A man met his tailor in the street and stopped him.
"I quite forgot to pay for the suit which I have on now," he said. "Why didn"t you remind me?"
"I never ask a gentleman for money," the tailor replied.
"Then what do you do if he doesn"t pay?"
"Well, after some time I no longer think he is a gentleman and then I ask him."
—n. Apparatus used to scoop up oysters etc., or to clear mud etc., from a river or sea bed. —v. (-ging) 1 (often foll. By up) a bring up or clear (mud etc.) With a dredge. B bring up (something forgotten) (dredged it all up).
- clean with or use a dredge. [origin uncertain]
- v. (-ging) sprinkle with flour, sugar, etc. [earlier = sweetmeat, from french]
—v. - wet thoroughly.
- force (an animal) to take medicine. —n. Dose of medicine for an animal. [old english]
adj. (-ier, -iest) colloq. (of clothes or a person) smart, elaborate, elegant. dressiness n.