preliminary or initial work, such as the gathering of data, on which further activity is to be based.
dull or routine preparatory work
noun 1. (English, dialect) a sparrow
adjective 1. Botany. of the nature of a spadix. bearing a spadix. 2. of a bright brown color. adjective 1. (botany) producing or resembling a spadix 2. of a bright brown colour
noun 1. the highest trump in certain card games, as the queen of clubs in omber. noun 1. (cards) (in ombre and quadrille) the ace of spades
noun 1. a tool for digging, having an iron blade adapted for pressing into the ground with the foot and a long handle commonly with a grip or crosspiece at the top, and with the blade usually narrower and flatter than that of a shovel. 2. some implement, piece, or part resembling this. 3. a […]