(biology) A (generally undesirable) living organism that exists by stealing the resources needed by another (generally desirable) living organism. See flea, tick, mite.
(pejorative) A useless person who always relies on other people's work and gives nothing back.
Originally, a member of any of the families constituting the populus Romanus, or body of Roman citizens, before the development of the plebeian order; later, one who, by right of birth or by special privilege conferred, belonged to the the senior class of Romans, who, with certain property, had by right a seat in the Roman Senate.
A person of high birth; a nobleman.
One familiar with the works of the Christian Fathers; one versed in patristic lore.
Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians.
Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian.
The brand name of a radar-controlled rapid fire 20mm w:Gatling_gun, Gatling-type machine gun, the Phalanx CIWS (pronounced see-wiz), deployed on U.S. Navy ships as a last line of defense against antiship cruise missiles.
The supreme ruler of Ancient Egypt; a formal address for the sovereign seat of power as personified by the 'king' in an institutional role of Horus son of Osiris; often used by metonymy for Ancient Egyptian sovereignty
any of the discourses of w:Demosthenes, Demosthenes against w:Philip of Macedon, Philip of Macedon, defending the liberty of Athens
any tirade or declamation full of bitter condemnation
1922: Skin-the-Goat, assuming he was he, evidently with an axe to grind, was airing his grievances in a forcible-feeble anent the natural resources of Ireland, or something of that sort, which he described in his lengthy dissertation as the richest country bar none on the face of God"s earth, far and away superior to England " James Joyce, Ulysses
A person who lacks appreciation of art or culture.