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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adj. Grasping, extortionate, predatory. rapacity n. [latin rapax: related to *rape1]
n. (pl. -ies) 1 a red blackberry-like fruit. B bramble bearing this.
- colloq. Sound made by blowing through the lips, expressing derision or disapproval. [origin unknown] RATEPAYER
n. Person liable to pay rates.
n. Fundamental reason, logical basis. [neuter of latin rationalis: related to *rational]
adj. Lovely, beautiful. ravishingly adv.
n. Auk with a sharp-edged bill.
n. (also razor's edge) 1 keen edge.
- sharp mountain-ridge. - critical situation. - sharp line of division. READDRESS
v. - change the address of (an item for posting).
- address (a problem etc.) Anew. - speak or write to anew. READINESS
n. - ready or prepared state.
- willingness. - facility; promptness in argument or action. READYMADE
adj. (also ready-to-wear) (esp. Of clothes) made in a standard size, not to measure.
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Every night, wasps bite into the stem of a plant, lock their mandibles (jaws) into position, stretch out at right angles to the stem, and, with legs dangling, fall asleep.