• Puir

    adjective, Scot. 1. poor. 2. pure. adjective 1. a Scot word for poor

  • Puirtith

    noun 1. (Scot) poverty

  • Puisne

    adjective 1. Law. younger; inferior in rank; junior, as in appointment. noun 2. an associate judge as distinguished from a chief justice. adjective 1. (esp of a subordinate judge) of lower rank

  • Puissance

    noun, Literary. 1. power, might, or force. noun 1. a competition in showjumping that tests a horse’s ability to jump a limited number of large obstacles 2. (archaic or poetic) power

  • Pull a swifty

    pull a swifty

  • Germanophile

    [jer-man-uh-fahyl] /dʒərˈmæn əˌfaɪl/ noun 1. a person who is friendly toward or admires or studies Germany or German culture. /dʒɜːˈmænəˌfaɪl/ noun 1. a person having admiration for or devotion to Germany and the Germans

  • Moniliasis

    [mon-uh-lahy-uh-sis, moh-nuh-] /ˌmɒn əˈlaɪ ə sɪs, ˌmoʊ nə-/ noun, Pathology. 1. (formerly) . moniliasis mo·ni·li·a·sis (mō’nə-lī’ə-sĭs, mŏn’ə-) n. See candidiasis.

  • Busyness

    the quality or condition of being busy. lively but meaningless activity. Historical Examples Small Gardens Violet Purton Biddle Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett Private letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 2 (of 2) Edward Gibbon The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson The Thing from the […]

  • Ray-flower

    noun, Botany. 1. one of the marginal florets surrounding the disk of tubular florets in the flower heads of certain composite plants, as the daisy. ray flower One of the narrow flowers, resembling single petals, that surround the central disk in the capitulum or flower cluster of a plant of the composite family (Asteraceae or […]

  • Lime-twig

    noun 1. a twig smeared with birdlime to catch birds. 2. a snare or trap.