a stem of a drinking glass or the like having a gradual swelling near the top or bottom.
a railing with supporting balusters. Historical Examples Trembling so violently that he had to lean on the balustrade for support, he told me. In Kings’ Byways Stanley J. Weyman I stood up reluctantly, and looked down over the balustrade. It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson The Child seems to stand on a sort of […]
Honoré de [on-uh-rey duh;; French aw-naw-rey duh] /ˌɒn əˈreɪ də;; French ɔ nɔˈreɪ də/ (Show IPA), 1799–1850, French novelist. Contemporary Examples So any list of the “essential” Balzac inevitably omits a handful of great works. Happy Birthday, Balzac: The Essential Novels Ronald K. Fried May 19, 2013 As I said, Balzac wrote about an epoch […]
a loud thud, as that produced when two objects strike against each other with force. to make or emit a bam. Bachelor of Applied Mathematics. Bachelor of Arts in Music. Contemporary Examples Then I just have to “retrieve payload” from Coinapult, trot on back over to Blockchain and bam! My Bitcoin (Mis)adventure Winston Ross April […]
bam-and-scram noun A hit-and-run accident (1990s+)