A woman entered a fruit store and said to the clerk, "I want to purchase some fruit for my sick husband."
"We have some very nice sweet cherries on sale for a dollar a box," said the clerk.
She looked them over and decided to take a box. Handing them to the clerk she added, "Have they been sprayed with poison?"
Replied the clerk, "No ma’am. You will have to purchase that at the drug store."
- scene of this. [place in hell in milton's paradise lost: related to *pan-, *demon]
n. Person who beats out the metal panels of vehicles.
n. Person who hangs wallpaper, esp. For a living.
n. Small heavy object for keeping loose papers in place.
n. - drug used to relieve pain and reduce fever.
- tablet of this. [from para-acetylaminophenol]
adj. (of services etc.) Supplementing and assisting medical work.
n. Member of a body of paratroops.
n. (often attrib.) Fever resembling typhoid.
n. (pl. Parentheses) 1 a explanatory or qualifying word, clause, or sentence inserted into a sentence etc., and usu. Marked off by brackets, dashes, or commas. B (in pl.) Round brackets ( ) used for this.
- interlude or interval. parenthetic adj. Parenthetically adv. [greek: related to *para-1, *en-2, *thesis]