One day Holmes and Watson are flying a dirigible balloon. It is foggy around, they have lost their way. Suddenly they see - a shepherd is grazing sheep below. The men are very glad and shout:
- The dear, tell us, please, where we are now?
- You are in the dirigible balloon.
- I understand... - Holmes says. - We are flying over Russia.
- But why? - Watson is surprised.
- It’s elementary, Buddy! Only a programmer could give such an exact and useless answer at the same time. And only in Russia programmers can look after sheep.
- assert or imply the non-existence of. [latin nego deny]
n. Wrestling-hold in which one arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand is applied to the neck (half nelson), or both arms and hands are applied (full nelson). [apparently from the name nelson]
n. Son of one's brother or sister or of one's spouse's brother or sister. [latin nepos]
n. Sea-nymph. [latin from greek]
v. (-ling) 1 (often foll. By down, in, etc.) Settle oneself comfortably.
- press oneself against another in affection etc.
- (foll. By in, into, etc.) Push (a head or shoulder etc.) Affectionately or snugly.
- lie half hidden or embedded. [old english]
adj. Archaic = *lower1. [old english]
- regions n.pl. (also nether world) hell; the underworld.
—n. - plant with jagged leaves covered with stinging hairs.