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a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope; also used with a negative to indicate not a single one.Lindberg, Christine A. (2007)
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
     8. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     9. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     10. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     11. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     13. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     14. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     17. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     18. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     19. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     20. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     21. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     22. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
with a stab
in a covert way
derisive
     1. adj. Expressing or characterized by derision; mocking; ridiculing.
           The critic's review of the film was derisive.
     2. adj. Deserving or provoking derision or ridicule.
           The plot of the film was so derisive that the audience began to jeer.
     3. n. (rare) A derisive remark.
art
     1. n. commons, Art
     2. n. wikiquote, Art
     3. n. (wikisource
     4. n. wikibooks, Art
     5. n. wikinews, Special:Search/art, Art
     6. n. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the senses and emotions, usually specifically the production of the beautiful i
           There is a debate as to whether graffiti is art or vandalism.
     7. n. Skillful creative activity, usually with an aesthetic focus.
           She's mastered the art of programming.
     8. n. The study and the product of these processes.
           He's at university to study art.
     9. n. Aesthetic value.
           Her photographs are nice, but there's no art in them.
     10. n. Artwork.
           Sotherby's regularly auctions art for millions.
     11. n. A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.
           I'm a great supporter of the arts.
     12. n. A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
     13. n. Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation.
     14. n. (dated) Contrivance, scheming, manipulation.
     15. v. en-archaic second-person singular of be
           How great thou art!
form
     1. n. To do with shape.:
     2. n.          The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.
     3. n.          A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold.
     4. n.          (dated) A long bench with no back.
     5. n.          (fine arts) The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.
     6. n.          (crystallography) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.
     7. n. (social) To do with structure or procedure.
     8. n.          An order of doing things, as in religious ritual.
     9. n.          Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula.
     10. n.          Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system.
                   a republican form of government
     11. n.          Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality.
                   a matter of mere form
     12. n.          (archaic) A class or rank in society.
     13. n.          (UK) A criminal record; loosely, past history (in a given area).
     14. n.          (education) A class or year of school pupils (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in sixth form).
     15. n. A blank document or template to be filled in by the user.
           To apply for the position, complete the application form.
     16. n. Level of performance.
           The team's form has been poor this year.
           The orchestra was on top form this evening.
     17. n. (grammar) A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages; the particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech.
           participial forms;  verb forms
     18. n. The den or home of a hare.
     19. n. (computing, programming) A window or dialogue box.
     20. n. (taxonomy) An infraspecific rank.
     21. n. (printing, dated) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.
     22. n. (geometry) A quantic.
     23. n. (sports) A specific way of performing a movement.
     24. v. To assume (a certain shape or visible structure).
           When you kids form a straight line I'll hand out the lollies.
     25. v. To give (a shape or visible structure) to a thing or person.
           Roll out the dough to form a thin sheet.
     26. v. (intransitive) To take shape.
           When icicles start to form on the eaves you know the roads will be icy.
     27. v. To put together or bring into being; assemble.
           The socialists did not have enough MPs to form a government.
           Paul McCartney and John Lennon formed The Beatles in Liverpool in 1960.
     28. v. (transitive, linguistics) To create (a word) by inflection or derivation.
           By adding "-ness", you can form a noun from an adjective.
     29. v. To constitute, to compose, to make up.
           Teenagers form the bulk of extreme traffic offenders.
     30. v. To mould or model by instruction or discipline.
           Singing in a choir helps to form a child's sociality.
     31. v. To provide (a hare) with a form.
     32. v. (electrical, historical, transitive) To treat (plates) to prepare them for introduction into a storage battery, causing one plate to be composed more or less of spongy lead, and the other of lead pero
he might have got it in capsule form
looking down at the still form on the floor
that
     1. conj. Introducing a clause which is the subject or object of a verb (such as one involving reported speech), or which is a complement to a previous statement.
           He told me that the book is a good read.
           I believe that it is true. — She is convinced that he is British.
     2. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause expressing a reason or cause: because, in that.
           Be glad that you have enough to eat.
     3. conj. (now uncommon) Introducing a subordinate clause that expresses an aim, purpose or goal ("final"), and usually contains the auxiliaries may, might or should: so, so that.
     4. conj. Introducing — especially, but not exclusively, with an antecedent like so or such — a subordinate clause expressing a result, consequence or effect.
           The noise was so loud that she woke up.
           The problem was sufficiently important that it had to be addressed.
     5. conj. (archaic, or poetic) Introducing a premise or supposition for consideration: seeing as; inasmuch as; given that; as would appear from the fact that.
     6. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause modifying an adverb.
           Was John there? — Not that I saw.
           How often did she visit him? — Twice that I saw.
     7. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a desire or wish.
     8. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a strong emotion such as sadness or surprise.
     9. det. The (thing, person, idea, etc) indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote physically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "this", or if expressing distinction.
           That book is a good read. This one isn't.
           That battle was in 1450.
           That cat of yours is evil.
     10. pron. (demonstrative) The thing, person, idea, quality, event, action or time indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote geographically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "t
           He went home, and after that I never saw him again.
     11. pron. The known (thing); (used to refer to something just said).
           They're getting divorced. What do you think about that?
     12. pron. (demonstrative) The aforementioned quality; used together with a verb and pronoun to emphatically repeat a previous statement.
           The water is so cold! — That it is.
     13. pron. (relative) (plural that) Which, who; (representing a subject, direct object, indirect object, or object of a preposition).
           The CPR course that she took really came in handy.
           The house that he lived in was old and dilapidated.
     14. pron. (colloquial) (Used in place of relative adverbs such as where or when; often omitted.)
           the place that = where or to which I went last year
           the last time that = when I went to Europe
     15. adv. (degree) To a given extent or degree.
           "The ribbon was that thin." "I disagree, I say it was not that thin, it was thicker... or maybe thinner...".
     16. adv. (degree) To a great extent or degree; very, particularly (in negative constructions).
           I'm just not that sick.
           I did the run last year, and it wasn't that difficult.
     17. adv. (obsolete, outside, dialects) To such an extent; so. (in positive constructions).
           Ooh, I was that happy I nearly kissed her.
     18. n. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is there; one of those.
a thing that sang
that was a crime!
mocks
     1. n. plural of mock
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of mock
     mock
          1. n. An imitation, usually of lesser quality.
          2. n. Mockery, the act of mocking.
          3. n. A practice exam set by an educating institution to prepare students for an important exam.
                He got a B in his History mock, but improved to an A in the exam.
          4. n. (software engineering) A mockup or prototype.
          5. v. To mimic, to simulate.
          6. v. To make fun of by mimicking, to taunt.
          7. v. To tantalise, and disappoint the hopes of.
          8. v. (software engineering, transitive) To create a mockup or prototype of.
                What's the best way to mock a database layer?
          9. adj. Imitation, not genuine; fake.
                mock turtle soup
                mock leather
by
     1. prep. Near or next to.
           The mailbox is by the bus stop.
     2. prep. At some time before (the given time), or before the end of a given time interval.
           Be back by ten o'clock!  We will send it by the first week of July.
     3. prep. Indicates the actor in a clause with its verb in the passive voice: Through the action or presence of.
           The matter was decided by the chairman.  The boat was swamped by the water.  He was protected by his body armour.
     4. prep. Indicates the creator of a work: Existing through the authorship etc. of.
           There are many well-known plays by William Shakespeare
     5. prep. Indicates the cause of a condition or event: Through the action of, caused by, responsibility for; by dint of.
     6. prep. Indicates a means: Involving/using the means of.
           I avoided the guards by moving only when they weren't looking.
     7. prep. Indicates a source of light used as illumination.
           The electricity was cut off, so we had to read by candlelight.
     8. prep. Indicates an authority, rule, or permission followed.
           I sorted the items by category.  By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife.
     9. prep. Indicates the amount of some progression: With a change of.
           Our stock is up by ten percent.
     10. prep. In the formulae X by X and by Xs, indicates a steady progression, one X after another.
           We went through the book page by page.  We crawled forward by inches.
     11. prep. Indicates a referenced source: According to.
           He cheated by his own admission.
     12. prep. Indicates an oath: With the authority of.
           By Jove! I think she's got it!  By all that is holy, I'll put an end to this.
     13. prep. Used to separate dimensions when describing the size of something.
           It is easy to invert a 2-by-2 matrix.  The room was about 4 foot by 6 foot.  The bricks used to build the wall measured 10 by 20 by 30 cm.
     14. prep. (horse breeding) Designates a horse's male parent (sire); cf. out of.
           She's a lovely little filly, by Big Lad, out of Damsel in Distress.
     15. adv. Along a path which runs by the speaker.
           I watched as it passed by.
     16. adv. In the vicinity, near.
           There was a shepherd close by.
           The shop is hard by the High Street.
     17. adv. To or at a place, as a residence or place of business.
           I'll stop by on my way home from work.
           We're right near the lifeguard station. Come by before you leave.
     18. adv. Aside, away.
           The women spent much time after harvest putting jams by for winter and spring.
     19. adj. Out of the way, subsidiary.
     20. n. (card games) A pass
     21. interj. alternative spelling of bye
by the way
by the window
imitation
     1. n. The act of imitating.
     2. n. (attributive) A copy or simulation; something that is not the real thing.
           imitation leather
a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope; also used with a negative to indicate not a single one.Lindberg, Christine A. (2007)
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
     8. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     9. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     10. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     11. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     13. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     14. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     17. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     18. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     19. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     20. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     21. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     22. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
in a queer tone
carrying a black bag
parody
     1. n. A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.
     2. n. (archaic) A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
     3. v. To make a parody of something.
           The comedy movie parodied the entire Western genre.
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