A man asked for a meal in a restaurant. The waiter brought the food and put it on the table. After a moment, the man called the waiter and said:
"Waiter! Waiter! There"s a fly in my soup!"
"Please don"t speak so loudly, sir," said the waiter, "or everyone will want one."
- heavy fall of rain. —v. (-ging) flood or inundate (deluged with complaints). [latin diluvium]
feeding n. Feeding a baby when it cries.
- —n. - insistent and peremptory request.
- desire for a commodity (no demand for fur coats).
- urgent claim (makes demands on her). —v. - (often foll. By of, from, or to + infin., or that + clause) ask for insistently (demanded to know).
- require (task demanding skill).
- insist on being told (demanded her age).
- (as demanding adj.) Requiring skill, effort, attention, etc. (demanding job; demanding child). in demand sought after. On demand as soon as requested (payable on demand). [french from latin: related to *mandate]
v. (usu. Refl.) Lower the dignity of (would not demean myself). [from *mean2]
—n. - death; termination.
- law transfer of an estate, title, etc. By demising. —v. (-sing) law transfer (an estate, title, etc.) By will, lease, or death. [anglo-french: related to *dismiss]
v. Clear mist from (a windscreen etc.). demister n.
v. (-ting) reduce to a lower rank or class. demotion n. [from *de-, *promote]