William Marcy [mahr-see] /ˈmɑr si/ (Show IPA), (“Boss Tweed”) 1823–78, U.S. politician. a river flowing E from S Scotland along part of the NE boundary of England into the North Sea. 97 miles (156 km) long. a male given name. noun a thick woollen often knobbly cloth produced originally in Scotland (as modifier): a tweed […]
a person who employs or superintends workers; manager. a politician who controls the party organization, as in a particular district. a person who makes decisions, exercises authority, dominates, etc.: My grandfather was the boss in his family. to be master of or over; manage; direct; control. to order about, especially in an arrogant manner. to […]
cross-eyed. Historical Examples The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten Nat Goodwin’s Book Nat C. Goodwin adjective (informal) having a squint
jazz-influenced music of Brazilian origin, rhythmically related to the samba. a dance performed to this music. noun a dance similar to the samba, originating in Brazil a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
stonework blocked out for later carving. stonework, as rusticated ashlar, having faces projecting beyond the mortar joints.