verb (transitive) (Scots law)
to take (property of a debtor) in execution or by way of distress; distrain
to impound (stray cattle, etc)
noun a person who is intelligent but socially inept; a nerd Word Origin either from “Felix the Cat” or “Revenge of the Nerds” n. “nerdy intellectual,” by 1986, U.S. teenager slang, from the character Poindexter, introduced 1959 in the made-for-TV cartoon version of “Felix the Cat.” noun An overly studious person; merv, nerd, pencil neck […]
noun a fear of punishment Word Origin poin ‘to prick, harass’
[poin-set-ee-uh, -set-uh] /pɔɪnˈsɛt i ə, -ˈsɛt ə/ noun 1. a plant, Euphorbia (Poinsettia) pulcherrima, of the spurge family, native to Mexico and Central America, having variously lobed leaves and brilliant scarlet, pink, or white petallike bracts. /pɔɪnˈsɛtɪə/ noun 1. a euphorbiaceous shrub, Euphorbia (or Poinsettia) pulcherrima, of Mexico and Central America, widely cultivated for its […]
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point A n. See subspinale.