One evening Sherlock Holmes was going along the street and suddenly saw a man down…
- It’s certain, this gentleman is very tired after work… or he is dead drunk… or he is after being with a woman, … — reflected Holmes. As it’s Sunday today, he can’t be coming back from work… At such a late hour all shops are closed, and he couldn’t buy alcohol. So he is coming back from a woman. But in this remote place there are only two women — Watson’s wife and mine. Consequently, as I’m coming back from Watson’s wife, …
- Watson, rascal, get up!!!
—n. (in full morse code) code in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short light or sound signals. —v. (-sing) signal by morse code. [morse, name of an electrician]
v. (-eys, -eyed) (often foll. By along) slang go in a leisurely manner. [origin unknown]
n. Roadside hotel for motorists. [from motor hotel]
n. Mus. Short religious choral work. [french: related to *mot]
n. - theme that is repeated and developed in an artistic work.
- decorative design or pattern.
- ornament sewn separately on a garment. [french: related to *motive]
bike n. Colloq. = *motor cycle.
- boat n. Motor-driven boat.
- car n. = *car 1.
- cycle n. Two-wheeled motor vehicle without pedal propulsion. motor cyclist n.
- scooter see *scooter.
- vehicle n. Road vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine.
- —n. - thing that imparts motion.
- machine (esp. One using electricity or internal combustion) supplying motive power for a vehicle or other machine.
- = *car 1.
- (attrib.) A giving, imparting, or producing motion. B driven by a motor (motor-mower). C of or for motor vehicles. D anat. Relating to muscular movement or the nerves activating it. —v. Go or convey in a motor vehicle. [latin: related to *move]
n. (pl. -es) 1 maxim adopted as a rule of conduct.
- phrase or sentence accompanying a coat of arms.
- appropriate inscription.
- joke, maxim, etc. In a paper cracker. [italian: related to *mot]
(us mold) —n. - hollow container into which a substance is poured or pressed to harden into a required shape.
- a vessel for shaping puddings etc. B pudding etc. Made in this way.
- form or shape.
- frame or template for producing mouldings.
- character or type (in heroic mould). —v. - make (an object) in a required shape or from certain ingredients (moulded out of clay).
- give shape to.
- influence the development of. [french modle from latin *modulus]
- n. (us mold) furry growth of fungi occurring esp. In moist warm conditions. [old norse]
- n. (us mold) 1 loose earth.
- upper soil of cultivated land, esp. When rich in organic matter. [old english]
(us molt) —v. (also absol.) Shed (feathers, hair, a shell etc.) In the process of renewing plumage, a coat, etc. —n. Moulting. [latin muto change]
Snails produce a colorless, sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves.