noun (South African)
a minibus used to transport workers from the townships to the city centres
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a tea that has been allowed to wither and ferment under controlled conditions before being subjected to a heating process that stops fermentation and turns the leaves black. Historical Examples My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands George Francis Train Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, No. 442 Various Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, […]
a shrub or tree of the genus Crataegus, as C. calpodendron. a walking stick made of a blackthorn tree or shrub. Also called sloe. a much-branched, thorny, Old World shrub, Prunus spinosa, having white flowers and small plumlike fruits. pear haw. Historical Examples By the Barrow River Edmund Leamy The Book of Hallowe’en Ruth Edna […]
a black bow tie, worn with a dinner jacket. semiformal evening wear for men (distinguished from white tie). requiring that guests wear semiformal attire, especially that men wear black bow ties with tuxedos or dinner jackets: a black-tie dance. Contemporary Examples Caroline Kennedy’s Next Move Lloyd Grove May 4, 2009 Who Is Brooke Mueller? Tricia […]
a widely distributed sand shark, Charcharinus limbatus, having fins that appear to have been dipped in ink, inhabiting shallow waters of warm seas.