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."
- rc ch. Sentence debarring a person, or esp. A place, from ecclesiastical functions and privileges. —v. - prohibit (an action).
- forbid the use of.
- (usu. Foll. By from + verbal noun) restrain (a person).
- (usu. Foll. By to) forbid (a thing) to a person. interdiction n. Interdictory adj. [latin dico say]
—n. - surface forming a boundary between two regions.
- means or place of interaction between two systems etc.; interaction (the interface between psychology and education).
- esp. Computing apparatus for connecting two pieces of equipment so that they can be operated jointly. —v. (-cing) (often foll. By with) 1 connect with (another piece of equipment etc.) By an interface.
v. (-ring) 1 (usu. Foll. By with) a (of a person) meddle; obstruct a process etc. B (of a thing) be a hindrance.
- (usu. Foll. By in) intervene, esp. Without invitation or necessity.
- (foll. By with) euphem. Molest or assault sexually.
- (of light or other waves) combine so as to cause interference. [latin ferio strike]
v. (-sing) 1 a (usu. Foll. By with) mix (a thing) with; intersperse. B blend (things).
- (of two things) blend with each other. interfusion n. [latin: related to *fuse1]
v. - utter (words) abruptly or parenthetically.
- interrupt. [latin jacio throw]
v. (-cing) 1 bind intricately together; interweave.
- cross each other intricately. interlacement n.
v. (usu. Foll. By with) mix (writing or speech) with unusual words or phrases. [french]
v. (-ning) put an extra layer of material between the fabric of (a garment) and its lining.