A speeding motorist was caught by radar from a police helicopter in the sky.
An officer pulled him over and began to issue a traffic ticket.
"How did you know I was speeding?" the frustrated driver asked.
The police officer pointed somberly toward the sky.
"You mean," asked the motorist, "that even He is against me?"
n. (us tire) rubber covering, usu. Inflated, placed round a wheel to form a soft contact with the road. [var. Of *tire2]
var. Of *tiro.
n. (pl. -ies) 1 grey or brownish cat with dark stripes.
- a kind of watered silk. [french from arabic]
n. Pair of small drums played with the hands, esp. In indian music. [arabic, = drum]
d'hôte n. (often attrib.) Meal from a set menu at a fixed price. [french, = host's table]
- licence n. Licence to serve alcoholic drinks with meals only.
- linen n. Tablecloths, napkins, etc.
- talk n. Informal talk at table.
- tennis n. Indoor ball game played with small bats on a table divided by a net.
- wine n. Wine of ordinary quality.
- —n. - flat surface on a leg or legs, used for eating, working at, etc.
- a food provided in a household (keeps a good table). B group seated for dinner etc.
- a set of facts or figures in columns etc. (table of contents). B matter contained in this. C = *multiplication table. —v. (-ling) 1 bring forward for discussion etc. At a meeting.
- esp. Us postpone consideration of (a matter). at table taking a meal at a table. On the table offered for discussion. Turn the tables (often foll. By on) reverse circumstances to one's advantage (against). Under the table colloq. - very drunk.
(also tabu) —n. (pl. -s) 1 ritual isolation of a person or thing as sacred or accursed.
- prohibition imposed by social custom. —adj. Avoided or prohibited, esp. By social custom (taboo words). —v. (-oos, -ooed or -us, -ued) 1 put under taboo.
- exclude or prohibit, esp. Socially. [tongan]
n. Hist. Small drum, esp. Used to accompany a pipe. [french]
n. (pl. -s) colloq. = *tachometer. [abbreviation]
adj. Understood or implied without being stated (tacit consent). tacitly adv. [latin taceo be silent]
adj. (-ier, -iest) slightly sticky. tackiness n. [from *tack1]
- adj. (-ier, -iest) colloq. - in poor taste, cheap.