a cordage fiber obtained from the leaves of a tropical plant, Agave cantala.
the plant itself.
a tropical American plant, Agave cantala, similar to the century plant: family Agavaceae (agaves)
the coarse tough fibre of this plant, used in making twine
a town in S Vietnam, on the Mekong River.
the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids. Historical Examples The Heroes Charles Kingsley A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca William E. Duellman Myths That Every Child Should Know Various Explanation of Terms Used […]
cheerful; lively. Historical Examples Two Wars: An Autobiography of General Samuel G. French Samuel Gibbs French The Letters of Jane Austen Jane Austen Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9 Various Two Wars: An Autobiography of General Samuel G. French Samuel Gibbs French The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett Two Wars: An […]
insincere, especially conventional expressions of enthusiasm for high ideals, goodness, or piety. the private language of the underworld. the phraseology peculiar to a particular class, party, profession, etc.: the cant of the fashion industry. whining or singsong speech, especially of beggars. to talk hypocritically. to speak in the whining or singsong tone of a beggar; […]