "A couple-three marines," 440; "the number of Dockyard workers swelled to three times," 467; The Church "awaited a Third Kingdom." 472; "Third Person of the Trinity." 472; "Good things come in threes" 484; "some third force [...] " 486; "Three civilians killed," 491; "voted three to one," 492; [Then there's "field-of-two" (368) and "progress-of-four" (388)]; See also Dreibund; Three Cities; Threesomes; Third Kingdom; Trinity; music


Profane, Angel and Geronimo, 42,138; "Raoul-Slab-Melvin triumvirate" 49; "Raoul, Slab and Melvin and three girls," 57; Porpentine, Bongo-Shaftsbury & Goodfellow, 76; Victoria, Goodfellow and Porpentine in box at opera, 93; Lepsius, Bongo-Shaftsbury and Porpentine in murder scene at opera, 94; Hugh, Evan and Mantissa leaving Florence, 212; Mondaugen, the Bondel and the donkey, 279; Maratt, Dnubietna and Fausto (the Generation of '37), 305; Raoul, Slab and Melvin's pad, 346; Profane, Charisma & Fu, 380; two male dancers holding up Mélanie, 413-14; Stencil, Profane & Pig in D.C., 418; Pappy, Clyde and Johnny, 437; See also Dreibund; Triple Alliance

326; unscrupulous merchant who hoarded wine during the second siege of Malta


"time and reverse-time, co-existing, cancelling one another exactly out" 46; Time magazine, 57; "a hothouse sense of time," 57; time-distortions, 120; "Profane came to tally his time in reverse or schlemihl's light: time on the job as escape, time exposed to any possibility of getting involved with Fina as assbreaking, wageless labor." 136; temporal homesickness, 148; "time's hanging arras," 215; mirror-time, 230; "such as it was," 257; "the kind of time that continued to pass outside Foppl's," 275; "time scale skewed toward the past," 285; "a ticking time-bomb," 300; "Time of course has showed the question up in all its young illogic." 306; "The date is of course 3 September 1939," 310; "Retreat into a time when personal combat was more equal," 316; "I seem to have come inside time again. Midnight does mark the hairline between days,as was our Lord's design." 316; "timeless Purgatory," 316; "the barb-and-shaft of one's own arrogance that insists there is somewhere to go in time as well" 316; "I suspect the growth of our child has nothing to do with time." 316; chiromancy (time's palmistry), 320; Maltese timelessness, 321; null-time, 409; "pellucid time-scale," 409; Distribution of Time, 411; "a rift in time's fabric," 459; one-way European time, 481; "No time in Valletta." 484; "A tilt toward the past so violent he found it increasingly more difficult to live in the real present" 488-89; "only resumption of their hothouse time" 489; See also clocks; entropy; history

tin can
9; slang for a naval destroyer;11; 376; 442

Titian (c.1488-1576)
201; greatest of the Venetian painters; he revolutionized oil techniques and has been called the founder of modern painting

202; mestizo (person of mixed blood) who seels obscene photos to Fourth Army Corps; in Figli di Machiavelli

435; British dandy

toilet adventures

"the children grew bored [...] and flushed [the baby alligators] down the toilets." 43; "the soul's passage down the toilet," 146; "Flush myself and swim away down the Arno?" 181; See also underground

62; province in central Spain

38; Puerto Rican kid on subway


"Paola knew scraps [...] of all tongues," 14; "alien hieroglyphics," 17; machine-gun, 23; MG-words, 27; "words he wouldn't remember when he woke," 39; "A desert which has no voice." 83; "like a tongue at Pentecost" 92; "whose tongue [...] would never speak secret words with any extra mouth." 99; "Surely the alligator would receive the gift of tongues," 122; Profane "whose vocabulary [...] was made up of nothing but wrong words." 137; "a tourist's confusion of tongues," 140; "brown men whose language is unknown to all but themselves." 168; "the delicate vessels of scent would somehow find tongue," 183; "Kisses gall the tongue" 239; "The song was in a Hottentot dialect, and Mondaugen couldn't understand it." 279; "a girl-voice began talking drowsy in no language known to a waking world." 302; "The journal for weeks has nothing but gibberish," 306; "die without uttering any but the grossest words. Do any of us even understand the words of God [...]" 309; "What a language! [...] We talk as animals might." 309; "whose words were garbled and somehow sinister," 314; "she must have been past speech," 344; "through the foam neither could understand the words," 383; "long hair caught against her teeth and tongue" 395; "booze tangled tongues," 438; "in some Levantine tongue," 457; "tongues of flame, the gift of tongues: Pentecost." 472; "Spring had descended with its own tongue of flame." 485; "He called something in English, which none of the observers understood." 492; See also Memnon of Thebes; messages; Pentecost


"Tourists were coming back in droves." 39; 63; 70-71; Gebrail's unkind thoughts regarding, 83; "Where goldsmiths live in filth and tend tiny flames to make adornment for your traveling English ladies" 83; 85; 88; 139; "tourist's confusion of tongues," 140; 159-60; "having caressed the skin of each alien place, a peregrine or Don Juan of cities but no more able to talk of any mistress's heart than to cease keeping that interminable Catalogue," 184; Dance of Death, 201; 325; English tourists, 333; "A sun which the government is now trying to exploit for reasons of tourism" 339; "mobs of tourist ladies" 400; 408-09; 411; 454; mob violence and, 471; See also Baedeker; Cook, Thomas & Sons; Gaze's; surface; Wigglesworth, Brenda

430; "ship's barber" on American ship


1921 work by Wittgenstein on the nature and limits of language; opening proposition: "The world is all that the case is. The world is the totality of facts, not of things." 278; song, 288-89; See also Wittgenstein

10; the act of passing through a window

Travellers' Clubs

Treaty of Versailles
260; peace treaty with Germany after its surrender in World War I, signed under protest by Germany on June 28, 1919. Its terms were very justifiably harsh--e.g. Germany lost 13 percent of its territory and almost one-tenth of its population, and had to limit its army to 100,000. The "ignominy of the Versailles Dictate" became the rallying cry of all nationalistic elements on the German Right.

45; juvenile delinquent assistant to Schoenmaker

63; province in northeastern Italy. After World War II it was a debatable territory with Yugoslavia; the UN constituted a Free Territory which included an Italian zone in the north and a less populous Yugoslav zone in the south; in 1954 it was partitioned by agreement.


199; Christian concept of the three persons in one God: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost; Paraclete: "Third person of the Trinity," 472; See also Paraclete

Triple Alliance

196; See Dreibund

Tristan's Blade

288; Isolt's love for Tristan turns to hate when she discovers, by a nick in his sword, that he killed her brother Morholt; See also Tristan-and-Iseult


410; a rather convoluted Scottish legend of love triangles in which, ultimately, Tristan commits suicide because his wife (whom he married because she loved him and he'd given up on his true love Isolt) leads him to believe that Isold of Ireland is not coming for him (he thought she was). When Isold of Ireland discovers Tristan dead, she too commits suicide. See also Tristan's Blade

Tropic of Capricorn

235; the parallel of latitude that is approximately 23.5 degrees south of the equator and that is the southernmost latitude reached by the overhead sun. It passes over the Südwest; Südwest

Lothar von Trotha, 1848-1920
Trotha, General Lothar von

233; German who led campaign against the Hereros in the Südwest in 1904; 240; 245; 253; aka Lothario, the General, 255; 270; Wikipedia

Trumpeter of Cracow
16; Cracow is a city in southern Poland. The taller of the two towers of St. Mary's Church in Market Square has, since at least the early 16th century, functioned as a watch-tower. A bugle-call has been played every hour from its windows into the four quarters of the globe; its melody stops abruptly, reputedly to commemorate the death of a watchman hit with a Tatar arrow.

460; Levantine dialect

29; 58; 63; 150; 184; 384; 466; 469

twentieth century
"an imp's dance under the century's own chandeliers" 46; "coeval with the century" 97; "Florence only a few summers ago had seemed crowded with the same tourists as at the turn of the century." 155; "Perhaps history this century [...] is rippled with gathers in its fabric" 155; Stencil "purely the century's man, something which does not exist in nature" 226; "the century's master cabal" 226; "Now in the twentieth century [...] man had become something which absorbs X-rays" 284; "Wars begin in August. In the temperate zone and twentieth century we have this tradition." 301; "this is 20th Century nightmare" 324; "It is the 'role' of the poet, this 20th Century, to lie." 326; "Victoria was being gradually replaced by V.; something entirely different, for which the young century had as yet no name" 386; "Whose emissaries haunt this century's streets." 450; "one century's worth of wavelets" 453; "I am the twentieth century," 454; "If no record of this century should survive except the personal logs of F.O. operatives, the historians of the future must reconstruct a curious landscape indeed." 468; Education of Henry Adams

419; "collectors of labels on French cheese boxes"

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