One evening Sherlock Holmes was going along the street and suddenly saw a man down…
- It’s certain, this gentleman is very tired after work… or he is dead drunk… or he is after being with a woman, … — reflected Holmes. As it’s Sunday today, he can’t be coming back from work… At such a late hour all shops are closed, and he couldn’t buy alcohol. So he is coming back from a woman. But in this remote place there are only two women — Watson’s wife and mine. Consequently, as I’m coming back from Watson’s wife, …
- Watson, rascal, get up!!!
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n. Creature in greek mythology with the upper half of a man and the lower half of a horse. [latin from greek]
n. - one-hundredth of a franc.
- coin of this value. [latin centum 100] CENTRAL
adj. - of, at, or forming the centre.
- from the centre. - chief, essential, most important. centrality n. Centrally adv. - bank n. National bank issuing currency etc. - heating n. Method of heating a building by pipes, radiators, etc., fed from a central source. - nervous system n. Brain and spinal cord. - processor n. (also central processing unit) principal operating part of a computer. CENTRIC
adj. - at or near the centre.
- from a centre. centrical adj. Centrically adv. CENTURY
n. (pl. -ies) 1 a 100 years. B any century reckoned from the birth of christ (twentieth century = 1901–2000; fifth century bc = 500–401 bc).
- score etc. Of 100 esp. By one batsman in cricket. - company in the ancient roman army, orig. Of 100 men. [latin centuria: related to *cent] CERAMIC
—adj. - made of (esp.) Baked clay.
- of ceramics. —n. Ceramic article or product. [greek keramos pottery] CERTAIN
—adj. - a confident, convinced. B indisputable (it is certain that he is guilty).
- (often foll. By to + infin.) Sure; destined (it is certain to rain; certain to win). - unerring, reliable. - that need not be specified or may not be known to the reader or hearer (of a certain age; a certain john smith). - some but not much (a certain reluctance). —pron. (as pl.) Some but not all (certain of them knew). for certain without doubt. [latin certus] CERTIFY
v. (-ies, -ied) 1 attest; attest to, esp. Formally.
- declare by certificate. - officially declare insane. [latin certus] CESSION
n. - ceding.
- territory etc. Ceded. [latin: related to *cede] CESSPIT
n. (also cesspool) covered pit for the temporary storage of liquid waste or sewage. [origin uncertain]
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Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk.