medieval city, Egypt: see TennisTennis
or Tinnis
, medieval city of Egypt, on an island in Lake Manzala, southwest of modern Port Said. Tennis, founded when Tanis was abandoned, was a port and center of commerce of some importance.
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The description of the port of Tinnis in the Nile Delta includes an interesting account from the market inspector, one Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Bassam, who lists the city's inns, the measurements of the main mosque and even estimates the population based on how much bread it consumes.
The inclusions in this list seem mostly unremarkable given that this is a book of curiosities, but a few stand out, particularly the chapters on al-Mahdiyya and Tinnis. Why them and not, for example, other cities or ports?
Ewes - More numbers, similar trade achieved, Beltex PS87 Threeburnford, Texel PS83 West Moneylaws, Eildon Mains, PS77 Corsbie, Redden, PS75 Applecross, Lylestane, PS73 Rawburn, Redden, Lylestane, Suffolk PS83 Corsbie, PS73 West Moneylaws, Edgerston, Bluefaced Leicester PS77 Hyndhope, PS75 Corsbie Cottage, Cheviot Mule PS73 Lylestane, Mule PS67 Corsbie, PS65 Bogg Holdings, PS63 Elmbank, PS61 Ashcraig, PS59 Graden, Broomiebank, Cheviot PS63 Torqhuan, PS59 Bowland, Blackface PS47 Broomiebank, PS45 Tollishill, PS45, PS42 Horseupcleugh, PS41 Tinnis, Eckford Farming, Tollishill, Rams - Texel PS119 Hillhouse, PS87 Roxburgh Mains, Lleyn PS81, PS75 Hillhouse.
theory postulates that the "game of kings", tennis, has Arab roots, with the name derived from the city of Tinnis in Egypt, and the word "racquet" an alteration of "rahat" (Arabic for the palm of the hand).
2 at 135, defeated the Warriors' Tyson Tinnis, 14-12.
Rugby won the event 4-1 against Welford, with Brian Boardman winning the four wood singles 21-18 against Andrew Smith; Trevor Wells and Scobie Barratt 21-18 pairs winners against Peter Day and Lew Whitehouse; Keith Andrews, Gordon Marchant and Mick Lill 28-7 triples victors over Richard Green, Mick Hawkins and Simon Davies; and Brian Thompson, Bruce Truman, Darren Ward and Calvin Wells 23-16 conquerors of Roger Howe, Ian Smith, Martin Tinnis and Trevor Francis.
Robin Onions levelled on ten minutes for Rangers with a near-post header from Stuart Tinnis' corner.
Romantic Neil Tinnis parachuted into his girlfriend's garden in Colorado with an engagement ring - and broke both his legs when he landed.
It was estimated that daily tax revenue from the city of Fustat was, on the average, 880,000 dirhams, or $107,317; from Damietta, Tinnis and Ushmunain (in Egypt) 2,200,000 dirhams or $268,292.(23)
Scotch Mule PS106 Tinnis, PS100 Townfoot (Midlock), Longcroft, Dreva, PS96 Tinnis, Easter Dawyck, Suffolk cross PS102 Nesbit, PS100 Smailholm Mains, Haltree, PS98 Nesbit, PS98 Marvingston, Suffolk cross (ex.
There are, moreover, many surprises: items of unexpected interest, fascinating details of Fatimid arts and sciences, of minority communities, of external trade, the city of Tinnis, and much more.
Stuart Tinnis and Shaun Ingram also got on the score-sheet with consolation goals for the home side by Jamie Glover and Simon May.