(sometimes not capital) a horsetail, Equisetum hyemale, whose siliceous stems have been used for polishing and scouring pots and pans Also called scouring rush
noun, Furniture. 1. a settle having a back so hinged that it can be lowered onto the arms to form a table.
noun, Poker. 1. . noun, Poker. 1. a hand consisting of five cards following one another by two in order of denomination, as a five, seven, nine, jack, and king, being of special value in certain games.
- Dutch twins
noun phrase Two people having the same birthday (1980s+)
noun, Sometimes Offensive. 1. a person who criticizes or reproves with unsparing severity and frankness. noun 1. (informal) a person who criticizes or reproves frankly and severely noun phrase A severely censorious person, usually a man: A ”Dutch uncle” whose every word is reproof (1838+) A stern, candid critic or adviser, as in When I […]