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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abbr. International football federation. [french federation internationale de football association]
n. Small shrill flute used in military music. fifer n. [german pfeife *pipe or french fifre]
—n. - folder, box, etc., for holding loose papers.
- papers kept in this. - computing collection of (usu. Related) data stored under one name. - line of people or things one behind another. —v. (-ling) 1 place (papers) in a file or among (esp. Public) records. - submit (a petition for divorce, a patent application, etc.). - (of a reporter) send (copy) to a newspaper. - walk in a line. [latin filum thread] - —n. Tool with a roughened surface for smoothing or shaping wood, fingernails, etc. —v. (-ling) smooth or shape with a file. [old english] FILL
—v. - (often foll. By with) make or become full.
- occupy completely; spread over or through. - block up (a cavity in a tooth); drill and put a filling into (a decayed tooth). - appoint a person to hold or (of a person) hold (a post). - hold (an office). - carry out or supply (an order, commission, etc.). - occupy (vacant time). - (of a sail) be distended by wind. - (usu. As filling adj.) (esp. Of food) satisfy, satiate. —n. - as much as one wants or can bear (eat your fill). - enough to fill something. fill the bill be suitable or adequate. Fill in 1 complete (a form, document, etc.). - a complete (a drawing etc.) Within an outline. B fill (an outline) in this way. - fill (a hole etc.) Completely. - (often foll. By for) act as a substitute. - occupy oneself during (spare time). - colloq. Inform (a person) more fully. - slang thrash, beat. Fill out 1 enlarge to the required size. - become enlarged or plump. - us fill in (a document etc.). Fill up 1 make or become completely full. - fill in (a document etc.). - fill the petrol tank of (a car etc.). [old english] FILM
star n. Celebrated film actor or actress.
- —n. - thin coating or covering layer. - strip or sheet of plastic etc. Coated with light-sensitive emulsion for exposure in a camera. - a story, episode, etc., on film, with the illusion of movement. B (in pl.) The cinema industry. - slight veil or haze etc. - dimness or morbid growth affecting the eyes. —v. - make a photographic film of (a scene, story, etc.). - cover or become covered with or as with a film. [old english] FILO
pastry n. (also phyllo pastry) leaved pastry like strudel pastry. [greek phullon leaf]
—v. (past and past part. Found) 1 a discover or get by chance or effort (found a key). B become aware of.
- a obtain, succeed in obtaining; receive (idea found acceptance). B summon up (found courage). - seek out and provide or supply (will find you a book; finds his own meals). - discover by study etc. (find the answer). - a perceive or experience (find no sense in it). B (often in passive) discover to be present (not found in shakespeare). C discover from experience (finds england too cold). - law (of a jury, judge, etc.) Decide and declare (found him guilty). - reach by a natural process (water finds its own level). —n. - discovery of treasure etc. - valued thing or person newly discovered. all found (of wages) with board and lodging provided free. Find fault see *fault. Find favour prove acceptable. Find one's feet 1 become able to walk. - develop independence. Find oneself 1 discover that one is (found herself agreeing). FINE
arts n.pl. Poetry, music, and the visual arts, esp. Painting, sculpture, and architecture.
- —adj. - a of high quality; excellent (fine painting). B good, satisfactory (that will be fine). - a pure, refined. B (of gold or silver) containing a specified proportion of pure metal. - imposing, dignified (fine buildings). - in good health (i'm fine). - (of weather etc.) Bright and clear. - a thin; sharp. B in small particles. C worked in slender thread. - euphemistic; flattering (fine words). - ornate, showy. - fastidious, affectedly refined. —adv. - finely. - colloq. Very well (suits me fine). —v. (-ning) 1 (often foll. By away, down, off) make or become finer, thinner, more tapering, or less coarse. - (often foll. By down) make or become clear (esp. Of beer etc.). not to put too fine a point on it to speak bluntly. finely adv. Fineness n. [french fin from latin finio *finish] - —n. Money to be paid as a penalty. —v. (-ning) punish by a fine (fined him £5). in fine in short. [french fin settlement of a dispute, from latin finis end] FINN
n. Native or national of finland; person of finnish descent. [old english]
n. (pl. -s) light-coloured dry sherry. [spanish, = fine]
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Polar Bears trying to blend in with the ice will sometimes cover up their black nose with their paws.