Temper

Tem"per

, v. i. 1. To accord; to agree; to act and think in conformity. [Obs.] Shak.
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2. To have or get a proper or desired state or quality; to grow soft and pliable.
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I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and shortly will I seal with him.
Shak.
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Tem"pe*ra

(?), n. [It.] (Paint.) A mode or process of painting; distemper.
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The term is applied especially to early Italian painting, common vehicles of which were yolk of egg, yolk and white of egg mixed together, the white juice of the fig tree, and the like.
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