Upon entering the little country store, the stranger noticed a sign saying "DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG!" posted on the glass door.
Inside he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register.
He asked the store manager,
"Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?"
"Yep, that"s him," he replied.
The stranger couldn"t help but be amused.
"That certainly doesn"t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?"
"Because," the owner replied, "before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."
race n. Race between teams of which each member in turn covers part of the distance.
- v. (past and past part. Re-laid) lay again or differently.
- —n. - fresh set of people etc. Substituted for tired ones.
- supply of material similarly used.
- = *relay race.
- device activating an electric circuit etc. In response to changes affecting itself.
- a device to receive, reinforce, and transmit a message, broadcast, etc. B relayed message or transmission. —v. Receive (a message, broadcast, etc.) And transmit it to others. [french relai from latin laxo: see *lax]
—v. (-tt-; past and past part. -let) let (a property) for a further period or to a new tenant. —n. Re-let property.
n. - object that is interesting because of its age or association.
- part of a dead holy person's body or belongings kept as an object of reverence.
- surviving custom or belief etc. From a past age.
- memento or souvenir.
- (in pl.) What has survived.
- (in pl.) Dead body or remains of a person. [latin reliquiae remains: related to *relinquish]
—v. (-tt-) 1 cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt, punishment, etc.).
- abate or slacken; cease partly or entirely.
- send (money etc.) In payment.
- a (foll. By to) refer (a matter for decision etc.) To some authority. B send back (a case) to a lower court.
- postpone or defer.
- pardon (sins etc.). —n. - terms of reference of a committee etc.
- item remitted for consideration. [latin remitto -miss-]
—v. Mix again. —n. Remixed recording.
adj. Of the kidneys. [latin renes kidneys]
v. - revive; make new again; restore to the original state.
- reinforce; resupply; replace.
- repeat or re-establish, resume after an interruption (renewed our acquaintance).
- (also absol.) Grant or be granted continuation of (a licence, subscription, lease, etc.).
- recover (strength etc.). renewable adj. Renewal n.
v. (past and past part. Repaid) 1 pay back (money).
- make repayment to (a person).
- requite, reward (a service, action, etc.) (repaid their kindness; book repays study). repayable adj. Repayment n.
v. (-ll-) 1 drive back; ward off (repel an attacker).
- refuse to accept (repelled offers of help).
- be repulsive or distasteful to.
- resist mixing with or admitting (oil and water repel each other; surface repels moisture).
- (of a magnetic pole) push away from itself (like poles repel). repellent adj. & n. [latin repello -puls-]
—v. (-ies, -ied) 1 (often foll. By to) make an answer, respond in word or action.
- say in answer. —n. (pl. -ies) 1 replying (what did they say in reply?).
- what is replied; response. [latin replico fold back]