The lifeguard told the mother to make her young son stop urinating in the pool.
"Everyone knows," - the mother lectured him, "that from time to time, young children will urinate in a pool."
"Oh really?" said the lifeguard, "from the diving board!?!?"
n. - thing serving as a symbol, reminder, or mark (as a token of affection; in token of my esteem).
- thing equivalent to something else, esp. Money.
- (attrib.) A perfunctory (token effort). B conducted briefly to demonstrate strength of feeling (token strike). C chosen by tokenism to represent a group (token woman).
n. (pl. -ies) colloq. British private soldier. [tommy atkins, name used in specimens of completed official forms]
adj. Of or relating to tone or tonality. tonally adv. [medieval latin: related to *tone]
n.pl. Implement with two arms for grasping coal, sugar, etc. [old english]
sol-fa n. Mus. System of notation used esp. In teaching singing.
- water n. Carbonated water flavoured with quinine.
- —n. - invigorating medicine.
- anything serving to invigorate.
- = *tonic water.
- mus. Keynote. —adj. Invigorating. [greek: related to *tone]
n. = *metric ton. [french: related to *ton]
attrib. Adj. Slang (of a motor cyclist) achieving a speed of 100 m.p.h., esp. Habitually.
n. (pl. Teeth) 1 each of a set of hard bony enamel-coated structures in the jaws of most vertebrates, used for biting and chewing.
- toothlike part or projection, e.g. The cog of a gearwheel, the point of a saw or comb, etc.
- (often foll. By for) taste; appetite.
- (in pl.) Force, effectiveness. armed to the teeth completely and elaborately armed. Fight tooth and nail fight very fiercely. Get one's teeth into devote oneself seriously to. In the teeth of 1 in spite of (opposition or difficulty etc.).
- contrary to (instructions etc.).
- directly against (the wind etc.). toothed adj. (also in comb.). Toothless adj. [old english]
- powder n. Powder for cleaning the teeth.
n. Transparent mineral, usu. Yellow, used as a gem. [greek topazos]