A rookie police officer was out for his first ride with an experienced partner. A call came in telling them to disperse some people who were loitering.
The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, "Let"s get off the corner people."
A few glances, but no one moved, so he barked again, "Let"s get off that corner... NOW!"
Intimidated, the group of people began to leave, casting puzzled stares in his direction.
Proud of his first official act, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, "Well, how did I do?"
"Pretty good," chuckled the vet, "especially since this is a bus stop."
n. (pl. -ies) 1 speech or writing in praise of a person.
- expression of praise. [latin from greek]
n. Castrated man, esp. One formerly employed at an oriental harem or court. [greek, = bedchamber attendant]
int. I have found it! (announcing a discovery etc.). [greek heureka]
v. (-cing) indicate, display (a quality, feeling, etc.). [latin: related to *evict]
v. (-ving) 1 develop gradually and naturally.
- devise (a theory, plan, etc.).
- give off (gas, heat, etc.). [latin volvo volut- roll]
v. - (often foll. By by an amount) be more or greater than.
- go beyond or do more than is warranted by (a set limit, esp. Of one's authority, instructions, or rights).
- surpass. [latin excedo -cess- go beyond]
—v. Exclude from a general statement, condition, etc. —prep. (often foll. By for) not including; other than (all failed except him; is all right except that it is too long). —conj. Archaic unless (except he be born again). [latin excipio -cept- take out]
baggage n. (also excess luggage) baggage exceeding a weight allowance and liable to an extra charge.
- —n. - exceeding.
- amount by which one thing exceeds another.
- a overstepping of accepted limits of moderation, esp. In eating or drinking. B (in pl.) Immoderate behaviour.
- part of an insurance claim to be paid by the insured. —attrib. Adj. Usu. - that exceeds a limited or prescribed amount.
- required as extra payment (excess postage). in (or to) excess exceeding the proper amount or degree.
—n. - tax on goods produced or sold within the country of origin.
- tax on certain licences. —v. (-sing) 1 charge excise on.
- force (a person) to pay excise. [dutch excijs from romanic: related to latin *census tax]
- v. (-sing) 1 remove (a passage from a book etc.).
- cut out (an organ etc.) By surgery. excision n. [latin excido cut out]
v. (-ting) 1 a rouse the emotions of (a person). B arouse (feelings etc.). C arouse sexually.