noun, U.S. History.
a federal oil reserve in Wyoming, leased to private producer Harry F. Sinclair by Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall in 1922, leading to a major government scandal and the tarnishing of the reputation of President Warren G. Harding’s administration (1921–23).
noun 1. a small three-legged table or stand. 2. a small table for use in serving tea. noun 1. a small table or stand with a tripod base 2. a tea caddy on such a table or stand
noun 1. a drop of the saline, watery fluid continually secreted by the lacrimal glands between the surface of the eye and the eyelid, serving to moisten and lubricate these parts and keep them clear of foreign particles. Synonyms: teardrop. 2. this fluid appearing in or flowing from the eye as the result of emotion, […]
verb (used with object), tore or (Archaic) tare, torn or (Archaic) tare, tearing. 1. to pull apart or in pieces by force, especially so as to leave ragged or irregular edges. Synonyms: rend, rip, rive. Antonyms: mend, repair, sew. 2. to pull or snatch violently; wrench away with force: to tear wrappings from a package; […]
- Tear apart
1. Upset or make distraught, as in The parents’ divorce tore apart the grandparents. [ Second half of 1800s ] 2. Criticize severely, as in The professor tore her paper apart. [ Mid-1900s ] 3. Search some place completely, as in The police tore the house apart. [ Second half of 1900s ] 4. Separate, […]