The doctor explained to Jenkins that he had a serious ailment for which an operation was absolutely imperative.
The patient turned pale and asked, "Isn’t it very dangerous?"
"Yes," the doctor replied. "Five out of six who undergo this operation die, but as for you, you have nothing to worry about."
"Why not?" eagerly inquired the patient.
"Well, you’re sure to recover because my last five patients died," the doctor reassured him.
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n. - ordained minister of the roman catholic or orthodox church, or of the anglican church (above a deacon and below a bishop).
- (fem. Priestess) official minister of a non-christian religion. priesthood n. Priestly adj. [latin *presbyter] PRIMAL
adj. - primitive, primeval.
- chief, fundamental. [latin: related to *prime1] PRIMER
n. Substance used to prime wood etc.
- n. - elementary textbook for teaching children to read. - introductory book. [latin: related to *prime1] PRIMUS
n. Propr. Portable cooking stove burning vaporized oil. [latin, = first]
consort n. (title conferred on) the husband of a reigning queen who is himself a prince.
- n. (as a title usu. Prince) 1 male member of a royal family other than the reigning king. - ruler of a small state. - noble man in some countries. - (often foll. By of) chief or greatest (the prince of novelists). [latin princeps -cip-] - of wales n. (title conferred on) the eldest son and heir apparent of the british monarch. - regent n. Prince who acts as regent, esp. The future george iv. PRIORY
n. (pl. -ies) monastery governed by a prior or nunnery governed by a prioress. [anglo-french and medieval latin: related to *prior]
n. - place of captivity, esp. A building to which persons are committed while awaiting trial or for punishment.
- custody, confinement. [latin prehendo seize] PRISSY
adj. (-ier, -iest) prim, prudish. prissily adv. Prissiness n. [perhaps from *prim, *sissy]
n. Bushy evergreen shrub used for hedges. [origin unknown]
and loss account n. Account showing net profit or loss at any time.
- margin n. Profit after the deduction of costs. - —n. - advantage or benefit. - financial gain; excess of returns over outlay. —v. (-t-) 1 (also absol.) Be beneficial to. - obtain advantage or benefit (profited by the experience). at a profit with financial gain. [latin profectus: related to *proficient]
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When a giraffe"s baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.