a member of the ruling class of ancient Laconia; a Spartan citizen.
Compare Helot (def 1), Perioeci.
noun 1. a durable, weather-resistant varnish applied to unpainted wooden areas, especially on ships. 2. a varnish made from sulfur, rosin, and linseed oil.
noun 1. a tentlike bed curtain or canopy. 2. a bed curtain suspended from a flat, circular covering on the ceiling. 3. a bed having a tentlike curtain or canopy.
- Spar with
Argue or debate with, as in You’d never know they were happily married, because they’re constantly sparring with each other. [ Early 1600s ]
noun 1. Pathology. a sudden, abnormal, involuntary muscular contraction, consisting of a continued muscular contraction (tonic spasm) or of a series of alternating muscular contractions and relaxations (clonic spasm) 2. any sudden, brief spell of great energy, activity, feeling, etc. noun 1. an involuntary muscular contraction, esp one resulting in cramp or convulsion 2. a […]