Tom had won a toy at a raffle. He called his kids together to ask which one should have the present.
“Who is the most obedient?” he asked. “Who never talks back to mother? Who does everything she says?”
Five small voices answered in unison. “Okay, dad, you get the toy.”
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adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 of, like, or covered with down.
- soft and fluffy. DOWRY
n. (pl. -ies) property or money brought by a bride to her husband. [anglo-french, = french douaire *dower]
v. (-sing) search for underground water or minerals by holding a stick or rod which dips abruptly when over the right spot. dowser n. [origin unknown]
- var. Of *douse. DOYEN
n. (fem. Doyenne) senior member of a group. [french: related to *dean1]
n. - (prec. By a or a number) (pl. Dozen) twelve (a dozen eggs; two dozen eggs).
- set of twelve (sold in dozens). - (in pl.; usu. Foll. By of) colloq. Very many (dozens of errors). talk nineteen to the dozen talk incessantly. [latin duodecim twelve] DPHIL
Abbr. Doctor of philosophy.
—n. - preliminary written version of a speech, document, etc., or outline of a scheme.
- a written order for payment of money by a bank. B drawing of money by this. - a detachment from a larger group. B selection of this. - us conscription. - us = *draught. —v. - prepare a draft of (a document, scheme, etc.). - select for a special duty or purpose. - us conscript. [phonetic spelling of *draught] DRAIN
—v. - draw off liquid from.
- draw off (liquid). - flow or trickle away. - dry or become dry as liquid flows away. - exhaust of strength or resources. - a drink to the dregs. B empty (a glass etc.) By drinking the contents. —n. - a channel, conduit, or pipe carrying off liquid, sewage, etc. B tube for drawing off discharge etc. - constant outflow or expenditure. down the drain colloq. Lost, wasted. [old english: related to *dry] DRAKE
n. Male duck. [origin uncertain]
n. - play for stage or broadcasting.
- art of writing, acting, or presenting plays. - dramatic event or quality (the drama of the situation). [latin from greek drao do]
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