a musical ensemble with instruments of different types or families, as string and woodwind, especially for Renaissance music.
See consort (sense 4)
shattered or collapsed, as with age; infirm. having given way with use or age; out of working order: a broken-down chair. Contemporary Examples With U.S. Adoption Ban, a Mother Fears for Russia’s Abandoned Kids Janis Cooke Newman December 27, 2012 David’s Bookclub: The Caine Mutiny David Frum January 27, 2013 Best Behaviour, Harry March 4, […]
open field. performed, as by a ball-carrier, in a wide-open area covered by few defensive players, as opposed to the heavily trafficked area near the line of scrimmage. Historical Examples Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
despair; disillusionment; devastating sorrow, especially from disappointment in love. Historical Examples Graham’s Magazine Vol. XXXII No. 2. February 1848 Various Graham’s Magazine Vol. XXXII No. 2. February 1848 Various Dickens’ Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Charles Dickens Notes and Queries, Number 62, January 4, 1851 Various
burdened with great sorrow, grief, or disappointment. Contemporary Examples Obama Chokes Up During Newtown Statement: Full Transcript and Video The Daily Beast December 13, 2012 Kristin Chenoweth on Her Darker Role in ‘Family Weekend’ Kevin Fallon March 26, 2013 Mel Brooks’s 11 Favorite Movie Scenes: ‘Psycho’ to ‘Some Like It Hot’ Mel Brooks May 19, […]