:A long knife was in the belt that supported the skirt tightly about her lithe limbs.
(dated) a slut
Synonyms: See WikiSaurus:promiscuous woman
(dated) a lewd wench; a strumpet; a prostitute
Synonyms: See WikiSaurus:prostitute
a wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.
adjective (drabber, drabbest)
dull, uninteresting, particularly of colour
noun (draperies, -)
(uncountable) cloth draped gracefully in folds
(countable) a piece of cloth, hung vertically as a curtain; a drape
a battleship in which most of the firepower is concentrated in large guns that are of the same caliber.
A tool used to remove material so as to create a hole, typically by plunging a rotating cutting bit into a stationary workpiece.
Wear safety glasses when operating an electric drill.
The portion of a drilling tool that drives the bit
Use a drill with a wire brush to remove any rust or buildup.
An activity done as an exercise or practice (especially a military exercise)
Regular fire drills can ensure that everyone knows how to exit safely in an emergency.
A strong, durable cotton fabric with a strong bias (diagonal) in the weave.
To create a hole by removing material with a drill (1)
Drill a small hole to start the screw in the right direction.
To practice, especially in a military context
They drilled daily to learn the routine exactly.
To repeat an idea frequently in order to encourage someone to remember it
The instructor drilled into us the importance of reading the instructions.
To investigate or examine something in more detail or at a different level
Drill deeper and you may find the underlying assumptions faulty.
(ergative) To cause one's subordinates to drill (2)
The sergeant was up by 6:00 every morning, drilling his troops.
The act of drill
(wikipedia, Combination gun)
(present participle of, drill)
An inexpensive coarse woolen cloth, used as a covering for finer carpets, as a layer between the carpet and the floor, or as a cheap floor covering on its own.
A floor covering made of drugget.
This carpet was a small square in the centre of the room... —w:Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, Wikisource:The Adventure of the Second Stain, The Adventure of the Second Stain, December 1904
An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet.
Specifically, an adult female female duck; contrasted with drake and with duckling.
The flesh of a duck used as food.
(cricket) A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.)
(UK, especially East of the Pennines) Dear, Mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger).
Ay up duck, ow'a'tha?
(slang) A playing card with the rank of two.
A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth.
1912, Katherine Mansfield, "The Woman At The Store", from "Selected Short Stories":
He was dressed in a Jaeger vest"a pair of blue trousers, fastened round the waist with a plaited leather belt.
(intransitive) To lower the head in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
(transitive) To lower (something) into water.
(transitive) To lower (the head) in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
(transitive) To try to evade doing something.
A kind of coarse woolen cloth, having a thick nap or frieze.
(uncountable) heavy, Heavy denim fabric, often blue; blue jean material.
1893: s:Author:Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, s:The 'Gloria Scott', The "Gloria Scott"
:He wore an open jacket, with a splotch of tar on the sleeve, a red-and-black check shirt, trousers, and heavy boots badly worn.
a colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied
1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 46.
: If a were marked with one figure or number of spots on four sides, and with another figure or number of spots on the two remaining sides, it would be more probable, that the former would turn up than the latter ;
adjective (pos=dyed-in-the-wool, more)
(context, of textiles) Dyed before being formed into cloth.
(context, idiom, figurative) Firmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing.
Smith was a typist and never really got used to writing on computers.
John Major was described by his opponents as a Conservative.
(present participle of, dye)
any soluble pigment used for dyeing the hair, fabric etc