broadcast , v : (transitive) To transmit a message or signal through radio waves or electronic means. (transitive) To transmit a message over a wide area; specifically, to send an email in a single transmission to a (typically large) number of people. (intransitive) To
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armshouse , n : (MLE) Bloodshed, violence.
chasma , n : (astronomy, geology) A long, narrow, steep-sided depression on a planet (often other than Earth), a moon, or another body in the Solar System. (astronomy, obsolete, rare) An aurora. Obsolete form of chasm. The Cassini–Huygens space probe was launched on this
scruple , n : (obsolete) A weight of twenty grains or one third of a dram, in England about 1.3 grams (symbol: ℈). (obsolete) Hence, a very small quantity; a particle. (obsolete) A doubt or uncertainty concerning a matter of fact; intellectual perplexity. Hesitation
knock one over with a feather , v : (idiomatic, informal) Used to express that one is greatly surprised.
ratiocination , n : Reasoning, conscious deliberate inference; the activity or process of reasoning. Thought or reasoning that is exact, valid and rational. A proposition arrived at by such thought.
surrey , n : (historical) A light horse-drawn carriage with forward-facing seats accommodating two or four people, popular in the United States; a motorized carriage of similar design. The musical film Oklahoma! featuring songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, including “The Surrey
oofy , adj : (Britain, slang, dated) Having lots of oof (money); rich, wealthy.
oche , n : (darts) A line behind which a player’s front foot must be placed when throwing a dart.
extremity , n : The most extreme or furthest point of something. An extreme measure. A hand or foot. A limb (“major appendage of a human or animal such as an arm, leg, or wing”).