a tower from the top of which finely divided streams of molten lead are dropped down a central well, breaking up into spherical drops during their fall to be quenched and hardened in a tank of water at the bottom.
a building formerly used in the production of shot, in which molten lead was graded and dropped from a great height into water, thus cooling it and forming the shot
noun 1. James Thomson, 1874–1965, U.S. diplomat, historian, and educator.
auxiliary verb 1. simple past tense of shall. 2. (used to express condition): Were he to arrive, I should be pleased. 3. must; ought (used to indicate duty, propriety, or expediency): You should not do that. 4. would (used to make a statement less direct or blunt): I should think you would apologize. auxiliary verb, […]
- Shoulda coulda woulda
shot in the arm, a
verb (used with object) 1. to put on a short list. noun 1. a list of those people or items preferred or most likely to be chosen, as winnowed from a longer list of possibilities. noun 1. a list of suitable applicants for a job, post, etc, from which the successful candidate will be selected […]