n. - experience and knowledge together with the power of applying them.
- prudence; common sense.
- wise sayings. [old english: related to *wise1]
- tooth n. Hindmost molar usu. Cut at about 20 years of age.
n. European bison. [german: cf. *bison]
v. - (often foll. By up) make or become dry and shrivelled.
- (often foll. By away) deprive of or lose vigour or freshness.
- (esp. As withering adj.) Blight with scorn etc. witheringly adv. [apparently var. Of *weather]
—adv. - inside.
- in spirit (pure within). —prep. - inside.
- a not beyond or out of. B not transgressing or exceeding.
- not further off than (within three miles; within ten days). within one's grasp close enough to be obtained.
v. (often foll. By on) colloq. Chatter annoyingly or on trivial matters. [origin unknown]
—n. - sorcerer; magician.
- person of remarkable powers, genius. —adj. Slang wonderful. wizardry n. [from *wise1]
—v. (-ling) 1 sway from side to side.
- stand or go unsteadily; stagger.
- waver, vacillate. —n. State or instance of wobbling. [cf. Low german wabbeln]
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 tending to wobble.
- wavy (wobbly line).
- weak after illness.
- wavering, insecure (the economy was wobbly). throw a wobbly slang have a tantrum or fit of nerves.
adj. - sorrowful.
- causing or feeling affliction.
- very bad. woefully adv.
n. Leather etc. Ring through which the ends of a scout's neckerchief are passed at the neck. [origin unknown]