A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before.
"You"ll get your chance in court," said the sergeant.
"No, no no!" said the man. "I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I"ve been trying to do that for years!"
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—adj. - unclothed or uncovered.
- leafless; unfurnished; empty. - plain, unadorned (the bare truth; bare facts). - (attrib.) Scanty, just sufficient (a bare majority; bare necessities). —v. (-ring) uncover, reveal (bared his teeth; bared his soul). [old english] BARK
—n. - sharp explosive cry of a dog, fox, etc.
- sound like this. —v. - (of a dog etc.) Give a bark. - speak or utter sharply or brusquely. - colloq. Cough harshly. bark up the wrong tree make false assumptions. [old english] - —n. Tough outer skin of tree-trunks, branches, etc. —v. - graze (one's shin etc.). - strip bark from. [scandinavian] BARM
n. Froth on fermenting malt liquor. [old english]
dance n. - informal gathering for country dancing.
- a kind of country dance. - n. Large farm building for storing grain etc. [old english, = barley house] BASE
rate n. Interest rate set by the bank of england, used as the basis for other banks' rates.
- —n. - a part supporting from beneath or serving as a foundation. B notional support or foundation (power base). - principle or starting-point. - esp. Mil. Headquarters. - main or important ingredient. - number in terms of which other numbers or logarithms are expressed. - substance capable of combining with an acid to form a salt. - baseball etc. Each of the four stations on a pitch. —v. (-sing) 1 (usu. Foll. By on, upon) found or establish (a theory, hope, etc.). - station (troops based in malta). [greek basis stepping] - adj. - cowardly, despicable. - menial. - alloyed (base coin). - (of a metal) low in value. [latin bassus] BASH
—v. - a strike bluntly or heavily. B (often foll. By up) colloq. Attack violently. C (often foll. By down, in, etc.) Damage or break by striking forcibly.
- (foll. By into) collide with. —n. - heavy blow. - slang attempt. [imitative] BASK
v. - relax in warmth and light.
- (foll. By in) revel in (basking in glory). [old norse: related to *bathe] BASS
clef n. Clef placing f below middle c on the second highest line of the staff.
- guitar n. Electric guitar tuned as a double-bass. - —n. - a lowest adult male singing voice. B singer with this voice. - instrument pitched lowest in its family. - colloq. Bass guitar or double-bass. - low-frequency output of a radio, record-player, etc. —adj. - lowest in musical pitch. - deep-sounding. bassist n. (in sense 3). [from *base2 altered after italian basso] - n. (pl. Same or -es) 1 common perch. - other spiny-finned fish of the perch family. [old english] BAST
n. Fibre from the inner bark of a tree (esp. The lime). [old english]
bun n. Round spiced bun with currants, often iced. [bath in s. England]
- chair n. Wheelchair for invalids. - cube n. Cube of soluble substance for scenting or softening bath-water. - salts n.pl. Soluble powder or crystals for scenting or softening bath-water. - —n. (pl. -s) 1 a (usu. Plumbed-in) container for sitting in and washing the body. B its contents. - act of washing in it (have a bath). - (usu. In pl.) Public building with baths or a swimming-pool. - a vessel containing liquid for immersing something, e.g. A film for developing. B its contents. —v. - wash (esp. A baby) in a bath. - take a bath. [old english]
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