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!"
comb. Form (us pedo-) child. [greek pais paid- child]
—n. Non-religious person, pantheist, or heathen, esp. In pre-christian times. —adj. - a of pagans. B irreligious.
- pantheistic. paganism n. [latin paganus from pagus country district]
n. Bleeping radio device, calling its wearer to the telephone etc.
shop n. Part of a factory where cars etc. Are sprayed or painted.
- —n. - pigment, esp. In liquid form, for colouring a surface.
- this as a dried film or coating (paint peeled off). —v. - a cover (a wall, object, etc.) With paint. B apply paint of a specified colour to (paint the door green).
- depict (an object, scene, etc.) In paint; produce (a picture) thus.
- describe vividly (painted a gloomy picture).
- joc. Or archaic a apply make-up to (the face, skin, etc.). B apply (a liquid to the skin etc.). paint out efface with paint. Paint the town red colloq. Enjoy oneself flamboyantly. [latin pingo pict-]
comb. Form (brit. Palaeo-) ancient; prehistoric. [greek palaios]
adj. (-ier, -iest) colloq. Friendly.
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 of, like, or abounding in palms.
- triumphant, flourishing (palmy days).
—n. (pl. -ies) paralysis, esp. With involuntary tremors. —v. (-ies, -ied) affect with palsy. [french: related to *paralysis]
car n. Police patrol car.
- n. - (also giant panda) large bearlike black and white mammal native to china and tibet.
- (also red panda) reddish-brown himalayan racoon-like mammal. [nepali]
game n. Broadcast quiz etc. Played by a panel.
- —n. - distinct, usu. Rectangular, section of a surface (e.g. Of a wall, door, or vehicle).
- strip of material in a garment.
- team in a broadcast game, discussion, etc.
- a list of available jurors. B jury. —v. (-ll-; us -l-) fit, cover, or decorate with panels. [latin diminutive of pannus: related to *pane]