An admiral is standing by a candy machine at the Naval Academy in Annapolis when he stops a plebe walking by.
- "Sailor, do you have change for a dollar?"
- "Sure, buddy," - says the plebe, rooting around his pocket.
- "That"s no way to address an officer! Now let"s try it again. Do you have change for a dollar?"
The plebe snaps to attention and barks,
- "No, sir!"
n. Person who advocates or practises going unclothed. nudism n.
n. - lump of gold etc., as found in the earth.
- lump of anything.
- something valuable. [apparently from dial. Nug lump]
crunching n. Colloq. Process of making complex calculations.
- one —n. Colloq. Oneself. —adj. Most important (the number one priority).
- —n. - a arithmetical value representing a particular quantity. B word, symbol, or figure representing this. C arithmetical value showing position in a series (registration number).
- (often foll. By of) total count or aggregate (the number of accidents has decreased).
- numerical reckoning (the laws of number).
- a (in sing. Or pl.) Quantity, amount (a large number of people; only in small numbers). B (a number of) several (of). C (in pl.) Numerical preponderance (force of numbers).
- person or thing having a place in a series, esp. A single issue of a magazine, an item in a programme, etc.
- company, collection, group (among our number).
- gram. A classification of words by their singular or plural forms. B such a form. —v. - include (i number you among my friends).
- assign a number or numbers to.
- amount to (a specified number).
- count. one's days are numbered one does not have long to live. Have a person's number colloq. Understand a person's real motives, character, etc. One's number is up colloq. One is doomed to die soon. Without number innumerable. [latin numerus]
n. (pl. -s) papal ambassador. [latin nuntius messenger]
n. - hard aromatic seed used as a spice and in medicine.
- e. Indian tree bearing this. [french nois nut, mugue *musk]
n. Coypu fur. [spanish, = otter]
n. Slang crazy person.
v. (-ling) 1 prod or rub gently with the nose.
- (foll. By into, against, up to) press the nose gently.
- nestle; lie snug. [from *nose]
n. (pl. -s) colloq. Nymphomaniac. [abbreviation]
n. Feast-day of the saint after whom a person is named.