a race in which each horse is assigned a specified weight according to age, record of past performance, sex, etc.
a hamlet in SW Scotland, near Ayr: birthplace of Robert Burns. Historical Examples Mr. Alloway, has any other survey of this river bend been made before? Rose of Old Harpeth Maria Thompson Daviess When the door was closed she turned and looked Alloway in the eyes. Northern Lights Gilbert Parker “She’s lyin’ or she’s crazy,” […]
by general allowance or admission; admittedly. adverb (sentence modifier) by general admission or agreement; admittedly
to give permission to or for; permit: to allow a student to be absent; No swimming allowed. to let have; give as one’s share; grant as one’s right: to allow a person $100 for expenses. to permit by neglect, oversight, or the like: to allow a door to remain open. to admit; acknowledge; concede: to […]
a white crystalline pyrimidine derivative, C 4 H 2 O 4 N 2 , used in biomedical research to induce diabetes in laboratory animals. Historical Examples The impure mother-liquor from which crystals of alloxan have separated, if diluted with water, may be used for this purpose. Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in […]