One day an unknown youth asked Mozart to explain to him how to start to compose a symphony.
- You are young, - answered Mozart. In the beginning write a ballade, and if you like it, come to me.
- But you! At the age of ten you have composed a lot of music.
- But I did not ask anybody how to do it.
- 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]