An admiral is standing by a candy machine at the Naval Academy in Annapolis when he stops a plebe walking by.
- "Sailor, do you have change for a dollar?"
- "Sure, buddy," - says the plebe, rooting around his pocket.
- "That"s no way to address an officer! Now let"s try it again. Do you have change for a dollar?"
The plebe snaps to attention and barks,
- "No, sir!"
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corner n. (also tight place or spot) difficult situation.
- —adj. - closely held, drawn, fastened, fitting, etc. (tight hold; tight skirt). - too closely fitting. - impermeable, impervious, esp. (in comb.) To a specified thing (watertight). - tense; stretched. - colloq. Drunk. - colloq. Stingy. - (of money or materials) not easily obtainable. - a (of precautions, a programme, etc.) Stringent, demanding. B presenting difficulties (tight situation). - produced by or requiring great exertion or pressure (tight squeeze). —adv. Tightly (hold tight!). tightly adv. Tightness n. [old norse] TILDE
n. Mark (˜) put over a letter, e.g. Over a spanish n when pronounced ny (as in señor). [latin: related to *title]
n. - tillage, cultivation.
- tilled soil. [old english: related to *till3] TIMER
n. Person or device that measures or records time taken.
adj. (timider, timidest) easily frightened; apprehensive. timidity n. Timidly adv. [latin timeo fear]
—v. (-ging) (often foll. By with; often in passive) 1 colour slightly.
- affect slightly. —n. - tendency towards or trace of some colour. - slight admixture of a feeling or quality. [latin tingo tinct- dye] TINNY
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 of or like tin.
- flimsy, insubstantial. - (of sound) thin and metallic. TIPSY
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 slightly drunk.
- caused by or showing intoxication (a tipsy lurch). tipsily adv. Tipsiness n. [from *tip2] TIPUP
attrib. Adj. Able to be tipped, e.g. Of a theatre seat.
adj. - weary; ready for sleep.
- (of an idea etc.) Hackneyed. tiredly adv. Tiredness n.
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