Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents the week before Christmas.
At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs.
"I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE…
I PRAY FOR A NEW NINTENDO…
I PRAY FOR A NEW VCR…"
His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said, "Why are you shouting your prayers? God isn’t deaf."
To which the little brother replied, "No, but Grandma is!”
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]