tempering the turn toward the dark are a bevy of classes on comedy.
A thrill of pain went through her heart, tempering her exceeding joy in her new-found happiness.
There is a proverb which talks about God "tempering the wind to the shorn lamb."
Soon the tempering sun drove the drifts from south exposures.
It is difficult to drill the holes after the tempering has been done.
He was still somewhat at a loss, his old secret awe of Ashe tempering his outward show of eagerness.
But in either case this is to be done as tempering the wind to the shorn lamb.
tempering consists in reheating hardened steel and thus modifying or reducing its degree of hardness.
He forces the heated waters of the equator to the poles, tempering all the earth.
The table of temper colours given in this book shows the colour required for tempering tools most commonly used.
late Old English temprian "to bring to a proper or suitable state, to modify some excessive quality, to restrain within due limits," from Latin temperare "to mix correctly, moderate, regulate, blend," usually described as from tempus "time, season" (see temporal), with a sense of "proper time or season," but the sense history is obscure. Meaning "to make (steel) hard and elastic" is from late 14c. Sense of "to tune the pitch of a musical instrument" is recorded from c.1300. Related: Tempered; tempering.
late 14c., "due proportion of elements or qualities," from temper (v.). The sense of "characteristic state of mind" is first recorded 1590s; that of "calm state of mind" in c.1600; and that of "angry state of mind" (for bad temper) in 1828. Meaning "degree of hardness and resiliency in steel" is from late 15c.
temper tem·per (těm'pər)
A state of mind or emotions; mood.
A tendency to become easily angry or irritable.
An outburst of rage.