[sem-per pah-rah-too s; English sem-per puh-rey-tuh s] /ˈsɛm pɛr pɑˈrɑ tʊs; English ˈsɛm pər pəˈreɪ təs/
always ready: motto of the U.S. Coast Guard.
noun 1. any of various succulent plants belonging to the genus Sempervivum, of the stonecrop family, having leaves in dense basal rosettes and a compact, flat-topped cluster of flowers, and including the houseleek, S. tectorum, and other commonly cultivated species. noun 1. See houseleek
adjective, adverb, (used as a musical direction) 1. simple; straightforward. adjective, adverb 1. (music) to be performed in a simple manner
adverb, (used in musical directions) 1. throughout. adverb 1. (music) (preceding a tempo or dynamic marking) always; consistently. It is used to indicate that a specified volume, tempo, etc, is to be sustained throughout a piece or passage
noun 1. seamstress. noun 1. a rare word for seamstress