from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Gentle heat; moderate warmth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Gentle heat; moderate warmth; tepidness.

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  • noun archaic lukewarmness, tepidness, moderate warmth.


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  • The lodge is employed in winter to retain the heat within itself, and exclude the cold air; nor is it wonderful that, in the progress of years, the term tepor, or tepe, should become the only one by which a lodge is known.


  • So in relation to the Latin word tepor, warmth, and the Sioux word tepe, a lodge.


  • The tepor of her politeness was like a blow between the eyes, and he peered blindly into her face in vain for some sign of the girl he knew.

    Madcap George Gibbs 1906

  • Pro repente multi et scripti et editi tepente, Taubnero et Kreb - sio probaotibus. £t tepor solet tem Zephyro, craam, cuius - co* ines est, veri tribui, ut III.

    P. Ovidii Nasonis Fastorum libri VI. Ovid, Publius Ovidius Naso, Gottlieb Erdmann Gierig 1812

  • ouaque maternus rupit hiulca tepor, protinus implumis conuertit ad aethera nidos5

    An Eagle of Roman Song Claudian 1912

  • Quanta quippe mala ex conjuratione proveniant ex ipsa poterit diffinitione perpendi, quæ talis est — communia tumor plebis, timor regni, tepor sacerdotii. "—

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I


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    Was stuck in a stuporish tepor

    Till Mom started pagin’

    Through recipes cajun

    To temper their torpor with pepper.

    January 27, 2019