“full of ardor,” 1770, a variant of arduous with overtones of amorous, generally useful only to poets and first attested in chatterton; perhaps, then, like his works, an instance of faux medievalism.
a sunken leading to a cellar or bas-m-nt entrance, or in front of bas-m-nt or cellar windows. a p-ssageway, especially one between buildings. historical examples ten minutes later mrs. zwiebel recognized with a leaping heart his footsteps on the areaway. the compet-tive nephew montague gl-ss the android, seeing his escape cut off, veered into an […]
. noun any arenaceous rock; a sandstone
contraction of are not. contraction of am not (used interrogatively). contraction are not (informal, mainly brit) (used in interrogative sentences) am not 1794, contraction of are not, originally written are’n’t and generally so into early 19c. if “ain’t i?” is objected to, surely “aren’t i?” is very much worse. [lady grove, “the social fetich,” 1907]
the observation and study of the planet mars. noun the scientific study of the planet mars word origin greek ares ‘mars’