At a local coffee bar, a young woman was expounding on her idea of the perfect mate to some of her friends.
"The man I marry must be a shining light amongst company. He must be musical. Tell jokes. Sing. And stay home at night!"
An old granny overheard and spoke up, "Honey, if that"s all you want, get a TV!"
- (often foll. By for) offer a tender. —n. Offer, esp. In writing, to execute work or supply goods at a stated price. put out to tender seek competitive tenders for (work etc.). tenderer n. [french: related to *tend1]
- n. - person who looks after people or things.
- supply ship attending a larger one etc.
- truck coupled to a steam locomotive to carry fuel and water. [from *tend2]
n. Cord of strong connective tissue attaching a muscle to a bone etc. tendinitis n. [latin tendo stretch]
n. Colloq. Ten-pound or ten-dollar note.
elbow n. Sprain caused by overuse of forearm muscles.
- n. Game in which two or four players strike a ball with rackets over a net stretched across a court. [probably french tenez take! (as a server's call)]
bowling n. Game in which ten pins or skittles are bowled at in an alley.