It was World War II, and the captain was attempting to rally the GIs on the eve of a big offensive.
"Out there," said the captain, "is your enemy. The man who has made your life miserable, who is working to destroy you; the man who has been trying to kill you day after day throughout this war."
Private Johnson jumped to his feet. "My God! The cook’s working for the Germans!"
v. (-ling) form into curds; congeal. make one's blood curdle horrify one. [from *curd]
n. - signal or time after which people must remain indoors.
- hist. Signal for extinction of fires at a fixed hour. [french: related to *cover, latin *focus]
n. Artificial radioactive metallic element. [m. And p. Curie, name of scientists]
n. Pin or roller etc. For curling the hair.
n. Wading bird, usu. With a long slender bill. [french]
attrib. Adj. Damned.
n. - math. Etc. Transparent slide with a hairline, forming part of a slide-rule.
- computing indicator on a vdu screen identifying esp. The position that the program will operate on with the next keystroke. [latin, = runner: related to *cursive]
(also curtsey) —n. (pl. -ies or -eys) bending of the knees and lowering of the body made by a girl or woman in acknowledgement of applause or as a respectful greeting etc. —v. (-ies, -ied or -eys, -eyed) make a curtsy. [var. Of *courtesy]
—n. Horse's frisky leap. —v. (-tt- or -t-) perform a curvet. [italian diminutive: related to *curve]