Once Holmes was visited by the person with a request for help. He was in a worn suit, a shirt with shabby cuffs and an old top head on his head. Holmes refused to help him. When the man left, disappointed Watson jumped on his friend:
- Sherlock, you are a great detective. How could you refuse to help the poor man?
- My dear friend, he was not absolutely poor. It his purse there was 115 pounds and 25 pence.
- But how do you know ?
- It is elementary, Buddy. Let’s count it together.
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List of words beginning with:
generis adj. Of its own kind; unique. [latin]
—n. - total resulting from addition.
- amount of money (a large sum). - a arithmetical problem. B (esp. Pl.) Colloq. Arithmetic work, esp. Elementary. —v. (-mm-) find the sum of. in sum in brief. Sum up 1 (esp. Of a judge) give a summing-up. - form or express an opinion of (a person, situation, etc.). - summarize. [latin summa] SUN
- lounge n. Room with large windows to receive sunlight. - —n. - a the star round which the earth orbits and from which it receives light and warmth. B this light or warmth. - any star. —v. (-nn-) refl. Bask in the sun. under the sun anywhere in the world. sunless adj. [old english] SUP
prefix assim. Form of *sub- before p.
- —v. (-pp-) 1 take by sips or spoonfuls. - esp. N.engl. Colloq. Drink (alcohol). —n. Sip of liquid. [old english] - v. (-pp-) archaic take supper. [french] SUR
prefix = *super- (surcharge; surrealism). [french]
- prefix assim. Form of *sub- before r. SUS
prefix assim. Form of *sub- before c, p, t.
- var. Of *suss. SYL
prefix assim. Form of *syn- before l.
prefix assim. Form of *syn- before b, m, p.
prefix with, together, alike. [greek sun with]
- prefix with, together, alike. [greek sun with] SACK
—n. - a large strong bag for storage or conveyance. B quantity contained in a sack.
- (prec. By the) colloq. Dismissal from employment. - (prec. By the) us slang bed. —v. - put into a sack or sacks. - colloq. Dismiss from employment. [latin saccus] - —v. Plunder and destroy (a captured town etc.). —n. Such sacking. [french mettre à sac put in a sack] - n. Hist. White wine from spain and the canaries. [french vin sec dry wine]
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