Two cowboys come upon an Indian lying on his stomach with his ear to the ground. One of the cowboys stops and says to the other, "You see that Indian?"
"Yeah," says the other cowboy.
"Look," says the first one, "he’s listening to the ground. He can hear things for miles in any direction."
Just then the Indian looks up. "Covered wagon," he says, "about two miles away. Have two horses, one brown, one white. Man, woman, child, household effects in wagon."
"Incredible!" says the cowboy to his friend. "This Indian knows how far away they are, how many horses, what color they are, who is in the wagon, and what is in the wagon. Amazing!"
The Indian looks up and says, "Ran over me about a half hour ago."
n. Short post or pillar supporting a rail. [greek balaustion wild-pomegranate flower]
n. Large patterned handkerchief or neckerchief. [portuguese from hindi]
n. Player in a band.
n. (also bannister) (usu. In pl.) Uprights and handrail beside a staircase. [corruption of *baluster]
n. Piece of paper money.
—adj. - legally declared insolvent.
- (often foll. By of) exhausted or drained (of emotion etc.). —n. Insolvent person, esp. One whose assets are used to repay creditors. —v. Make bankrupt. bankruptcy n. (pl. -ies). [italian banca rotta broken bench: related to *bank2]
n. Fine wool cloth. [origin unknown]
adj. - uncultured; brutal, cruel.
—n. - a meal cooked over charcoal etc. Out of doors. B party for this.
- grill etc. Used for this. —v. (-ues, -ued, -uing) cook on a barbecue. [spanish from haitian]
n. (pl. -ies) 1 shrub with yellow flowers and red berries.