A doctor and a lawyer were attending a cocktail party when the doctor was approached by a man who asked advice on how to handle his ulcer.
The doctor mumbled some medical advice, then turned to the lawyer and asked,
"How do you handle the situation when you are asked for advice during a social function?"
"Just send a bill for such advice" replied the lawyer.
On the next morning the doctor arrived at his surgery and issued the ulcer-stricken man a $50 bill.
That afternoon he received a $100 bill from the lawyer.
- assert, maintain. contender n. [latin: related to *tend1]
—predic. Adj. - satisfied; adequately happy.
- (foll. By to + infin.) Willing. —v. Make content; satisfy. —n. Contented state; satisfaction. to one's heart's content as much as one wishes. [latin: related to *contain]
- n. - (usu. In pl.) What is contained, esp. In a vessel, book, or house.
- amount (of a constituent) contained (high fat content).
- substance (of a speech etc.) As distinct from form.
- capacity or volume. [medieval latin: related to *contain]
—n. - contending; strife.
- a competition. —v. - dispute (a decision etc.).
- contend or compete for; compete in (an election). [latin testis witness]
n. - parts that surround a word or passage and clarify its meaning.
- relevant circumstances. in (or out of) context with (or without) the surrounding words or circumstances. contextual adj. Contextualize v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing). [latin: related to *text]
v. Twist or force out of its normal shape. contortion n. [latin torqueo tort- twist]
—n. - outline.
- (in full contour line) line on a map joining points of equal altitude. —v. Mark with contour lines. [italian contornare draw in outline]
tower n. Tall building at an airport etc. From which air traffic is controlled.
- —n. - power of directing.
- power of restraining, esp. Self-restraint.
- means of restraint.
- (usu. In pl.) Means of regulating.
- (usu. In pl.) Switches and other devices by which a machine is controlled.
- place where something is controlled or verified.
- standard of comparison for checking the results of an experiment. —v. (-ll-) 1 have control of, regulate.
- hold in check.
- check, verify. in control (often foll. By of) directing an activity. Out of control no longer manageable. Under control being controlled; in order. controllable adj. [medieval latin, = keep copy of accounts: related to *contra-, *roll]
v. (-sing) bruise. contusion n. [latin tundo tus- thump]
v. (-ning) 1 summon or arrange (a meeting etc.).
- assemble. [latin venio vent- come]
n. - religious community, esp. Of nuns, under vows.
- premises occupied by this. [latin: related to *convene]