One day Holmes and Watson are flying a dirigible balloon. It is foggy around, they have lost their way. Suddenly they see - a shepherd is grazing sheep below. The men are very glad and shout:
- The dear, tell us, please, where we are now?
- You are in the dirigible balloon.
- I understand... - Holmes says. - We are flying over Russia.
- But why? - Watson is surprised.
- It’s elementary, Buddy! Only a programmer could give such an exact and useless answer at the same time. And only in Russia programmers can look after sheep.
n. Frill or gathering of lace etc. ruched adj. [french, = beehive]
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 (of a person, complexion, etc.) Freshly or healthily red.
- colloq. Bloody, damnable. ruddily adv. Ruddiness n. [old english]
league n. Partly professional rugby with teams of 13.
- n. (in full rugby football) team game played with an oval ball that may be kicked or carried. [rugby school, where it was first played]
- union n. Amateur rugby with teams of 15.
n. - person exercising government or dominion.
- straight usu. Graduated strip of wood, metal, or plastic used to draw or measure.
n. - latin american ballroom dance orig. From cuba.
- music for this. [american spanish]
n. Card-game played usu. With two packs. [origin unknown]
(brit. Rumour) —n. (often foll. By of or that) general talk, assertion, or hearsay of doubtful accuracy (heard a rumour that you are leaving). —v. (usu. In passive) report by way of rumour (it is rumoured that you are leaving). [latin rumor noise]