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
v. (-ting) literary 1 petition humbly to (a person) or for (a thing).
- (foll. By to, for) make a petition. supplicant adj. & n. Supplication n. Supplicatory adj. [latin supplico]
attrib. Adj. Econ. Denoting a policy of low taxation etc. To encourage production and investment.
film n. (also supporting picture etc.) Less important film in a cinema programme.
adj. Providing (esp. Emotional) support or encouragement. supportively adv. Supportiveness n.
adv. Allegedly; as is generally believed.
adj. Never stumbling or making a mistake.
n. 20th-c. Movement in art and literature, attempting to express the subconscious mind by dream imagery, bizarre juxtapositions, etc. surrealist n. & adj. Surrealistic adj. Surrealistically adv. [french: related to *sur-1, *real1]
bridge n. Bridge with a roadway suspended from cables supported by towers.
- n. - suspending or being suspended.
- springs etc. Supporting a vehicle on its axles.
- substance consisting of particles suspended in a medium.
adj. - prone to or feeling suspicion.
- causing suspicion. suspiciously adv.
n. - nourishment, food.
- means of support. [anglo-french: related to *sustain]