Tom had won a toy at a raffle. He called his kids together to ask which one should have the present.
“Who is the most obedient?” he asked. “Who never talks back to mother? Who does everything she says?”
Five small voices answered in unison. “Okay, dad, you get the toy.”
charger n. Electrical charger for batteries that works at a steady slow rate.
- —v. (-ling) 1 (cause to) flow in drops or a small stream.
- come or go slowly or gradually (information trickles out). —n. Trickling flow. [probably imitative]
adj. (-ier, -iest) full of tricks; playful.
n. Three-pronged spear. [latin dens dent- tooth]
—n. - movable device for releasing a spring or catch and so setting off a mechanism (esp. That of a gun).
- event, occurrence, etc., that sets off a chain reaction. —v. (often foll. By off) set (an action or process) in motion; precipitate. quick on the trigger quick to respond. [tricker from dutch trekker from trekken pull]
n. (pl. -ies) group of three related novels, plays, operas, etc.
n. (pl. -ies) 1 state of being three.
- group of three.
- (the trinity or holy trinity) theol. The three persons of the christian godhead (father, son, and holy spirit). [latin trinitas from trinus threefold]
- sunday n. Sunday next after whit sunday.
- term n. University and law term beginning after easter.
n. Trifling ornament, esp. A piece of jewellery. trinketry n. [origin unknown]
n. - each of three children or animals born at one birth.
- set of three things, esp. Three equal notes played in the time of two of the same value.