: But it will be for your that we'll undertake to refute this thesis,
(italbrac, obsolete except in phrases) Contention, strife; guilt, sin, accusation or charge.
(alternative spelling of, sake) (rice wine)
An Italian liqueur made from elderberries and flavoured with licorice
A cold drink, originating in Spain, consisting of red or white wine, brandy or sherry, fruit juice, sugar and soda water and garnished with orange and other fruit.
A low-quality wine badly imitating those of Sauternes.
A region of France producing dessert wines.
Wines produced in Sauternes, including the immensely esteemed and immensely expensive Chí¢teau d'Yquem.
A type of distilled alcoholic beverage, often with a fruit or peppermint flavoring.
proper noun (es, -)
(as a plural noun) The people of Scotland (less correct than Scots or Scottish).
The Scottish dialect of English.
(uncountable) Whisky made in Scotland
(countable) Any variety of Scotch.
(countable) A glass of Scotch.
Of or from Scotland.
A hand or machine tool which engages with the head of a screw and allows torque to be applied to turn the screw, thus driving it in or loosening it.
A drink made of vodka and orange juice.
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A beer mug.
equipment, Equipment designed for a particular purpose; an apparatus.
The laboratory included an elaborate for measuring the energy.
The fashion in which something is organized or arranged.
The classroom was simple and efficient.
An act to frame someone; an effort or arrangement aimed at placing the blame on somebody.
Trust me, that was a !
A computer software utility designed to install the necessary components and perform configuration necessary for a new software application. Also used as an adjective: e.g. "setup program".
After inserting the disk, run the .
(given name, female),from the sherry wine, or a variant of Cheri.
A short circuit.
Jones smashes a grounder between third and .
(transitive) To cause a short circuit
Having a small distance from one end or edge to another, either horizontally or vertically dimensions.
A word or phrase that can be said or written in less time to represent another word or phrase.
"Tater" is for "potato".
(context, of a person) With less height
(cricket, of a ball) that bounced relatively far from the batsman
(cricket, of a fielder or fielding position) relatively close to the batsman
(cricket) of a cricket ball, to bounce relatively far from the batsman so that it bounces higher than normal; opposite of full
A one-wheeled attachment to a motorcycle to allow for a separate seat for a passenger or cargo space.
A cocktail made with cognac (or brandy), triple sec liqueur, and lemon juice.
(context, Weapon) An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other. The missile being lodged in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force.
1786: The Sling is also a weapon of great antiquity, formerly in high estimation among the ancients. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 43.
A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported.
A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering.
A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder.
(Nautical) A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural.
The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.
1600: To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing, end them. — William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene I, line 55.
verb (slings, slinging, slung or slang, slung)
A type of rakija made of distilled, fermented plum juice. It is sometimes referred to as plum brandy.
noun (plural slops)
(uncountable) A liquid or semi-solid; goo, paste, or mud.
scraps which are fed to pigs
(context, in plural, nautical, dated) clothing and bedding issued to sailors
verb , slops, slopped, slopping
(transitive) to spill or dump liquid
I slopped water all over my shirt.
(transitive) to feed pigs
Beer with a low alcoholic content
(British) Something that is of relatively little importance.
The income from gold plated widgets is compared to the income from the standard ones.
The sound of a violent impact.
I could hear the screech of the brakes, then the horrible of cars colliding.
(context, colloquial, outside US) A traffic accident.
The driver and two passengers were badly injured in the .
(context, colloquial, entertainment) Something very successful.
This new show of mine is sure to be a .
(context, tennis) A very hard overhead shot hit sharply downward.
A may not be as pretty as a good half volley, but it can still win points.
verb (smashes, smashing, smashed)
To break (something brittle) violently.
The demolition team smashed the buildings to rubble.
The flying rock smashed the window to pieces.
To hit extremely hard.
He smashed his head against the table
Bonds smashed the ball 467 feet, the second longest home run in the history of the park.
(figurative) To ruin completely and suddenly.
The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.
(context, transitive, figurative) To defeat overwhelmingly.
The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.
To deform through continuous pressure.
I slowly smashed the modeling clay flat with the palm of my hand.
(intransitive) To be destroyed by being smashed.
The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.
a comune in the Veneto, Italy
a dry white wine made in that region from grape varieties that include the Garganega
the sensation of a sour taste
a drink made with whiskey, lemon or lime juice and sugar
to make or become sour or disenchanted
having an acid, sharp or tangy taste
made rancid by fermentation etc
tasting or smelling rancid
peevish or bad-tempered
(context, of soil) excessively acid and thus infertile
(context, of petroleum) containing excess sulphur
A little spark; a scintillation.
brilliancy, Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.
verb (sparkl, ing)
(intransitive) To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle.
A mantelet upon his shoulder hanging Bretful of rubies red, as fire sparkling. -- Chaucer.
(intransitive) To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.
I see bright honor through your eyes. --- Milton.
(intransitive) To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
(transitive) To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.
Did forth great light. -- Spenser
(context, transitive, obsolete) To disperse.
The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise. State Papers.
(context, transitive, obsolete) To scatter on or over.
(Holy) : in Christian theology, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the three aspects of God
The name given to a Mars exploration rover launched June 10, 2003. See w:MER-A, wikipedia entry
A port of Croatia.
a tall, chilled drink, made from white wine and soda water
One of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure; esp., one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc.
One of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel
A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.
The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.
verb (staves, staving, stove or staved)
(transitive) To break in the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst. Often with in.
(transitive) To push, as with a staff. With off.
(transitive) To delay by force; to drive away. Often with off.
(intransitive) To burst in pieces by strike, striking against something.
A period of calm or silence.
(photography) A non-moving photograph. (The term is generally used only when it is necessary to distinguish from movies.)
(slang) A resident of the Falkland Islands.
to calm down, to quiet
Still that animal before it hurts someone.
adjective (er, more)
at the present time, as in the past.
Is it raining?
I"m not hungry, but I"ll manage to find room for dessert.
to an even greater degree. (Used to modify comparative adjectives or adverbs.)
Tom is tall; Dick is taller; Harry is taller.
noun (wikipedia, FIM-92 Stinger)
a portable infra-red homing surface-to-air missile
A dark and strong malt liquor made with toasted grain.
He claims he can hold his breath for three minutes .
The quality of being strong.
The intensity of a force or power; potency.
The strongest part of something.
(baseball) a status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or having a pitch pass over home plate at a height between a batter's shoulders and knees, or hitting a ball into foul territory without being caught
(bowling) the act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame
a work stoppage
a blow or application of physical force against something
(finance) In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option.
An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel.
1882: The sum is also used for the quarter, and the for the bushel. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 207.
(cricket) the status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at
verb (strikes, striking, struck, struck or stricken)
To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.
Please the last sentence.
Strike the door sharply with your foot and see if it comes loose.
To stop working to achieve better working conditions.
The workers struck for a week before the new contract went through.
(obsolete) To surrender (strike one's colors)
To impress, seem or appear.
Golf has always struck me as a waste of time.
To manufacture, as by stamping.
''We will a medal in your honour
(nautical) To haul down, or lower a mast, a flag or cargo etc
(nautical) To capitulate: to signal a surrender by hauling down the colours.
unfermented grape juice; must
(uncountable) The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
(countable) A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content.
(countable) A food eaten for dessert.
Can we see the menu, please?
adjective (er, est)
Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
Having a taste of sugar.
Containing a sweetening ingredient.
(context, wine) Retaining a portion of sugar.
Not having a salty taste.
Having a pleasant smell.
Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale.
Having a pleasant sound.
Having a pleasing disposition.
Having a helpful disposition.
It was of him to help out.
Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.
(colloquial) very good
In a sweet manner.
A name for various kinds of alcoholic drinks.
To stir or mix.
She swizzled the milk into her coffee.
(computing) To permute bits.
A small utensil used to mix or stir drinks like iced tea or cocktails.
The rum-based mixed drink came with a shaped like a pirate's sword.