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.
and about adj. Active outdoors (esp. After an illness etc.).
- and out —adj. Thorough; complete. —adv. Thoroughly.
- of doors adj. & adv. In or into the open air.
- of it predic. Adj. - (of a person) not included; forlorn.
- colloq. Unconscious, dazed.
- prefix in senses 1 so as to surpass or exceed (outdo).
- external, separate (outline).
- out of; away from; outward (outgrowth).
- —adv. - away from or not in or at a place etc. (keep him out; get out; tide is out).
- indicating: a dispersal away from a centre etc. (share out). B coming or bringing into the open (call out; will look it out for you). C need for attentiveness (watch out; listen out).
- not in one's house, office, etc. (tell them i'm out).
- to or at an end; completely (tired out; die out; fight it out; my luck was out; typed it out).
- (of a fire, candle, etc.) Not burning.
- in error (was 3% out).
- colloq. Unconscious (is out cold).
- (of a limb etc.) Dislocated (put his arm out).
- (of a political party etc.) Not in office. 10 (of a jury) considering its verdict. 11 (of workers) on strike. 12 (of a secret) revealed. 13 (of a flower) open. 14 (of a book, record, etc.) Published, on sale. 15 (of a star) visible after dark. 16 no longer in fashion (turn-ups are out). 17 (of a batsman etc.) Dismissed from batting. 18 not worth considering (that idea is out). 19 (prec. By superl.) Colloq. Known to exist (the best game out). 20 (of a mark etc.) Removed (washed the stain out). —prep. Out of (looked out the window). —n. Way of escape. —v. Come or go out; emerge (murder will out). out for intent on, determined to get. Out of 1 from within.
- not within.
- from among.
- beyond the range of (out of reach).
- so as to be without, lacking (was swindled out of his money; out of sugar).
- from (get money out of him).
- because of (asked out of curiosity).
- by the use of (what did you make it out of?). Out of bounds see *bound2. Out of date see *date1. Out of order see *order. Out of pocket see *pocket. Out of the question see *question. Out of sorts see *sort. Out of this world see *world. Out of the way see *way. Out to determined to. [old english]
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