Once Holmes was visited by the person with a request for help. He was in a worn suit, a shirt with shabby cuffs and an old top head on his head. Holmes refused to help him. When the man left, disappointed Watson jumped on his friend:
- Sherlock, you are a great detective. How could you refuse to help the poor man?
- My dear friend, he was not absolutely poor. It his purse there was 115 pounds and 25 pence.
- But how do you know ?
- It is elementary, Buddy. Let’s count it together.
- bank n. Bank of a river on the right facing downstream.
- hand n. = *right-hand man.
- honourable n. Title given to certain high officials, e.g. Privy counsellors.
- of way n. - right established by usage to pass over another's ground.
- path subject to such a right.
- right of a vehicle to precedence.
- reverend n. Bishop's title.
- turn n. Turn of 90 degrees to the right.
- wing —n. - more conservative section of a political party or system.
- right side of a football etc. Team on the field. —adj. (right-wing) conservative or reactionary. right-winger n.
- —adj. - (of conduct etc.) Just, morally or socially correct (do the right thing).
- true, correct (which is the right way?).
- suitable or preferable (right person for the job).
- sound or normal; healthy; satisfactory (engine doesn't sound right).
- on or towards the east side of the human body, or of any object etc., when facing north.
- (of a side of fabric etc.) Meant for display or use.
- colloq. Real; complete (made a right mess of it).
- (also right) polit. Of the right. —n. - that which is correct or just; fair treatment (often in pl.: rights and wrongs of the case).
- justification or fair claim (has no right to speak).
- legal or moral entitlement; authority to act (human rights; right of reply).
- right-hand part, region, or direction.
- boxing a right hand. B blow with this.
- (often right) a conservative political group or section. B conservatives collectively.
- side of a stage to the right of a person facing the audience. —v. - (often refl.) Restore to a proper, straight, or vertical position.
- correct or avenge (mistakes, wrongs, etc.); set in order; make reparation. —adv. - straight (go right on).
- colloq. Immediately (do it right now).
- a (foll. By to, round, through, etc.) All the way (sank right to the bottom). B (foll. By off, out, etc.) Completely (came right off its hinges).
- exactly, quite (right in the middle).
- justly, properly, correctly, truly, satisfactorily (not holding it right; if i remember right).
- on or to the right side. —int. Colloq. Expressing agreement or assent. by right (or rights) if right were done. Do right by act dutifully towards (a person). In one's own right through one's own position or effort etc. In the right having justice or truth on one's side. In one's right mind sane. Of (or as of) right having legal or moral etc. Entitlement. On the right side of colloq. - in the favour of (a person etc.).
- somewhat less than (a specified age). Put (or set) right 1 restore to order, health, etc.
- correct the mistaken impression etc. Of (a person). Put (or set) to rights make correct or well ordered. Right away (or off) immediately. Right oh! (or ho!) = *righto. Right on! Slang expression of strong approval or encouragement. A right one colloq. Foolish or funny person. Right you are! Colloq. Exclamation of assent. Too right slang expression of agreement. rightness n. [old english]
adj. - not flexible; unbendable.
- (of a person, conduct, etc.) Inflexible, unbending, harsh. rigidity n. Rigidly adv. Rigidness n. [latin rigidus from rigeo be stiff]
mortis n. Stiffening of the body after death.
- n. Feeling of cold with shivering and a rise in temperature, preceding a fever etc. [latin rigeo be stiff]
- n. (brit. Rigour) 1 a severity, strictness, harshness. B (in pl.) Harsh measures or conditions.
- logical exactitude.
- strict enforcement of rules etc. (utmost rigour of the law).
- austerity of life. [latin: related to *rigor1]
—v. (-sing) (often foll. By through, out) 1 wash or treat with clean water etc.
- wash lightly.
- put (clothes etc.) Through clean water after washing.
- (foll. By out, away) clear (impurities) by rinsing. —n. - rinsing (give it a rinse).