"I have good news and bad news," the defense lawyer says to his client.
"Whats the bad news?"
The lawyer says, "Your blood matches the DNA found at the murder scene."
"Dammit!" cries the client. "What"s the good news?"
"Well," the lawyer says, "Your cholesterol is down to 140."
billiards n.pl. Form of billiards with holes in the table.
- code n. Machine-readable striped code on packaging etc.
- mitzvah n. - religious initiation ceremony of a jewish boy at 13.
- boy undergoing this. [hebrew, = son of the commandment]
- person n. Barmaid or barman.
- sinister n. = *bend sinister.
- —n. - long piece of rigid material, esp. Used to confine or obstruct.
- a something of similar form (bar of soap; bar of chocolate). B band of colour or light. C heating element of an electric fire. D metal strip below the clasp of a medal, awarded as an extra distinction. E heraldry narrow horizontal stripe across a shield.
- a counter for serving alcohol etc. On. B room or building containing it. C small shop or stall serving refreshments (snack bar). D counter for a special service (heel bar).
- a barrier. B restriction (colour bar; bar to promotion).
- prisoner's enclosure in a lawcourt.
- any of the sections into which a piece of music is divided by vertical lines.
- (the bar) law a barristers collectively. B profession of barrister. —v. (-rr-) 1 a fasten with a bar or bars. B (usu. Foll. By in, out) shut or keep in or out.
- obstruct, prevent.
- (usu. Foll. By from) prohibit, exclude.
- mark with stripes. —prep. Except. be called to the bar be admitted as barrister. Behind bars in prison. [french]
- n. Esp. Meteorol. Unit of pressure, 105 newtons per square metre, approx. One atmosphere. [greek baros weight]
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