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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n. Esp. Scot. & n.engl. Or poet. Girl. [old norse]
minute n. (also last moment) the time just before an important event (often (with hyphen) attrib.: last-minute panic).
- name n. Surname. - post n. Bugle-call at military funerals or as a signal to retire for the night. - rites n.pl. Rites for a person about to die. - straw n. (prec. By the) slight addition to a burden that makes it finally unbearable. - trump n. (prec. By the) trumpet-blast to wake the dead on judgement day. - word n. (prec. By the) 1 final or definitive statement. - (often foll. By in) latest fashion. - —adj. - after all others; coming at or belonging to the end. - most recent; next before a specified time (last christmas). - only remaining (last chance). - (prec. By the) least likely or suitable (the last person i'd want). - lowest in rank (last place). —adv. - after all others (esp. In comb.: last-mentioned). - on the most recent occasion (when did you last see him?). - lastly. —n. - person or thing that is last, last-mentioned, most recent, etc. - (prec. By the) last mention or sight etc. (shall never hear the last of it). - last performance of certain acts (breathed his last). - (prec. By the) the end; death (fighting to the last). at last (or long last) in the end; after much delay. [old english, = latest] - v. - remain unexhausted or alive for a specified or considerable time (food to last a week). - continue for a specified time (match lasts an hour). last out be strong enough or sufficient for the whole of a given period. [old english] - n. Shoemaker's model for shaping a shoe etc. stick to one's last not meddle in what one does not understand. [old english] LATE
—adj. - after the due or usual time; occurring or done after the proper time.
- a far on in the day or night or in a specified period. B far on in development. - flowering or ripening towards the end of the season. - no longer alive; no longer having the specified status, former (my late husband; the late prime minister). - of recent date. —adv. - after the due or usual time. - far on in time. - at or till a late hour. - at a late stage of development. - formerly but not now (late of the scillies). late in the day colloq. At a late stage in the proceedings. lateness n. [old english] LATH
n. (pl. Laths) thin flat strip of wood. [old english]
—v. Praise or extol. —n. - praise; hymn of praise.
- (in pl.) The first morning prayer of the roman catholic church. [latin laus laud-] LAVA
n. Matter flowing from a volcano and solidifying as it cools. [latin lavo wash]
v. (-ving) literary 1 wash, bathe.
- (of water) wash against; flow along. [latin lavo wash] LAWN
tennis n. Tennis played with a soft ball on outdoor grass or a hard court.
- n. Piece of closely-mown grass in a garden etc. [french launde glade] - n. Fine linen or cotton. [probably from laon in france] LAZE
—v. (-zing) 1 spend time idly.
- (foll. By away) pass (time) idly. —n. Spell of lazing. [back-formation from *lazy] LAZY
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 disinclined to work, doing little work.
- of or inducing idleness. lazily adv. Laziness n. [perhaps from low german]
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Polar bears are left handed.