There once was a very rich man who wanted to take his wealth with him when he died. He prayed and prayed until the Lord gave in, but on one condition – he could only take one suitcase of his wealth.
The rich man began to worry, "What kind of currency should I take – the dollar, the pound, the euro, the yen?" He finally decided to turn everything into gold bullion.
The day came when God called him home. St. Peter told him that he couldn’t bring in his suitcase with him. The man explained that he had an agreement with God.
"That’s unusual," St. Peter said. "Mind if I take a look?"
The man opened his suitcase to reveal the shining gold bullion.
"Why in heaven would you bring pavement?" St. Peter exclaimed
- (foll. By to) person unaccustomed to (no stranger to controversy).
v. (-ling) 1 squeeze the windpipe or neck of, esp. So as to kill.
- hamper, suppress. strangler n. [latin strangulo]
n. (pl. -ies) 1 long-term plan or policy (economic strategy).
- art of war.
- art of moving troops, ships, aircraft, etc. Into favourable positions. strategist n.
v. (-ies, -ied) (esp. As stratified adj.) Arrange in strata or grades etc. stratification n. [french: related to *stratum]
n. - long narrow strip of ribbon or paper.
- long narrow flag.
- banner headline.
n. - being strong; degree or manner of this.
- a person or thing giving strength. B positive attribute.
- number of people present or available; full number. from strength to strength with ever-increasing success. In strength in large numbers. On the strength of on the basis of. [old english: related to *strong]
adj. Overcome with illness or misfortune etc. [archaic past part. Of *strike]
adj. Loud and harsh. stridency n. Stridently adv. [latin strido creak]
A dog"s sense of smell is one of the keenest in nature. If a pot of stew was cooking on a stove, a human would smell the stew, while the dog could smell the beef, carrots, peas, potatoes, spices, and all the other individual ingredients in the stew.