Two cowboys come upon an Indian lying on his stomach with his ear to the ground. One of the cowboys stops and says to the other, "You see that Indian?"
"Yeah," says the other cowboy.
"Look," says the first one, "he’s listening to the ground. He can hear things for miles in any direction."
Just then the Indian looks up. "Covered wagon," he says, "about two miles away. Have two horses, one brown, one white. Man, woman, child, household effects in wagon."
"Incredible!" says the cowboy to his friend. "This Indian knows how far away they are, how many horses, what color they are, who is in the wagon, and what is in the wagon. Amazing!"
The Indian looks up and says, "Ran over me about a half hour ago."
north n. North according to the earth's axis, not magnetic north.
- —adj. (truer, truest) 1 in accordance with fact or reality (a true story).
- genuine; rightly or strictly so called.
- (often foll. By to) loyal, faithful.
- (foll. By to) accurately conforming to (a type or standard) (true to form).
- correctly positioned or balanced; upright, level.
- exact, accurate (a true copy). —adv.
n. Shallow oblong garden-basket usu. Of wood strips. [perhaps a dial. Var. Of *trough]
n. (also czar) (fem. Tsarina) hist. Title of the former emperors of russia. tsarist n. (usu. Attrib.). [latin caesar]
n. (pl. -s) low-pitched brass wind instrument. [latin, = trumpet]
—n. - long hollow cylinder.
- soft metal or plastic cylinder sealed at one end and holding a semi-liquid substance (tube of toothpaste).
- hollow cylindrical organ in the body.
- (often prec. By the) colloq. London underground (went by tube).
- a cathode-ray tube, esp. In a television set. B (prec. By the) esp. Us colloq. Television.
- us thermionic valve.
- = *inner tube.
- austral. Slang can of beer. —v. (-bing) 1 equip with tubes.
- enclose in a tube. [latin]
shop n. Small shop selling sweets etc. To schoolchildren.
- —v. - (often foll. By in, up) a draw, fold, or turn the outer or end parts of (cloth or clothes etc.) Close together so as to be held; push in the edge of (a thing) so as to confine it (tucked his shirt into his trousers). B push in the edges of bedclothes around (a person) (came to tuck me in).
- draw together into a small space (tucked its head under its wing).
- stow (a thing) away in a specified place or way (tucked it in a corner; tucked it out of sight).
- make a stitched fold in (cloth etc.). —n. - flattened usu. Stitched fold in cloth etc.
- colloq. Food, esp. Cakes and sweets (also attrib.: tuck box). tuck in colloq. Eat heartily. Tuck into (or away) colloq. Eat (food) heartily (tucked into their dinner; could really tuck it away). [low german or dutch]