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the cap of a mushroom.
A positive quantity.
An asset or useful addition.
He is a real to the team.
) A plus sign: +.
Being positive rather than negative or zero.
-2 = +4
("minus 2 times minus 2 equals four")
Positive, or involving advantage.
He is a factor.
) electrically, Electrically positive.
A battery has both a pole and a minus pole.
a type of mushrooms
Any of various fungi that produce a cloud of brown dust-like spores from their mature fruiting body, fruiting bodies.
context, 16th century
) A prostitute, possibly deriving from "puncture".
:My lord, she may be a ; for many of them are neither maid, widow, nor wife.
context, 19th century, rare
) The bottom in a male-male sexual relationship; a catamite.
Because he was so weak, Vinny soon became Tony's .
) A social and musical movement rooted in rebelling against the established order.
) The music of the punk movement, known for short songs with electric guitars, strong drums, and a direct, unproduced approach.
) A person subscribing to the movement, a punk rocker.
An informal plural used within the punk subculture is
) A worthless person.
) A juvenile delinquent, young petty criminal or trouble-maker.
) A utensil for lighting wicks or fuses (such as those of fireworks) resembling stick incense.
, Jack London,
:On the end a coal of fire slowly smouldered. It would last for hours, and my cell-mate called it a "."
, Ashland Price,
:Then, without another word, he rose and left the shelter, apparently in order to light the vessel's wick with a from the dying campfire.
, Shawn Shiflett,
:He raised the cylinder high in the air with his bare hand, used a to light the fuse, and
) Various kinds of material used as tinder for lighting fires, such as agaric, dry decayed wood or touchwood.
, H. B. Cushman,
History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians
:On one occasion a venerable old Indian man, who, in order to light his pipe, was trying to catch a spark upon a piece of struck from his flint and steel; ...
, Harry Ignatius Marshall,
The Karen People of Burma
:The oil is mixed with bits of dry wood or and moulded into sticks about a cubit long and an inch in diameter by putting it into joints of small bamboo.
, William W. Johnstone,
War of the Mountain Man
:He made him a little smoldering pocket of to light the fuses and waited.
) To pimp.
Vinny when he was low on smokes.
To forcibly perform anal sex upon an unwilling partner.
all his new cell-mates.
I got expelled when I
To give up or concede; to act like a wimp.
Jimmy was going to help me with the prank, but he
at the last minute.
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