A man met his tailor in the street and stopped him.
"I quite forgot to pay for the suit which I have on now," he said. "Why didn"t you remind me?"
"I never ask a gentleman for money," the tailor replied.
"Then what do you do if he doesn"t pay?"
"Well, after some time I no longer think he is a gentleman and then I ask him."
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adj. - uncanny, supernatural.
- colloq. Queer, incomprehensible. weirdly adv. Weirdness n. [old english wyrd destiny] WELCH
var. Of *welsh.
rabbit n. (also, by folk etymology, welsh rarebit) dish of melted cheese etc. On toast.
- v. (also welch) 1 (of a loser of a bet, esp. A bookmaker) decamp without paying. - evade an obligation. - (foll. By on) a fail to carry out a promise to (a person). B fail to honour (an obligation). [origin unknown] - —adj. Of or relating to wales or its people or language. —n. - the celtic language of wales. - (prec. By the; treated as pl.) The people of wales. [old english, ultimately from latin volcae, name of a celtic people] WENCH
n. Joc. Girl or young woman. [abbreviation of wenchel, from old english, = child]
house n. Children's small houselike tent or structure for playing in. [wendy, name of a character in barrie's peter pan]
colloq. —v. - strike or beat forcefully.
- (as whacked adj.) Tired out. —n. - sharp or resounding blow. - slang share. have a whack at slang attempt. [imitative] WHALE
—n. (pl. Same or -s) very large marine mammal with a streamlined body and horizontal tail. —v. (-ling) hunt whales. a whale of a colloq. An exceedingly good or fine etc. [old english]
—n. (pl. Wharves or -s) quayside area to which a ship may be moored to load and unload. —v. - moor (a ship) at a wharf.
- store (goods) on a wharf. [old english] WHEAT
germ n. Embryo of the wheat grain, extracted as a source of vitamins.
- n. - cereal plant bearing dense four-sided seed-spikes. - its grain, used in making flour etc. [old english] WHEEL
—n. - circular frame or disc which revolves on an axle and is used for vehicular or other mechanical motion.
- wheel-like thing. - motion as of a wheel, esp. The movement of a line of soldiers with one end as a pivot. - (in pl.) Slang car. - = *steering-wheel. —v. - a turn on an axis or pivot. B swing round in line with one end as a pivot. - a (often foll. By about, round) change direction or face another way. B cause to do this. - push or pull (a wheeled thing, or its load or occupant). - go in circles or curves. at the wheel 1 driving a vehicle. - directing a ship. - in control. On wheels (or oiled wheels) smoothly. Wheel and deal engage in political or commercial scheming. Wheels within wheels 1 intricate machinery. - colloq. Indirect or secret agencies. wheeled adj. (also in comb.). [old english]
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A cat uses whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.