any of the class of synthetic, nonflammable, liquid dielectrics used chiefly for insulation in transformers.
a native African police officer or soldier, especially one serving a colonial administration. Historical Examples An hour or two ago he was a fugitive, practically unarmed, with nearly a score of askari hunting him down. Samba Herbert Strang It was just at this point that they met a party of askari marching in the other […]
a native African police officer or soldier, especially one serving a colonial administration. Historical Examples The askaris kept double guard; but at dawn eleven of the porters were missing. Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman We had four askaris, one of whom was the noisiest man I have ever heard. In Africa John T. McCutcheon Both porters […]
to put a question to; inquire of: I asked him but he didn’t answer. to request information about: to ask the way. to try to get by using words; request: to ask advice; to ask a favor. to solicit from; request of: Could I ask you a favor? Ask her for advice. to demand; expect: […]
strict self-discipline or self-control, as for religious or meditative purposes. noun a practice of severe self-discipline or ascetism for spiritual reasons; also written ascesis Word Origin Gk.
to one side; out of line; in a crooked position; awry: to wear one’s hat askew; to hang a picture askew. with disapproval, scorn, contempt, etc.; disdainfully: They looked askew at the painting. crooked; awry: Your clothes are all askew. Historical Examples And not only did she stammer, But she used the kind of grammarThat […]