A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before.
"You"ll get your chance in court," said the sergeant.
"No, no no!" said the man. "I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I"ve been trying to do that for years!"
- talk or write incoherently. —n. Walk taken for pleasure. [dutch rammelen]
v. (-ies, -ied) (cause to) form branches, subdivisions, or offshoots; branch out. [latin ramus branch]
n. - rod for ramming down the charge of a muzzle-loading firearm.
- thing that is very straight or rigid.
adj. Smelling or tasting like rank stale fat. rancidity n. [latin rancidus stinking]
n. (brit. Rancour) inveterate bitterness, malignant hate. rancorous adj. [latin rancor: related to *rancid]
adj. Made, done, etc., without method or conscious choice. at random without a particular aim. randomize v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing). Randomization n. Randomly adv. Randomness n. [french randon from randir gallop]
n. - keeper of a royal or national park, or of a forest.
- member of a body of mounted soldiers.
- (ranger) senior guide.
v. (-ling) (of envy, disappointment, etc., or their cause) cause persistent annoyance or resentment. [french (d)rancler fester, from medieval latin dra(cu)nculus little serpent]
—n. - money demanded or paid for the release of a prisoner.
- liberation of a prisoner in return for this. —v. - buy the freedom or restoration of; redeem.
- = hold to ransom (see *hold1).
- release for a ransom. [latin: related to *redemption]