32 definitions by Antinous

A play in a baseball game when the fielding team throws out three of the opposing runners.
"I throw the ball to first base. Whoever it is grabs the ball, so the guy runs to second. Who picks up the ball and throws it to What, What throws it to I Don't Know, I Don't Know throws it back to Tomorrow - triple play." --Lou Costello
di Antinous 11 settembre 2003
Adverb. 1. clearly, unambiguously, without embellishment.
2. merely, only.
1. Speaking simply is the best way to be understood.
2. To defend myself against the burglar, I simply shot him.
di Antinous 11 settembre 2003
1. Liquor distilled from a fermented mash of grain, as barley, corn, or rye. From the Gaelic Uisge Beatha, "water of life."
2.A drink of whisky.
Also "whiskey"
Whisky is the water of life.
di Antinous 11 settembre 2003
A vestibule leading to the nave of a church.
di Antinous 22 settembre 2003
1. satisfaction of a duty or debt.
2. rest or a release, esp. death.
"Who would bear the whips and scorns of time . . . when he himself might his quietus make with a bare bodkin?" --Hamlet
di Antinous 12 settembre 2003
a knife, usually bevelled on one side only, with a handle at either end of the blade, used with a pulling stroke for rapid removal of stock.
I took the corners off the block with a drawknife before turning it on the lathe.
di Antinous 12 settembre 2003
"The grunt of the human hog (Pignoramus intolerabilis) with an audible memory. The speech of one who utters with his tongue what he thinks with his ear, and feels the pride of a creator in accomplishing the feat of a parrot. A means (under Providence) of setting up as a wit without a capital of sense" (Ambrose Bierce. The Devil's Dictionary. 1911).
di Antinous 11 settembre 2003

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