a place where growth or maturity (as of fruit, animals, etc) is artificially hastened
[fawr-suh-peyt, fohr-] /ˈfɔr səˌpeɪt, ˈfoʊr-/ adjective 1. having the shape of or resembling a forceps.
forcipressure for·ci·pres·sure (fôr’sə-prěsh’ər) n. A method of arresting hemorrhage by compressing a blood vessel with forceps.
- For crying out loud
interjection An exclamation of emphasis, surprise, disbelief, impatience, etc; for the love of pete: For crying out loud, what half-assed thing has he done now? [1920s+; a euphemism for for Christ’s sake] An exclamation of anger or exasperation, as in For crying out loud, can’t you do anything right? This term is a euphemism for […]
[fawrd, fohrd] /fɔrd, foʊrd/ noun 1. a place where a river or other body of water is shallow enough to be crossed by wading. verb (used with object) 2. to cross (a river, stream, etc.) at a ford. [fawrd, fohrd] /fɔrd, foʊrd/ noun 1. Elizabeth Bloomer (“Betty”) 1918–2011, U.S. First Lady 1974–77 (wife of Gerald […]