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There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means—either may do—the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.Benjamin Franklin
- a piece of cloth padding placed under the platen of a letterpress to distribute the pressure on the sheet being printed
- (music) the stretched membrane of a drum; a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder with such a membrane at each end
- (architecture) a tympanum
tympan m. (plural tympans)
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