An admiral is standing by a candy machine at the Naval Academy in Annapolis when he stops a plebe walking by.
- "Sailor, do you have change for a dollar?"
- "Sure, buddy," - says the plebe, rooting around his pocket.
- "That"s no way to address an officer! Now let"s try it again. Do you have change for a dollar?"
The plebe snaps to attention and barks,
- "No, sir!"
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abbr. May he, she, or they rest in peace. [latin requiesca(n)t in pace]
- —v. (-pp-) 1 tear or cut (a thing) quickly or forcibly away or apart (ripped out the lining). - a make (a hole etc.) By ripping. B make a long tear or cut in. - come violently apart; split. - rush along. —n. - long tear or cut. - act of ripping. let rip colloq. - (allow to) proceed or act without restraint or interference. - speak violently. Rip into colloq. Attack (a person) verbally. Rip off colloq. - swindle. - steal. [origin unknown] - n. Stretch of rough water caused by meeting currents. [origin uncertain] - n. - dissolute person; rascal. - worthless horse. [origin uncertain] RIT
Abbr. Mus. Ritardando.
abbr. Royal military academy.
abbr. Ribonucleic acid.
v. (-bb-) (often foll. By of) 1 (also absol.) Take unlawfully from, esp. By force or threat (robbed the safe; robbed her of her jewels).
- deprive of what is due or normal (robbed of sleep). robber n. [french rob(b)er from germanic] ROC
n. Gigantic bird of eastern legend. [spanish from arabic]
n. - slender straight cylindrical bar or stick.
- a cane for flogging. B (prec. By the) use of this. - = *fishing-rod. - hist. (as a measure) perch or square perch (see *perch1). make a rod for one's own back make trouble for oneself. [old english] ROE
n. - (also hard roe) mass of eggs in a female fish's ovary.
- (also soft roe) milt of a male fish. [low german or dutch] - n. (pl. Same or -s) (also roe-deer) small kind of deer. [old english] ROM
Abbr. Roman (type).
- n. Computing read-only memory. [abbreviation] ROT
—v. (-tt-) 1 (of animal or vegetable matter) lose its original form by the chemical action of bacteria, fungi, etc.; decay.
- gradually perish or waste away (left to rot in prison). - cause to rot, make rotten. —n. - rotting; decay. - slang nonsense (talks rot). - decline in standards etc. (rot set in). —int. Expressing incredulity or ridicule. [old english]
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Adult ants cannot chew and swallow solid food. Instead they swallow the juice which they squeeze from pieces of food.