The general went out to find that none of his GIs were there. One finally ran up, panting heavily.
"Sorry, sir! I can explain, you see I had a date and it ran a little late. I ran to the bus but missed it, I hailed a cab but it broke down, found a farm, bought a horse but it dropped dead, ran 10 miles, and now I"m here."
The general was very skeptical about this explanation but at least he was here so he let the G.I. go.
Moments later, eight more GIs came up to the general panting, he asked them why they were late.
"Sorry, sir! I had a date and it ran a little late, I ran to the bus but missed it, I hailed a cab but it broke down, found a farm, bought a horse but it dropped dead, ran 10 miles, and now I"m here."
The general eyed them, feeling very skeptical but since he let the first guy go, he let them go, too.
A ninth GI jogged up to the general, panting heavily. "Sorry, sir! I had a date and it ran a little late, I ran to the bus but missed it, I hailed a cab but..."
"Let me guess," the general interrupted, "it broke down."
"No," said the G.I., "there were so many dead horses in the road, it took forever to get around them."
—adj. (foll. By of) without regard or consideration for. —adv. Without paying attention.
—v. (-ting) 1 bring or come into renewed existence; generate again.
- improve the moral condition of.
- impart new, more vigorous, or spiritually higher life or nature to.
—adj. Of a regiment. —n. (in pl.) Military uniform, esp. Of a particular regiment. regimentally adv.
nurse n. Nurse with a state certificate of competence.
- post n. Postal procedure with special precautions for safety and for compensation in case of loss.
n. - regulating or being regulated.
- prescribed rule.
- (attrib.) A in accordance with regulations; of the correct type etc. B colloq. Usual.
concrete n. Concrete with metal bars or wire etc. Embedded to increase its strength.
v. (-ting) make (as if) young again. rejuvenation n. [latin juvenis young]
n. - being relative.
- physics a (special theory of relativity) theory based on the principle that all motion is relative and that light has a constant velocity. B (general theory of relativity) theory extending this to gravitation and accelerated motion.
A dog"s sense of smell is one of the keenest in nature. If a pot of stew was cooking on a stove, a human would smell the stew, while the dog could smell the beef, carrots, peas, potatoes, spices, and all the other individual ingredients in the stew.