A tough old cowboy told his grandson that if he wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a little gunpowder on his oatmeal every morning. The grandson did this religiously, and lived to the age of 93.
When he died he left 14 children, 28 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren… and a 15-foot hole in the wall of the crematorium.
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.