Tom had won a toy at a raffle. He called his kids together to ask which one should have the present.
“Who is the most obedient?” he asked. “Who never talks back to mother? Who does everything she says?”
Five small voices answered in unison. “Okay, dad, you get the toy.”
n. Colloq. Representative, esp. A commercial traveller. [abbreviation]
- n. Colloq. - repertory.
- repertory theatre or company. [abbreviation]
- colloq. —n. (in pl.) Number of revolutions of an engine per minute. —v. (-vv-) 1 (of an engine) revolve; turn over.
- (also absol.; often foll. By up) cause (an engine) to run quickly. [abbreviation]
n. - (after the name) reigning king (george rex).
- law the crown (rex v. Jones). [latin]
abbr. Rugby football club.
n. Seventeenth letter of the greek alphabet (r, r). [greek]
abbr. Royal horticultural society.
—n. - each of the curved bones joined to the spine in pairs and protecting the chest.
- joint of meat from this part of an animal.
- supporting ridge, timber, rod, etc. Across a surface or through a structure.
- knitting combination of plain and purl stitches producing a ribbed design. —v.
v. (-dd-; past and past part. Rid) (foll. By of) free (a person or place) of something unwanted. be (or get) rid of be freed or relieved of; dispose of. [old norse]
—v. (-gg-) 1 provide (a ship) with sails, rigging, etc.
- (often foll. By out, up) fit with clothes or other equipment.
- (foll. By up) set up hastily or as a makeshift.
- assemble and adjust the parts of (an aircraft). —n. - arrangement of a ship's masts, sails, etc.
- equipment for a special purpose, e.g. A radio transmitter.
- = *oil rig.
- colloq. Style of dress; uniform (in full rig). rigged adj. (also in comb.). [perhaps from scandinavian]
- —v. (-gg-) manage or fix (a result etc.) Fraudulently (rigged the election). —n. Trick, dodge, or way of swindling. rig the market cause an artificial rise or fall in prices. rigger n. [origin unknown]
n. - edge or border, esp. Of something circular.
- outer edge of a wheel, holding the tyre.
- part of spectacle frames around the lens. rimless adj. Rimmed adj. (also in comb.). [old english]