Once Holmes was visited by the person with a request for help. He was in a worn suit, a shirt with shabby cuffs and an old top head on his head. Holmes refused to help him. When the man left, disappointed Watson jumped on his friend:
- Sherlock, you are a great detective. How could you refuse to help the poor man?
- My dear friend, he was not absolutely poor. It his purse there was 115 pounds and 25 pence.
- But how do you know ?
- It is elementary, Buddy. Let’s count it together.
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and sickle n. Symbols of the industrial worker and peasant used as an emblem of the former ussr and international communism.
- and tongs adv. Colloq. With great vigour and commotion. - —n. - a tool with a heavy metal head at right angles to its handle, used for driving nails etc. B similar device, as for exploding the charge in a gun, striking the strings of a piano, etc. - auctioneer's mallet. - metal ball attached to a wire for throwing in an athletic contest. —v. - a hit or beat with or as with a hammer. B strike loudly. - a drive in (nails) with a hammer. B fasten or secure by hammering (hammered the lid down). - (usu. Foll. By in) inculcate (ideas, knowledge, etc.) Forcefully or repeatedly. - colloq. Defeat utterly; beat up. - (foll. By at, away at) work hard or persistently at. come under the hammer be sold at auction. Hammer out 1 make flat or smooth by hammering. - work out details of (a plan etc.) Laboriously. - play (a tune, esp. On the piano) loudly or clumsily. hammering n. (esp. In sense 4 of v.). [old english] HAMPER
n. Large basket, usu. With a hinged lid and containing food. [french hanap goblet]
- v. Prevent the free movement of; hinder. [origin unknown] HANDLE
—n. - part by which a thing is held, carried, or controlled.
- fact that may be taken advantage of (gave a handle to his critics). - colloq. Personal title. —v. (-ling) 1 touch, feel, operate, or move with the hands. - manage, deal with (can handle people). - deal in (goods). - treat (a subject). [old english: related to *hand] HANGAR
n. Building for housing aircraft etc. [french]
n. - person or thing that hangs.
- (in full coat-hanger) shaped piece of wood etc. For hanging clothes on. HANGUP
n. Slang emotional problem or inhibition.
v. (foll. By for, after, or to + infin.) Long for; crave. hankering n. [from obsolete hank]
n. (in full hansom cab) hist. Two-wheeled horse-drawn cab. [hansom, name of an architect]
v. - occur (by chance or otherwise).
- (foll. By to + infin.) Have the (good or bad) fortune to (i happened to meet her). - (foll. By to) be the (esp. Unwelcome) fate or experience of (what happened to you?). - (foll. By on) encounter or discover by chance. as it happens in fact; in reality. [related to *haphazard] HARASS
v. - trouble and annoy continually.
- make repeated attacks on. harassment n. [french]
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