[uh-lee-vee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈli vi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA). serving to ; palliative.
Obsolete, (def 2).
a person or thing that . (in a pipeline) an airtight box, having a free liquid surface, for cushioning the shock of water hammer. Historical Examples Photography does not merely pander to the gratification of earthly vanity, but is an alleviator of human misery. The Evolution of Photography John Werge And I can go to […]
- Alley apple
alley apple noun phrase A rock put into a stocking and used as an impromptu blackjack; ground biscuit (also road apple) A piece of horse manure (1910+)
a passage, as through a continuous row of houses, permitting access from the street to backyards, garages, etc. a narrow back street. a walk, as in a garden, enclosed with hedges or shrubbery. Bowling. a long, narrow, wooden lane or floor along which the ball is rolled. (often plural) a building for bowling. . Tennis. […]
- Alley cat
a homeless, usually mongrel, cat that scavenges for food in alleys, streets, etc. Contemporary Examples The alley cat and her kittens would have mugged him already. Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds P. J. O’Rourke August 8, 2014 Rat is tough, a 15-year-old “alley cat” version of her beautiful mother, […]