"We"re going to play elephants and circuses," - said a little boy at kindergarten, "Do you want to join in?"
"I"d love to," - replied the teacher. "What do you want me to do?"
"You can be the lady that feeds us peanuts!"
n. Organ producing pollen in a flower. [latin, = warp, thread]
n. - standpoint; attitude.
- attitude or position of the body, esp. When hitting a ball etc. [italian stanza standing]
v. (also staunch) 1 restrain the flow of (esp. Blood).
- restrain the flow from (esp. A wound). [french estanchier]
n. Basic metrical unit of a poem etc., typically of four to twelve rhymed lines. [italian]
—n. U-shaped metal bar or piece of wire with pointed ends for driving into and holding papers together, or holding an electrical wire in place, etc. —v. (-ling) fasten or provide with a staple. stapler n. [old english]
- —n. - principal or important article of commerce (staples of british industry).
- chief element or main component.
- fibre of cotton or wool etc. With regard to its quality (cotton of fine staple). —attrib. Adj. - main or principal (staple diet).
- important as a product or export. [french estaple market]
—n. - polysaccharide obtained chiefly from cereals and potatoes.
- preparation of this for stiffening fabric.
- stiffness of manner; formality. —v. Stiffen (clothing) with starch. [old english: related to *stark]
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 full of stars.
- like a star.
v. (-ving) 1 (cause to) die of hunger or suffer from malnourishment.
- colloq. Feel very hungry (i'm starving).
- a suffer from mental or spiritual want. B (foll. By for) feel a strong craving for.
- (foll. By of) deprive of.
- compel by starving (starved into surrender). starvation n. [old english, = die]