n. (Logic) A form of syllogism of which the first and third propositions are particular negatives, and the middle term a universal affirmative [For years I’ve been trying to find the exact device, for when you say “near and far” to mean “everywhere” — I swear there’s a better word for it than this but perhaps not! (This is certainly a nifty enough word)]
1. To beg
2. To grumble, mutter, moan
3. To move or act in a dreamy, idle, or purposeless manner; to dawdle. Freq. with along, away, over.
4. trans. To fritter away (one’s time, life, etc.).
5. intr. To talk in a dreamy, rambling, or incoherent manner; to ramble or wander in one’s talk. Freq. with away, on.
Pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of, a cloaca or sewer. (Cloaca, noun: An underground conduit for drainage, a common sewer.)
etiology (alternatively aetiology, aitiology) n.
The study of causation, origination.
1. Absorbent of moisture
2. Addicted to drinking
3. Related to drink