A tough old cowboy told his grandson that if he wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a little gunpowder on his oatmeal every morning. The grandson did this religiously, and lived to the age of 93.
When he died he left 14 children, 28 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren… and a 15-foot hole in the wall of the crematorium.
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n. Any of various large northern ducks. [icelandic]
adj. & n. - one more than seven.
- symbol for this (8, viii, viii). - size etc. Denoted by eight. - eight-oared rowing-boat or its crew. - eight o'clock. [old english] EJECT
v. - expel, compel to leave.
- (of a pilot etc.) Cause oneself to be propelled from an aircraft as an emergency measure. - cause to be removed, drop out, or pop up automatically from a gun, cassette-player, etc. - dispossess (a tenant). - emit, send out. ejection n. [latin ejicio eject- throw out] ELAND
n. (pl. Same or -s) large african antelope. [dutch]
v. (-ting) (esp. As elated adj.) Make delighted or proud. elatedly adv. Elation n. [latin effero elat- raise]
—n. - a joint between the forearm and the upper arm. B part of a sleeve covering the elbow.
- elbow-shaped bend etc. —v. (foll. By in, out, aside, etc.) 1 jostle or thrust (a person or oneself). - make (one's way) thus. give a person the elbow colloq. Dismiss or reject a person. [old english: related to *ell, *bow1] ELDER
statesman n. Influential experienced older person, esp. A politician.
- —attrib. Adj. (of persons, esp. When related) senior; of greater age. —n. - older of two persons (is my elder by ten years). - (in pl.) Persons of greater age or venerable because of age. - official in the early christian church and some modern churches. [old english: related to *old] - n. Tree with white flowers and dark berries. [old english] ELECT
—v. (usu. Foll. By to + infin.) 1 choose.
- choose by voting. —adj. - chosen. - select, choice. - (after the noun) chosen but not yet in office (president elect). [latin eligo elect- pick out] ELEGY
n. (pl. -ies) 1 sorrowful poem or song, esp. For the dead.
- poem in elegiac metre. [latin from greek] - n. (pl. -ies) 1 sorrowful poem or song, esp. For the dead. - poem in elegiac metre. [latin from greek] ELFIN
adj. Of elves; elflike.
- adj. Of elves; elflike.
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Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.