There once was a very rich man who wanted to take his wealth with him when he died. He prayed and prayed until the Lord gave in, but on one condition – he could only take one suitcase of his wealth.
The rich man began to worry, "What kind of currency should I take – the dollar, the pound, the euro, the yen?" He finally decided to turn everything into gold bullion.
The day came when God called him home. St. Peter told him that he couldn’t bring in his suitcase with him. The man explained that he had an agreement with God.
"That’s unusual," St. Peter said. "Mind if I take a look?"
The man opened his suitcase to reveal the shining gold bullion.
"Why in heaven would you bring pavement?" St. Peter exclaimed
- momentary faint or sick feeling. [origin uncertain]
n. Physics component of elementary particles. [word used by joyce in finnegans wake (1939)]
- n. A kind of low-fat curd cheese. [german]
n. Liquid measure equal to a quarter of a gallon; two pints (0.946 litre). [latin quartus fourth]
v. - annul; reject as invalid, esp. By a legal procedure.
- suppress, crush. [french quasser from latin]
comb. Form 1 seemingly, not really.
- almost. [latin quasi as if]
bee n. - fertile female bee.
- woman who behaves as if she is the most important person in a group.
- mother n. Dowager who is mother of the sovereign.
- of the may n. = *may queen.
- —n. - (as a title usu. Queen) female sovereign.
- (in full queen consort) king's wife.
- woman, country, or thing pre-eminent of its kind.
- fertile female among ants, bees, etc.
- most powerful piece in chess.
- court-card depicting a queen.
- (the queen) national anthem when the sovereign is female.
- slang offens. Male homosexual.
- belle or mock sovereign for some event (queen of the may). —v. Chess convert (a pawn) into a queen when it reaches the opponent's side of the board. queenly adj. (-ier, -iest). Queenliness n. [old english]
—adj. - strange, odd, eccentric.
- shady, suspect, of questionable character.
- slightly ill; faint.
- slang offens. (esp. Of a man) homosexual. —n. Slang offens. Homosexual. —v. Slang spoil, put out of order. in queer street slang in difficulty, esp. In debt. Queer a person's pitch colloq. Spoil a person's chances. [origin uncertain]
v. - crush or put down (a rebellion etc.).
- suppress (fear etc.). [old english]
n. Hand-mill for grinding corn. [old english]
—n. (pl. -ies) 1 question.
- question mark or the word query as a mark of interrogation. —v. (-ies, -ied) 1 ask or inquire.
- call in question.
- dispute the accuracy of. [latin quaere imperative of quaero inquire]