One night a father sent his kid to bed. Five minutes later the boy screamed, “Dad! Can you get me a glass of water!?!”
“No. You had your chance.”
A minute later the boy screamed, “Dad!! Can you get me a glass of water?”
“No. You had your chance. Next time you ask I’ll come up there and spank you.”
“Dad! When you come up to spank me can you bring me a glass of water?”
—adj. Irish or highland gaelic. —n. The gaelic language. [early scots form of *irish]
v. (-ies, -ied) catch sight of. [french: related to *spy]
v. - a reproduce (a picture etc.) By engraving it on a metal plate with acid (esp. To print copies). B engrave (a plate) in this way.
- practise this craft.
- (foll. By on, upon) impress deeply (esp. On the mind). etcher n. [dutch etsen]
suffix forming nouns meaning: 1 small (kitchenette).
- imitation or substitute (flannelette).
- female (usherette). [french]
comb. Form europe, european. [abbreviation]
chance n. Equal chance of success or failure.
- money n. Betting odds offering the gambler the chance of winning the amount staked.
- —adj. (evener, evenest) 1 level; smooth.
- a uniform in quality; constant. B equal in amount or value etc. C equally balanced.
- (of a person's temper etc.) Equable, calm.
- a (of a number) divisible by two without a remainder. B bearing such a number (no parking on even dates). C not involving fractions; exact (in even dozens). —adv. - inviting comparison of the assertion, negation, etc., with an implied one that is less strong or remarkable (never even opened [let alone read] the letter; ran even faster [not just as fast as before]).
- introducing an extreme case (even you must realize it). —v. (often foll. By up) make or become even. even now 1 now as well as before.
- at this very moment. Even so nevertheless. Even though despite the fact that. Get (or be) even with have one's revenge on. evenly adv. Evenness n. [old english]
- n. Poet. Evening. [old english]
adv. - at all times; always (ever hopeful; ever after).
- at any time (have you ever smoked?; nothing ever happens).
- (used for emphasis) in any way; at all (how ever did you do it?).
- (in comb.) Constantly (ever-present).
- (foll. By so, such) colloq. Very; very much (ever so easy; thanks ever so). did you ever? Colloq. Did you ever hear or see the like? Ever since throughout the period since. [old english]