(of a sailing vessel) having a bluff bow and straight stern without a figurehead.
a burglar who breaks into buildings by climbing through upstairs windows, across roofs, etc., especially with great stealth and agility. noun a burglar who enters buildings by climbing through upper windows, skylights, etc
a shrill, whistlelike sound or loud raucous shout made to express disapproval at a theater, meeting, etc. an instrument for producing such a sound. to sound catcalls. to express disapproval of by catcalls. Contemporary Examples Some folks say Emmett whistled at Carolyn as a manner of catcall, expressing his admiration. From Emmett Till to Jordan […]
a spiny shrub or small tree, Pithecellobium unguis-cati, of Central America, having greenish-yellow flowers and reddish, spirally twisted pods.
- Cat’s cradle
a children’s game in which two players alternately stretch a looped string over their fingers in such a way as to produce different designs. the intricate design formed by the string in this game. intricacy; complexity. a novel (1963) by Kurt Vonnegut. noun a game played by making intricate patterns with a loop of string […]