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(English version of “El Filibusterismo”)

tapis
A piece of dark cloth or lace, often richly worked or embroidered, worn at the waist somewhat in the fashion of an apron; a distinctive portion of the native women’s attire, especially among the Tagalogs.
tatakut
The Tagalog term for fear.
teniente-mayor
Senior lieutenant, the senior member of the town council and substitute for the gobernadorcillo.
tertiary sister
A member of a lay society affiliated with a regular monastic order.
tienda
A shop or stall for the sale of merchandise.
tikbalang
An evil spirit, capable of assuming various forms, but said to appear usually as a tall black man with disproportionately long legs: the bogey man of Tagalog children.
tulisan
Outlaw, bandit. Under the old régime in the Philippines the tulisanes were those who, on account of real or fancied grievances against the authorities, or from fear of punishment for crime, or from an instinctive desire to return to primitive simplicity, foreswore life in the towns under the bell, and made their homes in the mountains or other remote places.  Gathered in small bands with such arms as they could secure, they sustained themselves by highway robbery and the levying of black-mail from the country folk.

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