Upon entering the little country store, the stranger noticed a sign saying "DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG!" posted on the glass door.
Inside he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register.
He asked the store manager, "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?"
"Yep, that"s him," he replied.
The stranger couldn"t help but be amused.
"That certainly doesn"t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?"
"Because," the owner replied, "before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."
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]