A woman entered a fruit store and said to the clerk, "I want to purchase some fruit for my sick husband."
"We have some very nice sweet cherries on sale for a dollar a box," said the clerk.
She looked them over and decided to take a box. Handing them to the clerk she added, "Have they been sprayed with poison?"
Replied the clerk, "No ma’am. You will have to purchase that at the drug store."
n. - a any of the fine threadlike strands growing from the skin of mammals, esp. From the human head. B these collectively (has long hair).
- thing resembling a hair.
- elongated cell growing from a plant.
- very small quantity or extent (also attrib.: hair crack). get in a person's hair colloq. Annoy a person. Keep one's hair on colloq. Keep calm; not get angry. Let one's hair down colloq. Enjoy oneself by abandoning restraint. Make one's hair stand on end colloq. Horrify one. Not turn a hair remain unmoved or unaffected. hairless adj. [old english]
- of the dog n. Further alcoholic drink taken to cure the effects of drink.
- shirt n. Shirt of haircloth, worn formerly by penitents and ascetics.
n. (also hadj) islamic pilgrimage to mecca. [arabic]
n. Nz 1 maori ceremonial war dance with chanting.
- imitation of this by a sports team before a match. [maori]
n. (pl. Same) marine fish resembling the cod, used as food. [origin uncertain]
adj. Strong and healthy (esp. In hale and hearty). [var. Of *whole]
board n. Provision of bed, breakfast, and one main meal at a hotel etc.
- hitch n. Knot formed by passing the end of a rope round its standing part and then through the loop.
- holiday n. Half a day as holiday.
- measures n.pl. Unsatisfactory compromise or inadequate policy.
- moon n. - moon when only half its surface is illuminated.
- time when this occurs.
- semicircular object.
- nelson see *nelson.
- —n. (pl. Halves) 1 either of two (esp. Equal) parts into which a thing is divided.
- colloq. Half a pint, esp. Of beer.
- sport either of two equal periods of play.
- colloq. Half-price fare or ticket, esp. For a child.
- colloq. = *half-back. —adj. - amounting to half (half the men).
- forming a half (a half share). —adv. - (often in comb.) To the extent of half; partly (half cooked).
- to some extent (esp. In idiomatic phrases: half dead; am half convinced).
- (in reckoning time) by the amount of half (an hour etc.) (half past two). at half cock see *cock1. By half (prec. By too + adj.) Excessively (too clever by half). By halves imperfectly or incompletely (does nothing by halves). Half a mind see *mind. Half the time see *time. Not half 1 slang extremely, violently (he didn't half swear).
- not nearly (not half long enough).
- colloq. Not at all (not half bad). [old english]
n. - area into which the front entrance of a house etc. Opens.
- large room or building for meetings, concerts, etc.
- large country house or estate.
- (in full hall of residence) residence for students.
- (in a college etc.) Dining-room.
- premises of a guild (fishmongers' hall).
- large public room in a palace etc. [old english]
var. Of *haulm.
—n. (pl. -es) 1 disc or circle of light shown surrounding the head of a sacred person.
- glory associated with an idealized person etc.
- circle of white or coloured light round a luminous body, esp. The sun or moon. —v. (-es, -ed) surround with a halo. [greek halos threshing-floor, disc of the sun or moon]
—n. - stop (usu. Temporary) (come to a halt).
- minor stopping-place on a local railway line. —v. Stop; come or bring to a halt. call a halt (to) decide to stop. [german: related to *hold1]