a hitch made with a rope over a hook so that it holds fast when pulled but is loose otherwise.
a knot for hooking tackle to the end of a rope, holding fast when pulled but otherwise loose
a tree, Juglans nigra, of North America, having pinnate leaves and dark-brown bark and bearing an edible nut covered by a thick green or brown husk. the nut of this tree. the wood of this tree, valued in furniture-making. Historical Examples Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume X Various On the Stairs Henry B. Fuller My […]
a river in N central Alabama, flowing SW past Birmingham to the Tombigbee River. 178 miles (286 km) long.
a regiment of Scottish infantry in the British army (so called from the dark colors in their tartan). the plaid pattern of their tartan. Historical Examples A History of the Gipsies Walter Simson noun the Black Watch, the Royal Highland Regiment in the British Army
wastewater from toilets, garbage disposal, and industrial processes. Historical Examples Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman South Sea Tales Jack London Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 1 Various The Quiver, 1/1900 Anonymous New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915 Various The White Blackbird Hudson […]