A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands.
He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. Pastor said, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!”
My friend said, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.”
Pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?”
He whispered back, “I’m in the Secret Service.”
poss. Pron. (attrib.) (also thine predic. Or before a vowel) archaic of or belonging to thee. [from *thine]
n. (in full nervous tic) occasional involuntary contraction of the muscles, esp. Of the face. [french from italian]
—v. (tying) 1 attach or fasten with string or cord etc.
- a form (a string, ribbon, shoelace, necktie, etc.) Into a knot or bow. B form (a knot or bow) in this way.
- (often foll. By down) restrict (a person) in some way (is tied to his job).
- (often foll. By with) achieve the same score or place as another competitor (tied with her for first place).
- hold (rafters etc.) Together by a crosspiece etc.
- mus. Unite (written notes) by a tie. —n. - cord or wire etc. Used for fastening.
- strip of material worn round the collar and tied in a knot at the front.
- thing that unites or restricts persons (family ties).
- draw, dead heat, or equality of score among competitors.
- match between any pair from a group of competing players or teams.
- (also tie-beam etc.) Rod or beam holding parts of a structure together.
- mus. Curved line above or below two notes of the same pitch indicating that they are to be played without a break between them. tie in (foll. By with) bring into or have a close association or agreement. Tie up 1 bind securely with cord etc.
- invest or reserve (capital etc.) So that it is not immediately available for use.
- (often foll. By with) = tie in.
- (usu. In passive) fully occupy (a person).
- bring to a satisfactory conclusion. [old english]
can n. Tin container, esp. An empty one.
- foil n. Foil made of tin, aluminium, or tin alloy, used for wrapping food.
- hat n. Colloq. Military steel helmet.
- plate n. Sheet iron or sheet steel coated with tin.
- whistle n. = *penny whistle.
- —n. - silvery-white metallic element, used esp. In alloys and in making tin plate.
- container made of tin or tinned iron, esp. Airtight for preserving food.
- = *tin plate. —v. (-nn-) 1 seal (food) in a tin for preservation.
- cover or coat with tin. [old english]
—n. - extremity or end, esp. Of a small or tapering thing.
- small piece or part attached to the end of a thing.
- leaf-bud of tea. —v. (-pp-) provide with a tip. on the tip of one's tongue about to be said or remembered. Tip of the iceberg small evident part of something much larger. [old norse]
- —v. (-pp-) 1 (often foll. By over, up) a lean or slant. B cause to do this.
- (foll. By into etc.) A overturn or cause to overbalance. B discharge the contents of (a container etc.) In this way. —n. - a slight push or tilt. B light stroke.
- place where material (esp. Refuse) is tipped. tip the scales see *scale2. [origin uncertain]
- —v. (-pp-) 1 make a small present of money to, esp. For a service given.
- name as the likely winner of a race or contest etc.
- strike or touch lightly. —n. - small money present, esp. For a service given.
- piece of private or special information, esp. Regarding betting or investment.
- small or casual piece of advice. tip off give (a person) a hint or piece of special information or warning. Tip a person the wink give a person private information. [origin uncertain]
abbr. International road transport. [french transport international routier]
archaic it is. [contraction]
n. Any of various small birds. [probably from scandinavian]
- n. tit for tat blow for blow; retaliation. [= earlier tip in tip for tap: see *tip2]
- n. - coarse slang woman's breast.
- colloq. Nipple. [old english]
abbr. Trinitrotoluene, a high explosive formed from toluene.